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We are Chizuk Introduction

At my installation as Chizuk Amuno Congregation President, I asked, “Who are we as a community?” I continue to learn the answer to that question on a daily basis.

At the time, I described Chizuk Amuno as “a group of exceptionally talented, educated, artistic, philanthropic, and socially-aware individuals.” On every pandemic-filled day since, I have seen this description ring true. Yet it is insufficient to describe Chizuk...Read more...

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Pretzel Challah

Melissa Halpern

Pretzel Challah (Adapted from King Arthur Flour)


2 1/2 cups Bread Flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast 1 cup warm water

Pretzel Bath

1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons baking soda Salt to top


1 tablespoon margarine, melted Place all of the dough ingredients into a bowl and beat until well-combined. Knead the dough, by hand or machine, for 5 to 8...Read more...
Thu, January 20 2022 18 Shevat 5782