Whether you like it topped with cream cheese or raw onion or jelly or just plain,
nothing beats matzah when you make it yourself.
hildren around metro Detroit got a jump start
on Pesach (Passover) when they had a chance to
bake their very own matzah at the Barbara and
Douglas Bloom Matzah Factory.
Held at the Jewish Community Center in West
Bloomfield, the program is sponsored by Bais Chabad and
the JCC, with cooperation from the Bais Menachem
Academy and Yeshivat Menachem Mendel Lubavitch, and
funding from the Benard L. Maas Foundation.
Visitors to the annual event have a chance to learn about
how the grain for flour is grown and specially watched,
then how. it is mixed with water and baked for the holiday.
Children also have the chance to make their own matzah,
which is baked in a huge oven just outside the JCC.
Zvi Klein of Oak Park helps Zoe Ellias,
3, of Birminghamn mix the water and
Samantha Elkus, 3, of Huntington
Woods makes her matzah with help
from her dad, Steve.
Danielle Keith, 7, of Farmington looks
for her matzah after the baking.
Jayine Ruby, 12, and sister Lauren, 3, of
Bloomfield Hills enjoy their matzah.
— Elizabeth Applebaum
Zoe Ellias, 3, of Birminghamn poked
holes in her matzah dough.