Akiba students bake challah for Rosh Hashanah deliveries

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Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas has a long tradition of providing packages of traditional holiday goodies to those who may be isolated from family, had a tough medical year, are immigrants or may just need a reminder that someone is thinking of them this holiday.
The 650 packages include fresh challah, grape juice, apples and honey.
JFS CEO Michael Fleisher explained, “JFS volunteers and staff deliver these packages, providing holiday foods and personal ‘best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.’ For the second year in a row, students at Akiba Academy have specially baked hundreds of challot and donated to this initiative. This year, we also received a new donation of apples and honey from Nature Nate’s. The efforts of all those involved are greatly appreciated as we celebrate this special time together.”
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Akiba students baked more than 250 challot. Children from the preschool through eighth grade teamed up with teachers, parents and grandparents for the day of chesed.
“We are thrilled that we could team up with JFS to share in this mitzvah together. It’s not only important to teach our children the value of mitzvot through these types of projects, but this is a special way to give back to the community that we care for so deeply,” said Tammie Rapps, Akiba head of school.

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