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First steps towards a new center!

 

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On September 10th, at 2pm, Chabad of South Shore will launch an exciting, 24 hour fundraising campaign with an $60,000 goal. Funds raised will go to to help open the first Chabad Jewish educational center on the South Shore.


Rabbi Zalman and his wife, Sterna, moved to the South Shore six years ago. From their home, they have been hosting numerous Shabbat dinners, holiday services, classes for children and adults, and preparing food baskets and coupons for those in need. Now, due to the incredible growth and attendance of events, it is time to open a Chabad center for the vibrant, growing Jewish community on the Shore.

“This past year, the amount of activities and attendance significantly rose. By having an official place where we can host and run all our programs, we will be able to better serve the community,” says Sterna, director of Chabad activities.


Chabad has lots of new and innovative projects planned for the coming years. Programs for all age groups, from toddlers to seniors, women’s circle, communal Shabbat dinners and Holiday events. Rabbi Zalman and Sterna value the individual and don’t want anyone to feel left out!


This campaign is the main fundraiser for the year, helping cover the costs to be able to open this new center and run all these programs for the community.


You can help!

Spread the word! Call, send texts, emails, messages, WhatsApp blasts, and more to your contacts to let them know we are having a campaign and need their support. Like Chabad of South Shore’s Facebook page at facebook.com/chabadsouthshore and share campaign updates!

Give! Whether it is $18, $180 or $1,800, your support creates a profound impact and ensures that South Shore will have a permanent center for Jewish life. Go to charidy.com/chabadsouthshore on September 10th at 2pm to donate!

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Challah baking at Chabad

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It’s a rainy and cold Sunday morning, there is a power outage, but that won’t stop me from going to Chabad for the Challah bake.

The table is all set up in an organised fashion, bowls, spoons, aprons, gloves. I find myself a spot with my little boy. Flour, water, oil, sugar, yeast and eggs, mixing, spilling, kneading, feeling the dough with our hands, my little boy is overjoyed, so am I. Kneading some more, waiting ,rising.

I make myself a coffee and sit with the other women to chat, my boy went with the other children to make a bee. It`s that time of year again, I still remember my first Rosh Hashanah, the first time I walked into Chabad.  I look around at my new friends who are like family to me now. The feeling of connection and belonging to something so big, practising traditions that are old, but not outdated or lost. This is why I keep coming back.
''Wait! What is that sound?''
I am pulled back into reality with the sound of the Shofar. The rabbi says it is a custom to blow it a whole month before Rosh Hashanah.

Now we are back with our dough, a moment of silence, I close my eyes while the blessing is recited and a piece of challah is removed. This is a special moment to pray to G-d. I silently thank G-d for bringing me here today and hope that my son feels the same way!

Should I braid my challah or make it round? Round for continuity? Then round it shall be! My son helps me make the challah, it’s a little floppy, but he is so proud. I’m sure it tastes the same.

I’m home now, I watch my challah rise and turn golden in the oven. Mmm its smells so good, I don’t think I will be able to resist and wait for Rosh Hashanah to taste it!

 

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