Enjoy challah while supporting organizations addressing social and racial injustice!
Enjoy challah while supporting organizations addressing social and racial injustice!
Who will you be this summer?
400 communities across the country are coming together to host the third annual Civic Season, a new American tradition. Happening between Juneteenth and July 4th – two dates that highlight the gap between our nation’s promises and practices – Civic Season is about welcoming the future inheritors of the United States to learn about our nation’s history so they can use it to shape the future. Mark your calendars and visit TheCivicSeason.com to find hundreds of activities – from pizza parties near you to a quiz to discover your civic superpower to podcast episodes about the history you didn’t learn in school.
Civic Season is hosted by Made By Us, a coalition of the nation’s leading history museums and civic organizations with a mission to better engage Gen Z with American history. Whether you’re figuring out who you want to be, or already leading in your community; whether you liked history class or prefer to learn from TikTok; whether you’re looking for weekend events, need help processing the headlines, or want a deeper connection to your country – we got you.
Inspired by ancient Jewish wisdom, OneTable is a national non-profit that empowers folks (21-39ish) to find, share, and enjoy Shabbat dinners, making the most of their Friday nights.
Led by OneTable's core values of joy, welcoming, and elevation, the organization envisions a whole generation of young people slowing down, getting together, unplugging from the week, creating intention in their lives, and building meaningful communities.
Over the past 25 years, research has shown what parents have known for a long time: Sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors that parents want for their children: higher grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression. We also believe in the power of family dinners to nourish ethical thinking.
With every challah package, you'll also receive an exclusive pack of Recipe for Conversation cards curated by our partners at the Family Dinner Project.
JQY (Jewish Queer Youth) is a nonprofit organization that supports and empowers LGBTQ Jewish youth with a special focus on teens and young adults from Orthodox, Chassidic, and Sephardi/Mizrahi communities. JQY fights to ensure the emotional and physical health and safety of this population. Our goal is for all these individuals to know: You are a valued member of the Jewish community and you are not alone.
During the month of June, Challah Back Girls™ adds a featured rainbow challah to the menu to honor Pride month, human rights, inclusivity, and belonging.
In honor of Black History Month, Challah Back Girls™ (CBG) and The Conscious Kid (TCK) are collaborating for their third annual partnership! TCK supports anti-racist education and inclusive classroom communities by addressing the lack of diverse and equitable representation of people of color and marginalized groups in curriculum and children's media. While we are committed to learning and unlearning all year, February is specifically a time to inform, listen, and strengthen our allyship.
The importance of celebrating Black history must become a part of our education early on in our development. It’s for this reason that we are partnering with TCK; as they are committed to taking action to disrupt racism in young children. By connecting people to the Jewish ritual of challah—a traditionally braided bread—we will fundraise for and amplify TCK's important efforts in leading racial equity work through education.
Reproductive freedom is a Jewish value, and we’re going celebrate it!
For too long, the American narrative about religion and abortion has ignored Jewish voices — and it’s past time for that to end. Join NCJW’s Jewish movement to make it clear that Jews support reproductive freedom.
Repro Shabbat occurs on Feb, 17-18 in 2023, and NCJW curated resources that can center your at-home experience. Check them out below and bring Repro Shabbat to your dinner table with discussion of the week’s Torah portion (Parshat Mishpatim), delicious recipes, and a guide to pieces of art representing reproductive freedom.
ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. We all play a significant role in repairing this world, healing one another, and acknowledging one another.
CBG is donating $1 to ADL for every challah sold over 11 days to honor the 11 lives tragically taken at the expense of antisemitism and bigotry at Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018.
A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.
The Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA) is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance that centers Black mamas and birthing people to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
The Center for Health + Justice Transformation (CHJT) is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to advance health equity in the criminal justice system.
CHJT provides technical assistance, training, capacity-building support, and develops innovative projects that work in unison to transform our criminal justice system.
CHJT envisions a criminal justice system that centers equity, is less punitive, and redefines public safety. That system decriminalizes addiction, mental illness, and poverty; reduces incarceration, prepares individuals and communities for reentry; and seeks to mitigate the collateral consequences of conviction and incarceration.
Intersectional Environmentalist is a climate justice collective imagining a more equitable and diverse future of environmentalism.
IE's mission is rooted in providing accessible education, resources, and experiences for learning more about climate justice.
Together, we hope to empower a new generation of environmentalists and reshape the future of environmentalism to one that is rooted in equity and inclusion.
As tensions rise around the world, humanitarian efforts are needed more than ever. Challah Back Girls is deeply committed to standing in solidarity with the people of Ukraine during this time of uncertainty, and as such will be donating a portion of our March 2022 sales to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).
