Online Challah Making Workshop

Thursday, June 25, 12-12:30 PM and 2:00-4:00 PM


Join master chef Aaron Hendon as he teaches us all how to make the perfect challah, just in time for Shabbat!

The perfect pandemic activity; make your home smell like Grandma's, and have a delicious challah like you just can't buy at Thriftway.

The time says 12 to 4:30 pm, but we will actually meet for a half hour from 12:00 to 12:30 pm, then take a two hour break for the bread to rise. We will sign back in at 2:30 and spend a couple of hours finishing it up.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will be sent the Zoom link for the workshop. We are asking for a suggested donation of $18 per household (cook with the whole family!), but you decide the amount. If you're able to pay more, consider covering those that need to pay less. Proceeds will benefit the Havurah to help us replace all our windows and give the building a much needed paint job; a portion will also be donated to the Interfaith Council on Homelessness. Your donation is tax deductible!

The webinar will be recorded, so if you are not able to attend at this time, you can still register and the recording link will be emailed to you after the webinar concludes.

See you soon in cyberspace!!

Get your tickets HERE.

Ingredients Needed:
1 C warm water
Teaspoon of honey
1 TBS Yeast
2 C Whole Wheat Flour
2 eggs
1/4 C room temp butter
1/8 C honey
1 TBS Salt
Some white flour to mix in
Poppy seeds



Fourth Friday Kabbalat Shabbat Zoom Service

Many thanks to all who joined our April Fourth Friday Shabbat evening service on Zoom! Louise Olsen did a beautiful job putting together and leading a rich, meaningful service.

Please join us this month on June 26th; Alice Bloch will lead us and Julea Gardner will be our song leader. 


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New: Monthly Cooking Webinars with the Havurah!!
Our blintz making webinar with Aaron Hendon was such a smashing success, we have decided to offer monthly cooking webinars going forward. It is a wonderful way for Gastronomic Jews (a term I learned at the Limmud conference last fall!!) to connect to our rich culture, a way for us all to be together doing something in this strange Pandemic era and a way for the Havurah to do some much needed fundraising for our painting/window replacement project planned for this summer. We were also happy to contribute 10% to the Vashon Covid Relief Fund.

Tickets are by donation; we are suggesting an $18 donation per household (have fun cooking with the whole family!). This is a tax-deductable donation! Give what you can; if you are able, consider giving a bit more to support those who are less able to contribute. In these times of uncertain finances for so many families, the Havurah has decided to hold off on our annual membership drive. Please consider contributing in this fun way! 

We will also be recording each webinar, so if you are not able to attend at the appointed time, you can still purchase a ticket and watch later. We had a lot of people do that for the blintz-making webinar, and heard back that it worked very well. After the webinar is over, we will continue selling the recordings. These will be available on the website soon; meanwhile, you can just go to the Havurah website and make a donation, when it asks you the purpose of your donation, pick "other" and then enter which webinar you are buying and we will send you the link!

To motivate you even more, if you attend four webinars at the full $18, the fifth one will be on us! Just email me at and let me know you'd like your complimentary 5th webinar. 

Some ideas are being floated of putting together a Vashon Havurah cookbook with all the recipes we make in the webinars. Stay posted for that!

Looking forward to cooking with you all soon!

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With all of our programming moved to Zoom Meetings, here are some simple directions for getting onto Zoom:

If you are using a laptop or desktop with webcam and microphone, click the “join zoom meeting” link, and your default browser will open a zoom window. You do not need to create an account.  Depending on your security settings, you may get a banner asking if you want to download or run the Zoom program. Click “yes” or “agree” or “run”.

If you are using a phone or tablet, go to and download the Zoom mobile app from the App Store or Google Play. You do not need to create an account. When you click the “join zoom meeting” link, the app will open.
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 The Havurah is proud to be an all-volunteer organization, maintained by the cooperative energy of its members. We are blessed with many hard-working folks. Here's our board:
President:              Suzanne Greenberg
Vice President:      Meredith Cummings
Clerk/Secretary:    Alice Bloch
Treasurer:              Amy Greenberg
Member at Large:  Barry Grosskopf

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We depend on your wise and generous hearts for:
• monthly or annual membership contributions.
• donations in honor of births, bar/bat mizvah,
   graduations, weddings, and other happy events.
• donations in memory of beloved family members
   and friends.

Four easy ways you can help!
1. Save Your Thriftway Receipts:
Vashon Thriftway gives 1% of your purchases to the Havurah!
Simply sign your slips and give them to a board member,
or drop them in the jar at the Havurah.

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 Havurat Ee Shalom • PO Box 89 • Vashon WA 98070

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