The Great Big Maine Challah Bake

Nov 20, 2022 2:00PM—5:00PM


JCA - 1342 Congress St., Portland

Cost $18

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Sunday, Nov. 20th | 2 – 5 PM

In person at the JCA – 1342 Congress St., Portland

Presented by the Jewish Community Alliance of Southern Maine and Rimon – The Portland Jewish Women’s Group, in partnership with The Shabbat Project.

Advanced registration required by Sunday, Nov. 6th
Suggested ticket price: $18

Geared to women and their daughters or granddaughters age 12+. Limited spots available so sign up ASAP!

Join Rimon – The Portland Jewish Women’s Group and the JCA for our first Great Big Maine Challah Bake – learn about the Jewish tradition and ritual of challah baking, connect with new and old friends, and participate in hands-on challah dough preparation and braiding. Challah dough will be taken home to be baked along with instructions. Our lead baker guiding us through the process will be Graeme Miller of BenReuben’s Knishery and our featured speaker will be Rabbi Rachel Isaacs of the Center for Small Town Jewish Life and Beth Israel Congregation in Waterville. International klezmer musicians Rabbi Sruli Dresdner and Lisa Mayer of Temple Shalom Synagogue Center in Auburn will enrich our experience with a live performance.

This event is modeled on similar events held in JCCs and communities around the world, created by The Shabbat Project.

Per the JCA’s COVID policy, proof of vaccination is required at our indoor programs. Masks are now optional.

Finances should not be a barrier to participation. To request subsidized or free tickets, please contact Deena at


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