Challah For Hunger (CFH)

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Baking a Difference

We build communities inspired and equipped to take action against hunger. Through our work, everyone of us will discover our own power to spark positive change and work collectively to solve urgent social challenges.

Eli Winkelman started Challah for Hunger (CfH) as a student at Scripps College in 2004. She missed baking challah with her family, and was looking for a connection to the Jewish community at her school. To solve this, Eli began baking challah with friends, and quickly realized she and her friends could use challah-baking to mobilize and educate others.

A decade after Eli’s first challah sale, thousands of Jewish student participants on 80+ campuses across the US, Canada, UK, and Australia gather on a regular basis to continue the centuries-old tradition of baking challah together and practicing tikkun olam in an inclusive environment. For all the volunteers and many of the customers, CfH provides opportunities to be involved in a fun and dedicated community, address humanitarian problems, develop and practice new skills, gain business and leadership experience, and engage in traditions of challah and tzedakah.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's Mission & History page.

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