Jerusalem hosting challah bake as part of Shabbos Project
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Jerusalem hosting challah bake as part of Shabbos Project

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jerusalem will host a challah bake as part of the Shabbos Project being held in 170 cities around the world.

Hundreds of Jerusalem women and girls are expected to take part Thursday evening in the Great Big Jerusalem Challah Bake hosted by celebrity chef and author Jamie Geller.

Events for The Shabbos Project are scheduled to take place this weekend. The project, which originated in South Africa as an initiative of the country’s chief rabbi, calls on Jews to keep the upcoming Sabbath together.

“Preparing the challah for Shabbat is known to be a time of reflection and devotion to the Jewish faith and tradition,” Geller said. “What an amazing experience this will be together with hundreds of other women from all backgrounds, coming together to perform this mitzvah.”

Additional Shabbos Project events scheduled for Friday and Saturday include joint communal meals and festive havdalah ceremonies and concerts.