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Simone Roitman performs during the Mega Challah Bake at the Grove.

Mega Challah Bake unites women in Lakewood Ranch

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Simone Roitman performs during the Mega Challah Bake at the Grove.

Sun City's Yolanda Rivera enjoys making challah during the Mega Challah Bake in Lakewood Ranch.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Sun City's Yolanda Rivera enjoys making challah during the Mega Challah Bake in Lakewood Ranch.

Lakewood Ranch's Lisa Shinefeld, Linda Goldberg and Beth Ann Frack prepare for the Mega Challah Bake. Goldberg has participated in the bake for the past three years while Shinefeld and Frack participate for the first time.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Lisa Shinefeld, Linda Goldberg and Beth Ann Frack prepare for the Mega Challah Bake. Goldberg has participated in the bake for the past three years while Shinefeld and Frack participate for the first time.

Chanie Bukiet, the director of the Jewish Women’s Circle, greets Mega Challah Bake participants at the Grove.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Chanie Bukiet, the director of the Jewish Women’s Circle, greets Mega Challah Bake participants at the Grove.

Lakewood Ranch's Trudi Krames dances with other women during the Mega Challah Bake.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Trudi Krames dances with other women during the Mega Challah Bake.

Sarasota's Kathy Gilkey, Lakewood Ranch's Sandie Ivers and Sue Banks and Sarasota's Gana Gilkey, Abby Gilman and Lynn Elkes commemorate their time at the Mega Challah Bake.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Sarasota's Kathy Gilkey, Lakewood Ranch's Sandie Ivers and Sue Banks and Sarasota's Gana Gilkey, Abby Gilman and Lynn Elkes commemorate their time at the Mega Challah Bake.

Sarasota's Leslie Patterson adds ingredients to her dough.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Sarasota's Leslie Patterson adds ingredients to her dough.

Bradenton's Mira Johns and Pam Wiersma roll out their dough so they can braid it.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Bradenton's Mira Johns and Pam Wiersma roll out their dough so they can braid it.

Lakewood Ranch's Melissa Howard and Shelly Glenn follow Bradenton's Davi Appel in a dance line.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Melissa Howard and Shelly Glenn follow Bradenton's Davi Appel in a dance line.

Lakewood Ranch's Laura Weinshel and Barbara Dolin lead the group in prayer.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Laura Weinshel and Barbara Dolin lead the group in prayer.

Sarasota's Ilanit Klang-Geffre shows off her challah dough.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Sarasota's Ilanit Klang-Geffre shows off her challah dough.

Sarasota's Gisele Pintchuck kneads her dough.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Sarasota's Gisele Pintchuck kneads her dough.

Lakewood Ranch's Beth Ann Frack, Linda Goldberg and Lisa Shinefeld add ingredients to their dough and mix them well.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Lakewood Ranch's Beth Ann Frack, Linda Goldberg and Lisa Shinefeld add ingredients to their dough and mix them well.

Del Webb's Sheila Kaplan and Myra Caldarelli follow the challah recipe step by step.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Del Webb's Sheila Kaplan and Myra Caldarelli follow the challah recipe step by step.

Parrish's Ella Mundt, who is 9 years old, makes challah for the first time with the help of her grandmother, Stephanie Sarnoff.

Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022 |

Parrish's Ella Mundt, who is 9 years old, makes challah for the first time with the help of her grandmother, Stephanie Sarnoff.

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