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NY Mega Challah Bake breaks records   

   

(JTA) — In a record-breaking event, more than 1,100 children participated in a Kids Mega Challah Bake. At the Chabad-sponsored event in Manhattan on Tuesday, children aged 5 to 13 learned to mix and knead their own challah dough, which they then took home to bake. More than 1,000 eggs, 1,000 pounds of flour and 7,000 ounces of water were used. The number of participants — 1,128 — broke the record from a similar event in 2013 that had 426 students in Hong Kong, according to chabad.org. More than 30 educational institutions, synagogues and other New York groups were represented at the event. Sponsors included the JCC in Manhattan, PJ Library, Hellmann’s Mayo and the UJA-Federation of New York.

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