✡️ Mega Challah-Babka Bake of Conejo Valley & Ventura County is Back!

500+ Jewish Women from various backgrounds and affiliations will gather at the Westlake Hyatt ✡️

By Informational Post November 4, 2022

It's back and it's as big as before! Join over 500 Jewish Women from various backgrounds and affiliations as they gather on Thursday, November 10th, 2022 at the Westlake Hyatt for a "Mega Challah-Babka Bake." The evenings festivities will include a dessert reception, musical entertainment, prayer meditation and dancing. Invite your friends and family to join this amazing Jewish experience!

Hurry space is limited and it's filling up quickly ~ reserve your tickets now! 

Volunteers needed: If you are interested in helping email:

The making of delicious challah bread in honor of Shabbat is a three-thousand-year-old tradition. Challah not only means "loaf of bread," but is also the name of the mitzvah, the positive commandment to separate a portion of one's dough that was given to the Kohen in the Temple times.

This mitzvah is one of three mitzvot unique and special to Jewish women worldwide. The mystical elements and depth and soul to challah making is far greater than meets the eye. Every ingredient is symbolic of another prayer and wish for one's family. It is an auspicious time for our personal and global prayers to be answered.

When hundreds of women unite together to partake in this mitzvah, just imagine the power of the unified prayers.

The evening will feature musical entertainment, a prayer meditation, a dessert reception, and dancing

An ambitious, talented singer, Noa Dori, titled The Voice of Israel, remains not just an acclaimed artist, but a nutritionist and educator, as well as soon-to-be doctor, getting her phD in integrative medicine. Noa started her career at 14, playing different roles at the Opera House in Israel and Germany, delivering a rare five-octave powerful voice, which quickly landed her success in multiple soloist roles, musicals, and TV shows, earning her the Five Most Influential Singers award of Europe. With her Middle Eastern and Hispanic descent, being born in Israel, and performing around the world, Noa speaks and sings in more than six languages. She’s released two albums, had a song debuted #2 on the European charts, and is featured on Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.” You can follow her on her website

The Los Angeles Jewish Ladies Chorale was founded in 2017 by two busy mothers who have a strong passion for Jewish music and song. Since then, the choir has grown into a dedicated group of talented Jewish women throughout the L.A. area, who thoroughly enjoy the art and camaraderie of singing with three-part harmony; uplifting audiences with beautiful Jewish music. LAJLC comprises singers with various musical backgrounds and religious affiliations, across many ages and stages. Their genres range from traditional holiday melodies to Yiddish songs to Israeli dance music.

"We did this Challah Bake seven years ago, and were sold out, with a waiting list . . . this is the second time we're doing the event and really excited by all the strong interest and eagerness to participate once again," says Shula Bryski, one of the organizers.

"There is nothing more beautiful and magical than the unity of hundreds of women sitting together, bonding with G-d and one another," said Devorah Heidingsfeld, the other organizer. "It is a truly historic and spiritual experience."

Each woman (including girls 16 and older) will get to take home:

  • a customized apron
  • bowl
  • pastry brush
  • recipe card
  • and the challah/babka that she shaped and braided - ready to bake

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Registration and reception at 6 p.m.; program at 7 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Westlake | 880 S. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village, CA  91361

Reserve your tickets today

$32 each

$72 Silver Patron - $180 Chai Contributor - $360 Platinum Sponsor

Space is limited - the event already has 350 reservations

For more information, call 805-242-2232

Volunteers needed:

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For more information, call 805-242-2232

Macaroni KID Conejo Valley - Malibu - Calabasas Publishers Note:

I attended the First Mega Challah Bake in Thousand Oaks with my mom and we had a great time. Gather a group of friends / family and register together at the same table number. See you there!