Our initial plan for the month of March was to utilize our platform to spotlight Women's History Month. In addition to that work, we feel it's crucial to also show up as best we can for the people of Ukraine in their time of need. For every 10 challahs, Challah Back Girls will donate $18 to JDC. The Hebrew word for “life” is chai. Chai is spelled with the letters chet (8) and yud (10). Thus, 18 stands for chai or “life.”
Home to approximately 200,000 Jews, Ukraine's Jewish community is one of the largest in the world. JDC provides a lifeline for the elderly, children, and their families through a variety of care services. With your help, we will bake even more challahs between March 1 - 31 in order to have the biggest impact on JDC's important work.
Thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with The Conscious Kid (TCK) again this year for a meaningful and education Black History Month. TCK is an education, research, and policy organization that supports families and educators in taking action to disrupt racism, inequity, and bias. TCK is dedicated to promoting healthy identity development in youth through books, partnerships, resources and more. Read about TCK and join us in baking a difference with TCK this month!
FairPlay is a women-founded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that strives to make play accessible and affordable for children with disabilities who may not be able to play with toys as they come off-the-shelf. Though toy adaptation is a simple and inexpensive way to make play possible for kids with disabilities, market prices can be 3-5x that of typical toys. FairPlay solves this problem by creating adaptive toy libraries in schools, clinics, and other community settings, enabling children to play with a broad selection of adaptive toys at no cost. FairPlay also teaches the adaptation process through workshops open to parents, educators and clinicians.
Seattle Indian Health Board is a community health center that provides health and human services to its patients, while specializing in the care of Native people. SIHB is recognized as a leader in the promotion of health improvement for urban American Indians and Alaska Natives, locally and nationally.
Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming is an agricultural organization in Upstate New York that creates pathways for people to begin farming and expand their ability to grow food. Our vision is to cultivate an equitable and sustainable food system. We prioritize our services for small organic farmers, farmers of color, refugees and growers from underrepresented groups. In partnership with 70 pan-Asian member and partner organizations, AAF represents the collective interests of 1.3 million Asian New Yorkers. Through its advocacy and programs, AAF ensures that the pan-Asian community remains visible, their needs are addressed, their contributions are valued, and their stories are told. May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month! This makes our partnership with AAF unique because we are redirecting people's attention to the relationship between Asian and Jewish communities while sharing our tradition of challah to amplify AAF's important work, resources, and campaigns.
Established in 1989, the Asian American Federation (AAF) is one of the strongest leadership voices advocating for better policies, services, and funding that lead to more justice and opportunity for Asian immigrants, one of New York City’s poorest and most underserved communities. AAF's mission is to raise the influence and well-being of the pan-Asian American community through research, policy advocacy, public awareness, and nonprofit support.
In partnership with 70 pan-Asian member and partner organizations, AAF represents the collective interests of 1.3 million Asian New Yorkers. Through its advocacy and programs, AAF ensures that the pan-Asian community remains visible, their needs are addressed, their contributions are valued, and their stories are told. May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Jewish Heritage Month! This makes our partnership with AAF unique because we are redirecting people's attention to the relationship between Asian and Jewish communities while sharing our tradition of challah to amplify AAF's important work, resources, and campaigns.
In honor of Women's History Month, we are amplifying the amazing work of Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) whose mission is "to lead the effort to solve the most pressing health issues that affect Black women and girls in the U.S. Through investments in evidence-based strategies, we deliver bold new programs and advocate health-promoting policies." BWHI is also the only national nonprofit dedicated solely to the health & wellness of Black women and girls.
As a female-founded and -led organization, Challah Back Girls is committed to using Challah as a thread that weaves together people from diverse backgrounds. Our hope is to share histories and stories that create collaboration and mutual support across minority communities. Through the power of food and ritual, we will highlight the work being done to advance social change and racial equity.
This month, we are amplifying the meaningful work of the Black, women-led organization: Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI). By connecting people to the Jewish ritual of challah—a traditionally braided bread—we will support BWHI's efforts to make optimal health and well-being a reality for all Black women & girls.
NeighborFood Meals is a Chicago based non-profit dedicated to financially supporting Black and Latinx owned restaurants and the neighborhoods they serve during the COVID-19 crisis. When the pandemic forced restaurant closures and a financial crisis, NeighborFood Meals founders immediately thought of those who would bear the brunt of the impact.By raising money to purchase meals from restaurant partners and donating the meals to Chicago communities in need, NFM is empowering restaurants to support their employees and provide jobs while feeding their communities. During such a tumultuous year, we encourage you to join us in baking a huge change in these Chicago communities’ lives.
