A 35-foot challah in NYC attempts to break a Guinness World Record


February 2, 2024

JFNA/Vladimir Kolesnikov

The 35 foot long challah was baked in a tunnel oven at David's Cookies in New Jersey. It was then loaded onto a wooden plank and transported to the Upper West Side where it was unveiled at a day school's Shabbat assembly.

(New York Jewish Week) - New York City kitchens are notoriously small. Nonetheless, on Friday Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side unveiled a 35-foot-long challah that they and their partners hope will break a world record. 

The gargantuan loaf was made in collaboration with the Jewish Federations of North America and the Orthodox Union with the aim of besting the current record-holder: a challah baked in Australia in 2019 that was just over 32 feet. 

The 35-foot challah - braided in Borough Park and baked in New Jersey before being transported to the Reform synagogue - was m...

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