It's Challah Time!

20th Anniversary Edition

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

In this 20th anniversary edition of Kar-Ben’s best-seller with all new photos, a diverse preschool class works together to make challah for Shabbat in this photo-driven book. They combine yeast, water, flour and salt into dough that is braided into perfect challah loaves. The children enjoy tasting their creation, and learn that making challah is a special ritual of Shabbat, the Jewish Sabbath.

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Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 1
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2020
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Kar-Ben Publishing ®
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2020-08-01
Text Type Informational Fiction
BISACS JNF049110, JNF014000, JNF026090
Dewey 641.5/67641
Dimensions 9.75 x 9.75
Lexile 560
Features Activities, Author/Illustrator biography, and Reviewed


AJL Newsletter

“The stunning photos are different from those in the original edition published in 2002, for they portray children who come from diverse backgrounds.” — Anne Dublin, retired librarian of Holy Blossom Temple; author of A Cage Without Bars (Second Story Press, 2018), Toronto, AJL

San Diego Jewish World

“Included is a recipe and the Shabbat blessings, making this the perfect story to share with children every Friday evening.” — Marcia Berneger, San Diego Jewish World

Author: Latifa Berry Kropf

Latifa Berry Kropf teaches preschool, remedial reading, and Israeli dancing. She is the author of It’s Challah Time!, It’s Sukkah Time!, It’s Seder Time!, and It’s Hanukkah Time! She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Photographer: Moshe Shai

Moshe Shai has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, with rich experience in press, geographical and documentary photography. His work has appeared in a variety of international magazines, as well as Israeli newspapers Yediot Aharonot, Ma’ariv and Ha’aretz, and photo agencies including Getty, Sigma and Corbis. He lives in Israel.