The Conscious Kid (TCK) is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy identity development in youth. TCK supports companies, organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism and injustice. As a Challah Back Org, we will support and amplify TCK's efforts leading racial equity work through education. By identifying the centrality of race and racism, we can begin the process of improving the lives of people of color (Kolivoski et al., 2014).
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. People arriving at the U.S. border have the right to request asylum without being criminalized, turned back, or separated from their children. We are committed to educating ourselves and our Challah Back Squad on the value of IRC’s work every day this month (and beyond). It's absolutely crucial that we do what we can to help keep families together, support vulnerable people worldwide, and provide refugees with a safe space to find their voice in the US. We hope you will join this month to support IRC and enjoy your favorite flavored challah!
Saving Mothers was founded because no woman should die giving life. Each year, more than 300,000 women and girls die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. That’s one mother dying every two minutes. 75% of these deaths could have been prevented with low-cost interventions. For the past decade, our team of medical experts, local health care workers, and allied professionals have been implementing low-cost, high impact interventions around the globe to reduce birth-related complications, and prevent unnecessary maternal deaths. We are fundraising for Saving Mothers all month! This incredible organization works tirelessly to eradicate preventable maternal deaths and birth-related complications in low-resource settings locally as well as globally. Join us in spreading the love of the meaningful work Saving Mothers does.
Be'chol Lashon (Hebrew for "in every language”) does the important work to strengthen Jewish identity by raising awareness about the ethnic, racial and cultural diversity of varying Jewish identities and experiences. Be’chol Lashon brings the historic Jewish commitment to civil rights and racial justice forward into the 21st century.
Given that this month marks the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah, we are fundraising for this organization to highlight and celebrate Jewish culture and diversity. With YOUR help (and appetite for round, sweet bread), our challah profits will support Be'chol Lashon in providing diversity training, research, experiential opportunities, and more to individuals, families, and organizations.
As we and many other students prepare for what this school year might look and feel like, we are excited to donate to the nation’s only organization focused on supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of young people of color, The Steve Fund.
This important organization works with a range of populations such as colleges, researchers, mental health experts, and families to promote programs and strategies that build an understanding and assistance for the mental and emotional health of the nation’s young people of color.
This week, we're donating all our profits to Southerners on New Ground (SONG), an Atlanta-based, Black-founded non-profit focusing on cultivating community and strength for LGBTQ individuals of varying identities in the south. Highlighting issues that impact a cross-section of minoritized communities, SONG provides political and social resources to promote transformation in criminal justice, immigrant rights, poverty, racism and many more issues. They work to create advocates, changemakers and loving community through training, policy advocacy, and social justice work.
This week, we're thrilled to be donating all of our profit to The Color of Autism as they remain committed to educating and assisting African American families with Autistic children. Many misdiagnosed and undiagnosed African American children in at-risk communities end up in the criminal justice system each year. Our support for The Color of Autism can provide much-needed services to those who need it the most.
This week, we are donating to the Innocence Project! This organization advocates for reforms that help prevent and address wrongful conviction.
We first came across Innocence Project while watching America's Got Talent. Contestant Archie Williams' story moved us (and millions) and brought to light the critical and transformative justice work that Innocence Project does to undo the harms of wrongful incarceration, especially towards black and brown communities.
This week we’re giving back to B3 Foundation: A Zach Banner Foundation! Founder, Zach Banner was the first NFL player to speak out against the rampant anti-Semitism we are witnessing. We are supporting Zach two-fold: giving back to his mission that through grassroots planning, B3 creates and empowers student leaders in underprivileged communities through local school partnerships, and by reminding our communities that we must use our voices for change in our nation.
This week we’re giving back to Campaign Zero! This organization supports the analysis of policing practices across the country by limiting police interventions, improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability.
This organization holds special significance as one of our Challah Back Girls used to work here! Through our challah sales, we were able to ensure housing solutions & supportive services to ensure individuals and families at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness have what they need to thrive.
Through our challah sales, our contribution to The Loveland Foundation helped make sure this organization could continue providing therapy support to Black women and girls nationally.
Through our challah sales, we helped The Okra Project sponsor Black Trans chefs to go into the homes of Black Trans people and cook healthy & home-cooked meals!
Your contribution will enable us to purchase materials like shipping supplies and ingredients so we may continue to bake the world a better place and support organizations that condemn the racial injustices plaguing our country. We are so very grateful for your generosity in advance!
Order your holidays challahs by Friday, September 8 for guaranteed delivery in time for Rosh Hashanah. All orders placed after September 8 will be processed on a first come, first served basis. Dough not wait to challah back for the holidays!
Regular braided challahs are unavailable until after October 15.