Matzah Covered

Children around the Dallas area experienced making matzah in preparation for Passover in recent weeks. At Levine Academy, all grades participated in the school’s annual matzah factory. The students, paired with their buddies from other classes, donned bakers’ hats and got busy cranking out the unleavened bread.
Rachelle Weiss Crane, at the Aaron Family JCC, told the TJP, “The youth wing at the J received a liberal dusting of flour between March 23 and 29 as more than 300 children learned to make shmura (guarded) matzah according to the traditional recipe. Chabad of Dallas and the JCC collaborated to bring this hands-on learning experience to the community. Levi Dubrawsky and Rabbi Meir New taught how to carefully combine water and whole wheat flour to produce matzah in under 18 minutes. The matzah bakery hosted school groups and individual families. The groups included: Akiba Academy second grade, Congregation Agudath Jacob Religious School, Congregation Anshai Torah Preschool, Congregation Beth Torah Preschool, Temple Shalom Preschool, the J Early Childhood Center and Yavneh Academy freshmen and sophomores.
“My kids had a wonderful time at the matzah bakery. My little one, 3 years old, raved about it at school, so maybe next year that teacher will arrange a class trip!” exclaimed one mother.
Those who participated made both matzah and Jewish memories. The latter will last a lifetime.

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