ANCIENT PASTRIES MAKE COMEBACK IN TIME FOR JEWISH HOLIDAY
Local Baking Class Gets Randolph’s residents in Purim Spirit
Just in time for the upcoming holiday of Purim, Chabad of Randolph will be holding a Hamantash Baking event for women on Tuesday, March 19th. Participants will learn the art of preparing Hamantash pastries, the three cornered traditional Purim treat, while learning about the holiday.
Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” The Hamantash, named after the anti-semitic Haman, is a traditional holiday pastry with various fillings such as poppy seeds, prune, date paste or apricot jam.
“We are excited to be bringing this holiday tradition to Randolph”, said Mrs. Chava Bekhor, Co-Director of Chabad of Randolph. “The hands on experience will definitely be enjoyed by all”.
Participants will get the chance to bake and fill an assortment of Hamentashen using a variety of fillings. All the ingredients and equipment will be provided to ensure that everyone leaves with a basket filled with a variety of Hamentashen, as well as tips and recipes on the art of Hamantashen baking.
What: The Hamantaschen Bake
Where: Chabad of Randolph
When: Tuesday, March 19th, 10:45-11:15 am
About the Sponsoring Organization
Chabad of Randolph offers Jewish education, outreach and social service programming for families and individuals of all ages, backgrounds and affiliations. For more information, contact Chabad of Randolph at 973-895-3070 or visit online at www.RandolphJewish.com