Our goal is to bring Jewish children of elementary and middle school ages together from every affiliation for a day of unity, pride, and excitement.

This project is not for any one synagogue, affiliation, Hebrew school, or organization. It was started by a group of Jewish moms from varied backgrounds with one common goal: unity through challah.

This year we have partnered with WIN, largest provider of shelter and supportive housing for homeless families in New York City, WIN has been breaking the cycle of homelessness for women and their children for 33 years. This year each child will make one challah for themselves and one for the women and children of WIN.


Our Group of Moms

Bryce Gruber Hermon

Bryce is a Midtown mom of three. She is an on-air news reporter and lifestyles editor on the weekdays, and challah-eating champ on the weekends.


Gillie Shanowitz

Gillie is a wife and a mom of four. She works in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in the field of afterschool Jewish education for kids Pre-K - 8th Grade and has published a workbook on the subject of jewish heroes and heroines which is used worldwide.

Sarah Alevsky

Sarah is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Together with her husband Chaim, they run Family Programs on the West Side. She lives on the UWS which she loves, enjoys walking in Central Park and inviting neighbors and friends over for Shabbat dinners.

Sharon Blumenkrantz

Sharon lives in the Lower East Side, is a proud mother of 3, an Alaskan entrepreneur, an Israeli by heart and a world traveler having visited over 30 countries. Sharon made her first challah in the mountains of Nepal and continues that love for challah with her family on Friday nights.

Vanessa Bressler

Vanessa is proud to be a team member of her challah people team! With her three philosophers, she has made challah-baking a go-to fun activity and the start of many a deeper conversation.

Sarit Chalamish

Sarit is a global marketing strategy expert. She is the Channel Partner Manager at Temando, a software company. Sarit has three lovely daughters who love baking (and eating) challah and attend Schechter Manhattan.

Melissa Chapman

Melissa is a Staten Island Jewish mom who writes all about her life on her blog 'thestatenislandfamily' and is really excited that her teen will be traveling to Israel this summer! And of course she loves CHALLAH!

Alison Cohen

Alison is mother of four living with her husband in Washington Heights. She is a native New Yorker and, in addition to devouring homemade challah on a weekly basis, she enjoys herring, kichel and the occasional schmaltz.

Elisha Glazer

Elisha is a lifelong lover of challah and has passed the tradition on to her two fantastic sons. A journalist by career but a mom first and foremost, she lives in Chelsea with her family enjoying challah as much as they can.

Dara Godfrey

Dara is a registered dietician and a native Canadian. She lives in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan with her husband and two daughters.

Laura Josepher

Laura is a theater director, teacher, audition coach, and partner in the website ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com. She lives in Hell's Kitchen, NYC with her husband and two girls ages 9 & 12.

Marisa Kest

My name is Marisa Kest. Mom from the upper west side. Avid challah baker. Ad sales exec, Shabbat hostess and I love spending my free time practicing yoga and volunteering with projects that inspire me and others.

Marina Levin

Marina is mom to three pretty awesome kids and wife to a better than average guy. She moonlights as a full time business analyst. Marina lives for her family and loves NYC. She's an active member of various Russian and Jewish communities.

Lisa Maltz


Andrea Nagel

Andrea is a Manhattan-based mom of a 12-year old boy. She is a Beauty Editor with lofty dreams of baking loaves and loaves of challah.

Irina Sinensky


Frumie Weitman

Frumie is a wife, mother of four, and a city and challah lover. Living in Gramercy Park. together with her husband, a native Brazilian, Frumie provides a 'home away from home' to the many latin americans in NYC.

Mushka Zaklos

Mushka is a wife and mom of 4 girls. She co directs a Jewish center in lower Manhattan. Her fresh Challah each week is shared with friends and neighbors, and everyone comes back for seconds.