The Great Rhode Island Challah Bake is an annual event for women and girls in Rhode Island. This year, close to 200 gathered Oct. 30 at the Alliance’s Dwares Jewish Community Center in Providence to bake challah as part of the international Shabbat Project. They joined almost 1,000 groups around the world in baking challah at the same time. Devorah Raskin led the group in the mixing and braiding while explaining the meaning and significance of challah. The RI bake was sponsored by the Alliance, Kollel: Center for Jewish Studies and Project Shoresh.