The Friendship Bakery is a social enterprise for adults with special needs. The program teaches skills that will enable its participants to qualify for a job in the food service industry.
Order ChallahEach week the Friendship Bakery bakes fresh Challah which is available for purchase and pick up at $4 each. All orders must be placed by 9 pm on Wednesday to be ready for pickup on Friday of that week. If you have any questions about orders please contact Maggie Egrin at [email protected].
Purchase LocationsYou can purchase challah from the following locations
Join The Friendship BakeryThe Friendship Bakery is a transitional program which is dedicated to preparing its participants for securing and maintaining a job in the community, specifically within the restaurant business. A majority of the preparation process will be done independently, with Friendship Circle staff checking steps and providing additional support. There will be a couple volunteers on hand to assist when necessary.
Who is it for:This program is tailored for independent adults with special needs who do not require a 1-on-1 volunteer.
Friendship Bakery Programs:
Challah Baking:The Friendship Bakery meets weekly. Participants will learn the process of baking challah bread, and will learn a number of social, kitchen and food preparation skills in the process. The Friendship Bakery will have its challah sold at local stores, so participants will be responsible for baking the challah on schedule to meet demand.
The Details:Program Capacity: 10 Participants
Location: Milk & Honey’s catering kitchen located in the JCC
Fee: Summer Session fee is $275
Date and Times: Bakers meet on Thursdays from 4:30pm-7:30pm
April 20, 27
May 4, 11, 18
June 8, 15, 22
July 6, 13, 20, 27
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24
Sept 7, 14, 28
Oct 19, 26
Nov 2, 9, 16, 30
Dec 7, 14
- Measuring and pouring
- Identification and correct use of ingredients and equipment
- Following a recipe
- Kneading and rolling out dough
- Braiding the challah
- Pre-heating and using an oven
- Using a scale for accurate weights
- Hand washing
- Kitchen safety
- Time management
- Cleaning up after oneself
- Communicating in a job environment
- Learning about job etiquette
- Delegation of tasks
- Group work
- Basic business management
- Marketing a product
- Sales to local business and private buyers
- Restaurant work
Schedule an Intake:
If you would like to learn more about the Friendship Baker please fill out the form below or email [email protected]