Eli Winkelman

Challah for Hunger

Eli Winkleman has transformed kneading challah dough into an empowering experience for young people across the United States and beyond. After founding Challah for Hunger while attending Scripps College in Claremont, California, she was cited in Bill Clinton’s book, Giving, as an exemplar of "compelling" giving. Originally from Austin, Texas, Eli graduated from high school early to intern in the DC offices of former Senator and now Governor Mark Dayton and went on to attend Young Judea's Year Course in Israel. In 2006, she coordinated Mark Strama's Campaign Academy for high school and college students to learn campaign basics. Eli is a member of the ROI Community.

Challah Baking, with Challah for Hunger

Shari Rosenman, Eli Winkelman

Come learn how to bake a challah before Shabbat begins. Learn the basics or get some tips to add to your baking repertoire. Bring a fresh-baked challah to the Shabbat table on the first night of Conference and share it with new and old friends. This year, bake Challah for a chance to give back through Challah for Hunger. Challah for Hunger chapters bring people together on a regular basis to bake and sell challah bread, to raise money and awareness for social justice issues. The kids will sell challah before Shabbat, and will educate and engage people in advocacy. Half of the profits from our selling challah to other participants will go to AJWS with the other half of the profits supporting LimmudLA. This activity is suitable for all ages. Children are especially encouraged to attend as long as those younger than 8 bring a parent to help supervise.

YAD: Welcome and Your Leadership Narrative

Yechiel Hoffman, Alisha Pedowitz, Eli Winkelman

Meet the other YADs and develop your Leadership Narratives with Alisha Pedowitz, YAD volunteer coordinator, and Eli Winkelman of Challah for Hunger. What, you don't know what a Leadership Narrative is? After this welcome session you will know yours and many of your colleague's as well.

YAD: Leading in the 21st Century

Yechiel Hoffman, Alisha Pedowitz, Eli Winkelman

What models of leadership can we utilize for ourselves and our endeavors in the 21st century Jewish world. Eli presents a model of distributed leadership and shares how it plays out at Challah for Hunger. Yechiel talks about LimmudLA, its values, and how distributed leadership is essential to its model. What is your role in distributing leadership?