Jewish Youth Gather in Berkeley to Bake a Difference

The smell of freshly baked bread and the sounds of vibrant Jewish community are filling the halls of Hillel at UC Berkeley this weekend as college student leaders gather for the 3rd Challah for Hunger Leadership Summit.

The theme of this year’s summit, held in partnership with UC Berkeley Hillel, is “Mixing It Up to Bake a Difference.” More than 50 student leaders from across the US, England and Canada are joining together to learn, share and inspire themselves and each other through activities that cultivate individual and collective leadership talent.

Explaining why the Summit is important to CfH’s success Eli Winkelman, co-Founder and Executive Director, tells eJP, “This organization is led by students. We are in awe of the passion and hard work they put into their chapters. Many are volunteering more than 5 times each month. This Summit results in an even greater commitment to tikkun olam and tzedakah. Leaders return back to their chapters with action plans to champion social justice causes within the Jewish community and beyond.”

Organizations presenting at and supporting the Summit include the American Jewish World Service, Moishe House, Whole Planet Foundation, and 21/64. The event is also generously supported by the Clinton Family Foundation, Semifreddi’s, Baron Baking, Metropolis Bakery, 12 Tribes and Kopali Chocolates. Leftover food will be donated by Feeding Forward.