By Leah Shear
We are delighted to announce the 8th annual Challah Bake International – Chamisha Assar b’Av Shidduch Bake!
Last year, thousands of women from all around the world united to bake challah for our singles! The LOVE, ACHDUS, BROCHOS and CHALLAH PHOTOS created a magical atmosphere!! It uplifted us all and inspired us to daven together to be able to dance at our children’s weddings.
As this is our 8th Challah Bake, it is the year of MIRACLES – beyond tevah. In kabbalistic teachings the number eight symbolizes that which is beyond nature and its (inherently limited) perfection. We hope to channel the kavonos and bakashos of our collective tefilos and draw forth revealed brachos and simcha for our families and communities. Let no single be left behind, as we beseech the Aibishter to part the shidduch Yam Suf and bring MIRACLES that will bring all the zivugim together without delay! May they all be blessed to build a בית נאמן בישראל and see all the Rebbe’s brochos fulfilled בטוב הנראה והנגלה!
In the times of the Beis ha’Mikdosh, Chamisha Assar b’Av marked a day of joy and happiness for the Jewish people. The Gemorah tells us that each year, coinciding with the onset of the grape harvest, the unmarried women of Yerushalayim would dress in white and dance in the vineyards outside the city, where eligible bachelors would go to find their wives.
As a way of tapping into and celebrating these historic traditions of simcha, shidduchim, and unity, Challah Bake international (CBI) will be baking again! We will gather (virtually, of course) to bake challah in our own homes, be inspired, and daven for our singles to find their ba’sherts. Anyone who has joined this challah bake in previous years has experienced the electric energy, as thousands of women recite hundreds of names with a prayer in their hearts and dough on their hands!
If you haven’t signed up yet, click here to join now.
Let’s exceed our previous successes reaching even more women this time around!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Challah Bake International forms WhatsApp groups of 100 women and the names of their submitted “singles” are read by each woman in that group when challah is taken in their own homes. At the same time, each woman gives tzedokah and takes on a hachlota to light candles or to motivate at least one other woman to light Shabbos candles. To boost the power of this moment, we suggest that to complete the circle of the 3 mitzvahs, women learn more about the Mikvah or donate to a mikvah of their choice – this is a segulah for our singles to marry soon and fulfill the sacred mitzvah of Taharas Ha’Mishpacha – Family Purity. We will also offer an opportunity to donate to Mikvah Mei Chaya Mushkah.
IF YOU ARE HOSTING AN EVENT:
You and your group can join individually or you, as a leader of a group or Shlucha, can sign-up and represent the women at your challah baking event.
Last year all the names were read at the Ohel and will, IY”H, be read again this year.
In the spirit of Tzeddakah, Tefillah and Torah, the participants will be watching an uplifting video with a message from Mrs. Shterna Ginsburg, New York, USA
Those who sign up early will receive a daily inspirational Torah thought from the desks of:
Devora Leah Weisz, London, UK
Nechama Caplan, Tzfas, Israel
Mina Gordon, Melbourne, Australia
Goldie Slavin, Caracas, Venezuela
Miriam Moskovitz, Kharkov, Ukraine
Chana Perman,Toronto, Canada
Sarah Lowenthal, Toronto, Canada
Rivky Chaikin, Johannesburg, South Africa
Rivka Goldstein, Florida, USA
The testimonials and photos from people who participated in last year’s event were truly heart-warming and inspirational, and came pouring in with love and appreciation, and a feeling of having been part of a holy experience.
This is your chance to experience that same feeling!
JOIN NOW BY CLICKING HERE.
May all our efforts, tefilos and ma’asim tovim be counted and answered l’tova b’korov!
For more information on how to join the CHALLAH BAKE or if you would like to join the group of women going to the OHEL the day of the event please visit: challahbakeinternational.com or email: [email protected]