Women join together in Miami Beach to make challah bread

Great Big Challah Bake takes place at Miami Beach Convention Center


MIAMI BEACH, Fla. – What do you get when you get 4,600 women together with 10,000 eggs, 3,960 pounds of sugar, more than 25,000 ounces of vegetable oil, 250 pounds of salt, 12,320 pounds of flour, 80,256 ounces of water and 154 pounds of yeast?

A challah bakeoff and an unbreakable bond among the bakers.

Women and girls from South Florida gathered Thursday at the Miami Beach Convention Center for the challah bakeoff.

The bakeoff is part of the Shabbos Project, a worldwide movement for people to connect with each other and to celebrate Jewish culture.

Challah bread is an important part of weekly Shabbat (sabbath) tradition.

According to the Shabbos Project's website, "At the forefront of the project is the idea of Jewish unity. Our aim with the Shabbos Project is to create a grassroots movement of people with Shabbos at its core; a movement that unites Jews all over the world through one common achievable goal."

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