The Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women has joined the Great Big Challah Bake, partnering with WIZO, Sharsheret, the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Hadassah, the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey, Lubavitch on the Palisades, and the Rockleigh. The bake, set for Thursday, October 22, will link participants to a chain of Jewish women throughout the world doing the same mitzvah — making challah.

Each participant will be provided with an apron, mixing bowls, and ingredients so they can make the dough and braid their own challah; they will experience the inspiration that comes from baking it. Last year, 300 women baked together. This year organizers hope that 1,000 women will participate.

Participants will be charged $18 in advance, $25 at the door. Proceeds will fund WIZO’s shelter for battered women in Jerusalem. For information on the challah bake, go to www.wizousa.org/GreatBigChallahBake. To register with NCJW, visit www.ncjwbcs.org.