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Challah Bake for the Soul In-person

We welcome you to participate in an interactive and uplifting evening of challah-making and blessings. Knead your mind and soul with acclaimed spiritual author Ruchi Koval, challah baker Alissa Kondogiannis, and Master of Ceremony Adrienne Gold.


About Ruchi Koval

Ruchi Koval is the co-founder and Associate Director of Congregation JFX, an innovative community in Cleveland, Ohio. She has been a Jewish educator for two decades:  leading self-development groups for adults and teens and mentoring educators worldwide.

In addition, she is a certified parenting coach, motivational speaker, musician, author, and mother. She is a Trip Leader for Momentum, inspiring hundreds of women on their journeys in Israel. She is also a columnist for the Cleveland Jewish News and the author of two books: "Conversations with G-d" and "Soul Construction."

Find Ruchi on Facebook, Instagram and "Meaningful Minute;" on her blog at; and podcast, "The Book of Life."



About Alissa Kondogiannis

Alissa has loved eating challah and babka her whole life, but only after travelling to Israel did she begin making her bread from scratch. She aspires to introduce everyone to the joys of making bread. She teaches challah making courses in Thornhill, where she has a small catering business of her own that you can follow @barnstarkitchen




Each table accommodates six participants. For seating requests, please send full name(s) of participant(s) with whom you wish to be seated, to Andrea at [email protected] by May 20th. Please note that participants must be registered for the event prior to submitting your request.

 Participants do not need to be part of a group, and we encourage individual registration. We will happily assign you to a table. Thank you for your cooperation.


 Questions? Please get in touch with Andrea at [email protected]


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Program Type: Education,
Age range: 18+
Classes Start: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Classes End: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

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