Around and around and around we go!

A round challah sweet and fluffy, studded with raisins, dipped in honey announces the arrival of Rosh Hashanah as loudly as any shofar blast.  

Join us for a round challah bake this Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 pm, at LifeTown. Register @

Everyone is welcome: men and women, children and teens. Each baker will receive a specially decorated apron to take home. Cost is $15 per baker.

Why round? There are nearly as many explanations for the traditional circular shape as there are ways to achieve it: a circle without end signifies a year with endless blessing. A spiral shape suggests the cycle of our lives and the hope that as we return to Rosh Hashanah each year we are at a higher level. A round braid recalls a crown, connecting to the idea of the coronation of G-d as King on Rosh Hashanah. 

So braid or don’t braid, add raisins or keep it plain, make a ring or a spiral, or just use a round pan! Whatever you choose, the challah always tastes better when it is home baked!

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