It’s virtually Jewish Care’s Bake Day

25 Jun 2020

Jewish Care’s Great Jewish Bake Day is back for the 8th year on Wednesday 8 July and is delighted to be sponsored by the Jewish News once again. Though things have looked different this year, it hasn’t stopped anyone from baking and now, Jewish Care needs you to bake and care more than ever before. So, whether you like to bake banana bread, sour dough or any other delicious recipe, everyone in the community can bake and share with those close to them and support Jewish Care by donating at the same time.

There will be fun online activities for the whole community to participate in. Chef, Denise Phillips will also be leading a Bake Day Junior Chef session on Facebook Live on Tuesday 7 July to make delicious Chunky Chocolate Biscuits. Challah Mummy will be leading an intergenerational Challah Bake on Zoom on Wednesday 8th July, open to all ages and stages and could inspire you to come up with your own creative additions to the dough, making the challah of your imagination a reality.

The session will be shared with the organisation’s community centre groups who have gone online so that Jewish Care can continue with the tradition of intergenerational baking that is now an established part of the community’s calendar.

There’s more for kids at home to do including entering the Kids Bake Day Word Search Competition for a chance to win a tray of cupcakes and print off the colouring pages to get creative. There are Kids Recipes to see on the website which have been donated by young volunteers with Jewish Care Families. The Jewish Care Bake Day team would love to see your recipes, especially those passed down from grandparents, so kids, please ask your grandparents, parents, aunties and uncles for those treasured family baking recipes and email them to together with a photo of you and what you’ve baked so we can share them on our Kids Recipe pages.

Jewish Care’s Director of Fundraising & Community Engagement, Adam Overlander-Kaye, says, “We are delighted that Bake Day is now in its 8th year. It’s a wonderful opportunity for the whole community to unite over baking and have fun, whilst supporting Jewish Care’s work with older people. Whether you join the live sessions with the Challah Mummy and Denise Phillips, bake together with friends and family online or at home to share with the people you live with, there are so many ways for people to get involved this year. There’s a lovely opportunity for kids to connect with the older generations and discover their family baking recipes that have been passed down through the generations and can be shared with the whole community.”

You can bake whenever you like and Jewish Care is inviting family, friends, colleagues, shul or youth group to bake at home and donate to Jewish Care, or set up an online baking session so you can bake together as a group. Remember to forget to tag #BakeDay on social media, we'd love to see your creativity shine through in your home-made posters for your Bake Day Zoom sessions.

For more details of the virtual celebrity bakers live baking sessions, to find recipes from donated by Jewish Care community centre members and residents as well as from JC Families and to enter the Kids Competition, visit

To support Jewish Care and donate £5, £10 or £15 by texting BAKEDAY5, BAKEDAY10 or BAKEDAY15 to 70085.