What is Challah for Hunger?
Challah for Hunger brings people together from across campus to bake and sell challah in an effort to raise money and awareness for hunger in our own community. Every other week, our volunteers bake and then braid the challahs. We then sell them on campus to spread our love of challahs to the rest of the Michigan community! We donate 50% of our proceeds to the Maize & Blue Cupboard on campus. As part of the larger movement of Challah for Hunger/Nazun Nationals, we donate the other 50% of our proceeds to Swipe Out Hunger. Baking and selling the challah are both great opportunities to make new friends and socialize while helping a good cause!
Board Positions & Descriptions
We are looking for 4-6 leaders for the board and 3-5 leaders for the committee.
President: The President will be responsible for overseeing the board and board meetings with Sarah twice a month. They will be responsible for communicating and working with nationals, helping other board members as necessary, and anything else that may come up that is appropriate. They are committed to going to every bake.
Advocacy Chair: The advocacy chair is responsible for educating people about food insecurity and leading all of our fundraising efforts! They will work with Sarah to brainstorm the best ways to do this. They are committed to going to most bakes. They will also meet with the advocacy committee at least once a month. They will attend the board meetings twice a month.
Engagement Chair/Connect Fellow: The engagement chair will be responsible for taking at least 8 students to coffee each semester who are interested in learning more about Challah for Hunger. They are committed to going to most baking sessions and will be responsible for getting to know the bakers and connecting them to Hillel! They will encourage their friends to get involved! They will attend the board meetings twice a month.
General board member: They are committed to coming to the 2 board meetings a month and all/most of the bakes. They will help pick challag flavors, recruit people to bake with us, help us prepare & sell in mason hall, and more! They will encourage their friends to get involved! They will attend the board meetings twice a month.
Advocacy committee member: They will meet at least once a month with the advocacy chair to plan all of our fundraising & advocacy efforts. They will attend most bakes and will help with selling. They will encourage their friends to get involved!
The Challah for Hunger Board is the right fit for you if:
- You are looking to take on a more significant involvement in Hillel
- You are excited to meet and build community with Jewish students
- You are passionate about challah/baking
- You are passionate about raising money and awareness about food insecurity
- You are willing to commit an average of 3-6 hours on weeks we bake challah
- You are willing to commit 1 hour on weeks we don't bake challah for board meetings
- You like to have fun!
- You can commit to all of these things until May 2022 with an option to extend until Dec 2023
Application and Interviews:
Nov 18th: meet the board at south u starbucks 3-3:30 (stop by, grab a coffee, and ask questions!)
Nov 23rd: application closes
Dec 5th: we will invite the new board & committee to join us at the challah bake
After you apply, you will receive an email asking you to schedule an interview.