Hillel House Fights Hunger with Challah

Hillel House will be selling freshly-baked challah bread through the month of April to raise money towards Gettysburg Campus Kitchens and MAZON (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

Hillel House will be selling freshly-baked challah bread through the month of April to raise money towards Gettysburg Campus Kitchens and MAZON (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).

By Sam Shourds, Staff Writer

Every semester, the Hillel House holds a series of events promoting their fresh-baked challah bread and offering opportunities for students to assist in the making of the delicacy.

These events are in full swing throughout the rest of February, March, and April,  but supplies and manpower are limited so it’s important to get the word out and take part in this fun cultural experience.

If you don’t already know, challah bread is the Jewish Sabbath and holiday bread, and it comes with many flavors and traditions.  The flavors offered so far this semester have ranged from traditional challah to double chocolate and apple cinnamon challah, and there are more flavors to come!

Proceeds go towards the Gettysburg Campus Kitchens and MAZON,  “two organizations dedicated to fighting hunger and food insecurity domestically and internationally,” as explained by Rebekah Hurwitz ‘19, the Challah for Hunger Chair.

If you’re wondering how you can get involved in this Gettysburg College tradition, check your Gettysburg email often and consider signing up to volunteer an hour of your time to bake challah bread with Hillel House on March 4 or March 18.

If you’re more of a Guy Fieri than a Gordon Ramsey, keep an eye out for opportunities to purchase the bread and interact with members of the Hillel House and the Gettysburg community in general.

Several social events will be held in the future. Hillel will be selling fresh challah bread at these events and allowing the chance to pre-order bread in multiple delicious flavors.

There will be plenty of challah bread to come, but make sure to get your share before the end!

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Author: Gettysburgian Staff

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