Challah Time!

Today in JK we re-launch our OJCS pre-covid tradition of having a Shabbat Ima and Abba! In honour of this very special celebration, we made our very own delicious challot this morning! We learned the Hebrew words ‘sukar’ (sugar), ‘kemach’ (flour), ‘melach’ (salt), ‘shemen’ (oil), ‘mayim’ (water), and ‘shmarim’ (yeast). We fed some sugar to the yeast and watched it get all bubbly while we sang “I’ve got that Shabbat feeling”, checked our eggs for blood spots and shells (none! woohoo!), and then mixed all of the ingredients together. We kneaded, shaped, and let our dough rise. Morah Susan added some sprinkles as a surprise and baked our challot. Enjoy!

As part of our weekly classroom jobs, we have a Chazan or Chazanit Hashavuah who helps lead the tefillot and our Kabbalat Shabbat. We will be asking that each child bring a challah on their assigned Friday to share with their friends. You will receive an email from Morah Susan on the Monday before your child’s designated Shabbat. In order to follow the school’s kashrut policy, the challah must be kosher, sealed with a hechsher, and nut-free. We recommend the challot from Loblaws College Square, Metro on Greenbank, or any Farmboy location. Ordering from A Dashing Pinch or Creative Kosher are also welcomed options. As always, if you have any questions, you know how to reach us!

Shabbat Shalom!


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