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Vol 2,  Issue 3 | September 25, 2019

Derech Emunah Newsletter
High School Senior Class Impresses Community by Baking Heavenly, Irresistible Challahs for Rosh Hashana

If you were to walk into the Russak home earlier this week, the delicious aroma of freshly baked Challah would overwhelm your senses. If you followed your nose, you would have been very pleasantly surprised. Cooling on the dining room table were more than 100 beautifully shaped, golden brown Challahs - some even sprinkled with cinnamon and garnished with raisins.


Wondering who possibly could’ve made these exquisite delicacies, you wander around the home and discover five young ladies hurrying and bustling around in the kitchen.


It’s this year’s graduating class- Alex Birk, Rachel Eisenstein, Yael Genauer, Aliza Margolese, and Shifra Wren. They spent hours baking these delicious Challahs for Rosh Hashana to raise money for their class trip.

Along with the assistance of Shelly Russak, they worked tirelessly mixing and kneading the dough, performing the Mitzvah of Hafrashas Challah, shaping the Challahs, and baking them.


Over 100 pounds of flour and over ten dozen eggs were used to complete the task of filling over 30 orders. While a lot of energy went into the making the Challahs, the process was enjoyable, and the result was very gratifying.


The seniors would like to thank Shelly and Larry Russak for graciously opening their home and allowing us to commandeer their kitchen. Special thanks to Shelly for all her help and generosity!


Also, a huge thank you to all the people who ordered Challah and graciously supported our fundraiser. Enjoy!


A MESSAGE From Rabbi Michael Cohen:


On behalf of the Teachers Staff and Students, I would like to wish all of you a New Year filled with spiritual and material blessings, with much Nachas and Health.


Thank you for your continued support.


Upcoming Dates and Events


September 30th / October 1st

Rosh Hashanah - No school

October 2nd

Tzom Gedalya - Early dismissal

October 8th & 9th

Yom Kippur - No school

October 14th - 23rd

Succos Break - No School

October 24th 

School Resumes


October 25th & 26th

Shabbaton with Mrs. Chaya Tendler

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