Press Release--2/9/20--12 Year Old Raises Challah Baking Food Staples For Her Bat Mitzvah at Masbia

12-year-old Leora, daughter of star and cookbook author Naomi Nachman, is raising money for ingredients to make Challah bread to feed a thousand families in need, ahead of her Bat Mitzvah.
On Sunday, February 9th, Leora and her friends will volunteer at Masbia of Flatbush and assemble the first 300 DIY Challah Ingredient Kits. 
She will package and distribute them at Masbia Soup Kitchen Network. The original goal was 500 Challah kits, but and the food brands Gefen and Glick's are partnering with Leora and Masbia for a matching challenge. They've agreed to match every kit donated with another kit, doubling the impact of every donation.
"Giving people basic household food staples is already extremely impactful and dignifying to the families in need, and that's why I'm a big fan of these Challah Ingredient Kits. Having a 12-year-old working together with the most famous names in Kosher food is a unique inspiration to get people to participate in achieving her goal", said Alexander Rapaport, Executive Director of the Masbia Soup Kitchen Network.
"For my Bat Mitzvah, I wanted to do something meaningful to help others, so I chose to pack these DIY Challah Ingredient Kits to give out at Masbia and I'm going to raise the funds to buy the ingredients", said Leora Nachman, who attends HALB Elementary School in Woodmere, NY.
"Every $8 you donate gets us a set of the 5 basic shelf-stable challah ingredients that my friends and I will assemble for my Bat Mitzvah. This Sunday, February 9th, I plan to start the first round of assembling the Challah kits and the final round of assembling will be at my Bat Mitzvah celebration on February 17th, so please donate as soon as you can," Leora said.
"I'm so proud of my daughter for choosing to help the needy as part of her Bat Mitzvah celebration," said her mother, Naomi Nachman, "and I'm so thankful to and the proprietors of Gefen and Glick's who are helping my daughter get to her goal and double the impact."
Help Leora meet her goal to help meet the needs of needy families in a dignified way by donating online at
What: 12-Year-Old Leora Nachman's Challah Ingredient Challenge to Feed 1,000 Needy Families
Where: Masbia of Flatbush, 1372 Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11230
When: Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 10:30 AM
Contact: Alexander Rapaport, [email protected], 718-972-4446 x 301
Twitter: @Masbia