FEDtalks Speaker: Eli Winkelman, Founder of Challah for Hunger


FEDtalks Topic: Chesed (Loving Kindness)


How do you turn simple loaves of challah into meaningful acts of social justice? Just ask Eli Winkelman, founder of Challah for Hunger. Her innovative approach engages young people in acts of chesed, tzedakah and tikkun olam. She is changing the world – and we’re not exaggerating. President Bill Clinton’s a fan and honoured her work in his book Giving: How each of us can change the world.


About Eli Winkelman


Eli Winkelman co-founded the original chapter of Challah for Hunger when she was a student at Scripps College in Claremont, California. In the 10 years since, the organization has grown to include 70 chapters on three continents. The chapters bring people together on a regular basis to bake and sell challah, raising money and awareness for social justice causes.


Eli is also a proud member of the ROI Community and an alumna of the Joshua Venture Group and Ariane de Rothschild Fellowships. Her work on Challah for Hunger has been recognized by President Bill Clinton, the Jewish Week’s “36 Under 36,” Austin Woman Magazine and others.


Youtube Video on Eli's story about Challah for Hunger