Charoset Jamboree Live!

charoset challenge

Welcome to the first EVER Congregation Agudas Achim Charoset Challenge! We are going to come together LIVE on Zoom to make Charoset together.

Just like the Jews from all over the world created Charoset out of whatever supplies they had available in their homeland, we too will make our Charoset out of what we have at home!

What is Charoset?

Haroset or חרוסת  in Hebrew, is a mixture of foods that represent the mortar that the Israelites used when they were slaves in Egypt. This thick and sticky food is to remind us of the building materials that Israelites had to create to hold together the structures built for Pharaoh. Ashkenazi Jews, or Jews that come from Eastern Europe, usually make the recipe with apples, walnuts, and sweet wine, chopping and mixing it together with honey and cinnamon. However, there are lots of different ways to make charoset, as there are no Jewish laws or customs that specify a certain preparation.

Charoset Recipes

Here you will find recipes for Charoset from all over the world! You can select one of these recipes for Charoset or choose to make your own using whatever you have in your kitchen. You can google search the ingredients you have on hand and see what comes up!

What you will need:

  • Recipe
  • Specified Ingredients
  • Kitchen supplies

What to do:

  • Click here to discover charoset recipes from around the world.
  • Follow the instructions to make the recipe(s) of your choice.
  • As you prepare the charoset, think about why the ingredients were chosen. Are they native to the area? Are they commonly found in other dishes from that region?
  • You can choose to research a little bit about the origins of your chosen charoset recipe (with parent supervision). You can even choose to create an image or slideshow to share!