Bshul Bake Sale

Categories: B-shul, Food for Thought, Religious School, Social Action

Tikkun Olam” (“world repair”) in Judaism has come to connote social action.  The phrase is found in the Mishnah, a body of classical rabbinic teachings.   This concept is defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world.  Bshul is partnering with Beth El’s “Food for Thought” social action committee.  This group is working to raise awareness and combat food insecurity in our community.  What better way for all Beth El Religious School students to participate in the mitzvah (good deed) of Tikkun Olam than to have a bake sale with proceeds going to South Hills Interfaith Ministry (SHIM) and the Pittsburgh Food Bank.

The Bshul bake sale will occur at Beth El’s Food for Thought “Empty Bowls” Lunch from 12-2:00 on 2/28. Each class is baking mundlebrot, a traditional Jewish dessert made by twice baking the cookie to form a crunchy exterior. Ingredients vary among bakers and could include chocolate, nuts, and or dried fruit.  The Bshul kitchen is a dairy-nut free facility, so students prepared three delicious combinations (chocolate, chocolate-cherry, and white chocolate-apricot) to offer at the bake sale.


Pictured is the Hay class inviting you to purchase a bag with five pieces of mundlebrot for $3.00.  Thanks to you all for supporting our students in making the world a better and more delicious place!

If you would like to create your own mundlebrot combination, here is the link to the recipe.




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