PARKLAND, FL- Women from all over South Florida gathered on Wednesday evening in Parkland to hold a "Babka Bake" event. Over 300 women from Miami to Boca Raton and everywhere in between were baking wide varieties of babka as a way to build community and bring people together. The event was a joint effort between the Jewish Federation of Broward County and Chabad of Parkland. 

"The goal was to bring people together to bake, engage, help build community and educate them more on the work the Federation is doing locally and globally," said Allison O'Mara, North Broward Director at The Jewish Federation of Broward.

Local participant Alyson Brooks had a wonderful evening. "A highlight was seeing so many different women; grandmothers, granddaughters, moms, daughters, sisters, cousins, and friends all together learning the art of babka and enjoying each other’s company," shared Brooks. "This made the evening special and unique."

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This was the first large-scale event since the Jewish Federation of Broward opened a North Broward office two years ago. The Jewish Federation plans to continue hosting community events such as the Babka Bake.

"A highlight of last evening was seeing so many smiles on the women’s faces and today seeing all the amazing Babka pics," O'Mara added.

Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky was also on hand, enjoying the experience. "It was a fun evening full of laughs and learning to make delicious babka," said Hunschofsky.

For more information about the Jewish Federation of Broward County, please visit their website or email Allison O'Mara at