Jewish Mom Cooked up Briskets and Babka for Son's Allegheny College Fraternity

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Jane Moritz, a Jewish Mom and owner of Challah Connection, an online Jewish gift and gourmet kosher gift basket company, prepared a traditional Jewish meal for 50 Phi Delta Theta fraternity brothers and Hillel members at a luncheon held on the Allegheny College campus on April 17, 2010. This was the first-ever Jewish meal for many who attended.

“One of the most important messages that I have learned from my business, Challah Connection, is that no matter where you come from, no matter what your religion or ethnic background, is that we all come together over great food, “ said Mrs. Moritz.

Jane Moritz, owner of Challah Connection (http://www.challahconnection.com), an online Jewish gift and gourmet kosher gift basket company based in Westport, CT, travelled 400 miles to prepare a traditional Jewish meal for her son’s Allegheny College Phi Delta Theta fraternity and members of the Allegheny Hillel on Saturday, April 17th, 2010, in Meadville, PA.

The event was held at the Jewish Community Center, home of the Hillel, the local branch of the national collegiate Jewish organization. This marked the first-ever Hillel and Greek fraternity events held jointly on the Allegheny College campus.

James H. Mullen, Jr., the president of Allegheny College, was among the luncheon attendees who were treated to a lavish Jewish meal prepared by Mrs. Moritz, a practiced cook whose company, Challah Connection, specializes in kosher gifts(http://www.challahconnection.com/Express-Kosher-Gifts/products/190/) steeped in Jewish tradition.

Some 50 Phi Delta Theta fraternity brothers and Hillel members sampled a menu of brisket, cabbage and noodles, gefilte fish, potato kugel and more. For many, this was their first taste of traditional Jewish foods and delicacies.

Sam Moritz, who is a Hillel member and Phi Delta Theta’s social chairman, was the catalyst for the luncheon. He reported that his housemates loved the kosher care packages his mother regularly sends him, filled with treats such as challah, babka and black and white cookies. ”I wanted to take it to the next level and have a Jewish meal provided by my mom,” Sam said.

“When Sam first asked me to come to his college, 400 miles away from our house and cook for 50 kids, I looked at him like he was crazy,” said Mrs. Moritz. “But I then began to realize that this was a lovely opportunity to share our traditions…and that it was my ‘mitzvah’, my good deed, for that day.”

“One of the most important messages that I have learned from my business, Challah Connection, is that no matter where you come from, no matter what your religion or ethnic background, is that we all come together over great food, “ said Mrs. Moritz.

Please click for video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kzy3VrtQPPQ) of the Allegheny College luncheon.

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About Challah Connection
The Challah Connection, based in Westport, Connecticut, was started in 1994 as a weekly, subscription service delivering fresh-baked challah to homes and synagogues. In 2002, we expanded our offerings to a full menu of gourmet kosher baked goods, gifts and gift baskets, serving the Jewish community. We now offer the Internet’s largest selection of kosher gifts for every occasion including Jewish holidays, Sympathy and Shiva, College Care Packages, Birthday, New Baby, Housewarming and more.

Media Contacts:
Rena Donlon, Challah Connection, 866-242-5524, ext. 806

Jane Moritz, Challah Connection, 866-242-5524, ext.805

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