SeaJAM 2019

“Challah” for the J: The Great Challah Contest

Friday, September 13 | 4:30-6 pm
Free to attend
$18 challah contest entry fee

As the SJCC celebrates decades of bringing community together, it seems fitting—and tasty—that we host a challah baking contest to kickoff SeaJAM. Bake your challah at home and bring it to the J for expert bakers to pick their favorite. (See contest rules below.)

Everyone is invited to enjoy the competition, sing songs, have a nosh, toast the J, and take a complimentary challah home for your own Shabbat celebration. 

View Full SeaJAM 2019 Lineup >>

Contest Rules

  • $18 per entry
  • 2 challot (plural of challah) are required per entry: one for the competition, one to share with the spectators.  
  • Challah will be judged on:
    • Flavor
    • Texture
    • Appearance.
    • A special award will be given for the Most Creative
  • Wrap your challah in foil with your NAME and EMAIL securely taped to the bottom. 
  • Drop off your challah at the challah table between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Friday, September 13.  
  • Judging will begin at 4:30 pm. Thank you to our expert judges:
    • Robin Wehl, Owner and Baker at Hello Robin Cookies
    • Erica Olsen, Chief Pastry Chef at Macrina Bakery & Café
    • Shawn Huffman, Owner and Baker at Shawn’s Café & Bakery
  • Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winners.  

Join a Shabbat Dinner Around Town

After the challah contest, continue the Shabbat celebration around town! We’re partnering with OneTable, J Connect, and JDC Entwine for a Global Shabbat Experience. Register here to join that dinner (or here to attend dinner at a local couple’s home) – either way, you’ll enjoy a meaningful Shabbat celebration.

OneTable is a national organization that empowers millenials (ages 21-39ish) who don’t yet have a consistent Shabbat dinner practice to build one that feels authentic, sustainable, and valuable.

Don’t fall within the OneTable age demographic, and still interested in hosting or joining a dinner as a guest? Contact Dana Weiner.

"Challah" for Schwartz Brothers Bakery

We’re grateful to Schwartz Brothers Bakery for donating challah to every participant. THANK YOU!

Schwartz Brothers Bakery is a locally owned, kosher certified bakery with strong community involvement, committed to providing our customers with high quality baked goods. 

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