We’re so lucky that Nikki Cattan, a recent grad from West Chester University, is spending the summer interning with us! When she started, we asked her… What brings you to Challah for Hunger? I learned about Challah for Hunger from the Director of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs at West Chester University and the leadership summit … Continue reading Meet Nikki, our Summer Intern!
ByJane Yamaykin, Jewish Food Experience If matzah is the bread of affliction, challah is the bread of…what? That’s what I wondered to myself when I started researching, during Passover, no less, Challah for Hunger (CfH), a growing social justice organization started at Scripps College in 2004 by then-student Eli Winkleman, which became a registered nonprofit in 2009 and … Continue reading Braiding Bread to Help Others Break Bread
The guest blogger this week is senior Co-President of Ithaca CfH, Amanda Aussems. CfH at Ithaca hosted a bake with Longview senior center in Ithaca, NY. The Ithaca College CfH Chapter began baking at Longview, a senior living facility nestled right in the heart of Ithaca across from the college campus, last year. We have continued … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: Ithaca College
Yesterday, CfH and Jewish Children Family Services (JFCS) staff members and volunteers baked together as part of our beyond the college campus initiative. While the loaves were baking in the oven, our Repair the World fellow, Sarah led an engaging conversation and activity with the volunteers focusing on “where does food come from and how do we … Continue reading JFCS Bake
In Case You Missed It: This past weekend we made our second debut at COOK: Philadelphia’s Premier Demonstration Kitchen. We chose everything bagel challah, cheddar challah-peño and chocolate babka – a little sweet mixed with a little savory. Click here to read more about the challah demonstration on COOK’S blog.
This week we feature Ana Mendelson, a senior at the University of Virginia and former chapter president. This past year, Ana served as the Challah for Hunger representative to the MAZON Board of Directors. It’s the first time that a CfH leader has served on the board and when we asked, Ana had a lot … Continue reading Q & A with Ana Mendelson
The guest blogger this week is Mallory Hirschfeld, the events coordinator of CfH at Binghamton University. CfH at Binghamton hosted the 1st Annual “Challah for Hunger Games” this past month. The event was both fun, mission driven and engaging in campus outreach. The goal of the “Challah for Hunger Games” event was to bring together multiple clubs and organizations … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: Binghamton University
As part of our new “Beyond the College Campus” initiative, our staff has been teaching challah braiding. Some of our partners include JFCS, an organization that empowers individuals and families toward self-sufficiency, JCHAI, an organization that offers support to those with developmental disabilities, local pre-schools and most recently, jkidphilly an organization that connects families to happenings, resources and voices of … Continue reading jkidphilly bake
The guest blogger this week is Samantha Morgan, the advocacy chair of CfH at the University of Pittsburgh. Samantha organized a hunger education and challah baking event at Rodef Shalom Synagogue with Repair the World Pittsburgh, Just Harvest, and Grow Pittsburgh. After Sunday school ended at Rodef Shalom, 50 kids sat at two long tables waiting to get their … Continue reading Chapter Spotlight: University of Pittsburgh
Exciting news update from Challah for Hunger! Save-the-Date for our 2016 Leadership Summit, taking place on July 29-31 at West Chester University, PA. This year’s summit will bring together student leaders, alumni, donors, friends and partners for a weekend of skill sharing, education about hunger, challah baking, and many more fun activities. Registration opens February 17, 2016. Click … Continue reading Leadership Summit 2016