The middle school girls at Yeshiva Sha’arei Zion enjoyed a special Challah Bake program last week. Rebbetzin Tzivia Khiyayev addressed the girls on the beauty of Shabbos and the brachah that challah brings to our lives and the lives of our families.

There was a buzz in the air as the girls mixed, kneaded, and shaped their challah, and the bond between teacher and student could be tangibly felt in the room. After Rebbetzin Khiyayev did the hafrashah, the girls had a chance to put in their own bakashos to HaKadosh Baruch Hu. It was an emotional and uplifting moment, as each girl stood immersed in her own personal prayers and utilized the special eis ratzon.

“The t’filos were my favorite part,” said seventh grade student Lianna Hanna Boruchov. “As we all said the Y’hi Ratzon together, I felt a deep connection to Hashem.”