Separating challah in Baranquilla, Colombia

Separating challah in Baranquilla, Colombia

Yael Mendoza, Shavei Israel’s volunteer in Colombia, continues sending us inspiring updates and colorful photos from different Jewish communities she’s already visited in the framework of her travel program.

This week’s location was Baranquilla – a city in northern Colombia – where Yael organized pre-Chanukah activities, among them the important mitzvah of separating ‘challah’ – a special part of dough that should be put aside with a blessing before baking bread. Local women were excited to gather together, share this experience and enjoy their beautiful loaves for Shabbat.



Esther Surikova