YPN & The Modest Mom Make Challah
Emunah Wircberg (The Modest Mom) taught many YPNers all about the history of Challah last week. Did you know that if you make more than 5 pounds of challah you have to rip off a small piece of dough and burn it until its inedible? This symbolizes the Mitzvah of Challah that was separated and taken to the Kohanim in the times of the Temple. The small piece that is separated is the actual Challah. We learned that and much more at the event held in Center City. We also learned how to make stuffed challah along with original and many other flavors. The girls were very intrigued and are excited to take home their challahs and have them with their Shabbat dinners!
“My mom is so proud of me for learning how to cook my first challah. It was absolutely delicious and I can’t wait for my next opportunity to make more”– Alexa Epstein
Penn Welcomes Back Former JHP Fellow, Jessie Segal!
This past Sunday, December 4th, JHP @ Penn held it’s last meeting of the semester with guest speaker, and former JHP fellow, Jessie Segal. Jessie, who currently works at the organization Woman Organized Against Rape (WOAR), led the students in a discussion about sexual assault on college campuses. Jessie armed the students with advice on how to spot and stop aggressive behavior, alarming statistics about assault, and information about resources throughout the city for victims of sexual assault.
Sophomore and Shabbat for 2,000 Chair, Julia Taitz commented that, “our meeting on Sunday was great because we were able to talk about Jewish content and social issues. It really really showed how comfortable the JHP community is with each other!”