10/23/15 OHEL Runs Challah Bake in Honor of Shabbos Project
By Yonatan Oliver OHEL Marketing Associate
On Thursday, October 22nd, OHEL staff and clients joined the thousands of women across the world in preparation for this yearâ€™s Global Shabbos Project. A group of several women gathered into the home OHEL Event Coordinator Meital Fishhaut and spent an evening baking challahs in preparation Shabbat. Chanie, who lives in an OHEL Supported Apartment, had the opportunity to make the Lehafraish challah and yehi ratzon blessing, and all participants felt a renewed personal connection to Shabbat as they joined and kneaded together.
â€śBaking challah for Shabbat is an important mitzvah for women, and I am so glad to have the opportunity to share that mitzvah with individuals at from our many OHEL residences.â€ť Said Meital Â Starting in South Africa, the movement which is now called the Global Shabbos Project has brought hundreds of thousands of Jews together to open their doors to all of their Jewish neighbors regardless of denomination and celebrate Shabbos together.Â
Since 1969, OHEL Childrenâ€™s Home and Family Services has served as a dependable haven of individual and family support, helping people of all ages effectively manage disability, surmount everyday challenges, heal from trauma, and manage with strength and dignity during times of crises