Matzah Bakery

Instructor:

Rabbi Shmuly G. of Chabad Youth Network of Florida

Date:

Pre Pesach

Workshop Description:

This workshop is a hands-on fun learning experience with an animated introduction about Pesach. The children get right into the Pesach spirit and go to the “field” to pick their very own wheat stalks.  They roll, mash, and crush the wheat stalks to separate the kernels from the shaf.  The kernels are placed into special stone grinders and each child has a turn to grind the kernels and sift the flour.

The children leave the “field” and enter the Matzah Bakery. They exclaim over the genuine looking walls that surround the special matzah oven, they ooh and aaah over the display of water wells, and mixing booths!

They each receive a special Matzah hat.  A water boy collects water from the “well” for Mayim Shelanu. The children then mix the flour that they sifted with the water and make their very own Matzah dough.  The children take their places by the long tables set for making matzah.  Balls of dough and rolling pins are handed out and the children quickly roll out flat matzahs, to put in the oven.  

Cups of grape juice are poured as the students learn about the Seder plate and practice drinking the four cups of wine.

Pride and joy are displayed on the children’s faces as they watch the matzah they made from scratch come out of the oven!

Crunching and munching on their very own hot crispy matzah the children leave the workshop satisfied with not only the delicious taste of the matzah but the knowledge of what is behind it all.