[IN-PERSON] In-Person Great Big Challah Bake

Date: November 4, 2021
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Boulder JCC’s Great Big Challah Bake, presented by the Women of the J, is an annual tradition. 2020 was 100% virtual and we were so happy to bring people together from across the community and the United States. 

This year we are excited to offer an in-person option on Thursday, November 4. Challah Bake Co-Chairs Debbie Garelick and Eti Young will teach a traditional challah recipe while you bake along. This class is geared to bakers of all skill levels. You will bring a bowl and spoon and we will provide all the ingredients, a printed recipe card, and live instruction and support to help you create one big beautiful loaf or two smaller loaves. You will take your loaves home with you to bake at home that night or the next day to enjoy for Shabbat or any time. 

At this time, we plan to host between 100-150 bakers in the gym at the Boulder JCC. The gym has a state-of-the-art HVAC system. There will be 4-5 bakers to a table and tables will be spaced apart. While we are waiting for your dough to rise, participants will be directed outdoors to the Grant Family Patio for snacks and socializing. Participants will be required to wear a mask indoors and follow our Vaccination Policy. Please consult the Boulder JCC Health & Safety Protocols for the most up-to-date procedures for participation at Boulder JCC events. Our plans might change and we will keep registered participants informed. Your plans might change and we will offer refunds or transfers to virtual programs at any time. 

This program is open to those 12 years and older. 

Please reach out to if you have any questions about health and safety plans for the Challah Bake. If you need support registering, please contact

Thursday, November 4 | 6 - 8 pm | $18 per person| Recipes and more details to follow

To make our programs accessible to all, we are happy to assist anyone with a financial need. Please contact Jodi Zicklin at

Women of the J Programs are Underwritten in Honor of Marc H. Monheimer by the Mervyn L. Brenner Foundation 

Thank you to our 2021 Great Big Challah Bake Partner, Moe’s Broadway Bagel.

This event will be held in person at the Boulder JCC following all of our Health & Safety Protocols. As of November 1, 2021, we are implementing a Vaccination Policy for program participants that varies by program location/attendance. Please familiarize yourself with these protocols prior to the event. As always, all Health & Safety protocols are subject to change.