Traveling Matza Bakery

April 17, 2016 Wakefield Free

The Traveling Model Matzah Bakery comes to Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield on April 17th

Have you ever wondered how matzah is made or how it is different from pita bread or even a saltine cracker? Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield and the Chabad of the North Shore invite you to The Traveling Model Matzah Bakery on Sunday April 17th at 1:00 pm.  Families are invited to roll up their sleeves to discover the art of baking your own traditional Matzah! This is hands-on learning for all ages.

With the approach of Passover, the Wakefield Jewish community is in full pre-holiday mode. So much has to be done – house cleaning, Seder preparation, shopping and more shopping. This year children will play a special role in ushering in the Passover Holiday with the Model Matza Bakery.

The traditional Matza bread was round and hand baked, in contrast with the uniform store bought square variety. The eating of the Matza is one of the most fundamental Mitzvot (commandments) of Passover, commemorating the haste in which the Israelites left Egypt, not allowing enough time for their dough to rise resulting in the unleavened Matza.

Run and operated by Chabad of the North Shore, the Traveling Model Matza Bakery is a unique event that brings children together for a hands-on, exciting educational journey exploring the history and significance of Passover and Matza. In fact each participant will begin with stalks of wheat, which are winnowed and then ground, the drawing of special well water and finally, in full Matza baker regalia – hat, apron, floury face and all, will bake a spectacular Matza! “The Matza Bakery provides children with a hands-on experience while also helping develop a profound appreciation for the Holiday,” said Chabad’s Rabbi Shmaya Friedman.

The Traveling Model Matza Bakery will be sponsored and hosted by Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield and will take place on Sunday April 17th at 1:00 pm at Temple Emmanuel, 120 Chestnut St in Wakefield. This is a free event and is open to the entire community.

Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield, 120 Chestnut Street, Wakefield.    There is a chairlift to the temple’s social hall.  For more information leave a message at Temple Emmanuel 781-245-1886, or email  Rabbi Shmaya Friedman at

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Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temple Emmanuel of Wakefield
120 Chestnut St
Wakefield, MA 01880

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