WE ARE HERE TO INSPIRE YOU
WE ARE CHALLAH MAGAZINE, AN INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION OFFERING PEER-TO-PEER JEWISH CONTENT TO INSPIRE OUR COMMUNITY. A PLACE FOR YOU TO CARVE OUT A JEWISH LANDSCAPE, ONLINE AND OFFLINE.
Challah began as a digital magazine in lockdown 2020 that primarily sought to establish an online community for young Jews when in-person gatherings were limited. We wanted to make an impression on the Jewish content online at a time when the main Google search terms for Jews in Europe were heavily orientated around antisemitism and the notion of young Jews fleeing Europe.
We reached out to writers and creators to produce Jewish themed content on topics that were inspired by our rich culture, infused with our everyday experiences.
Challah incubates ideas across the Jewish spectrum and bridges the gap between denominations and disciplines. We amplify our peers' voices to give young Jews equity in the landscape of Jewish content available today.
Founder & Director
Yaffa is Challah's founder and director. Passionate about community building, Yaffa enjoys directing projects that are story orientated with a focus on highlighting the human element which speak to the audience.
Sam is Challah's co-editor and content creator. Working with challah from the start, Sam has brought his knack for writing and interest in Jewish themes to the fore and is responsible for piecing the works of contributors together.
Jordyn is Challah's co-editor and is an editor from Cape Town, South Africa. She completed her BA undergrad and Honours degree in Linguistics at UCT, while serving on the committee of her local SAUJS throughout her university career, and involving herself in various projects in the wider Cape Town Jewish community.
Naomi is Challah's artistic director & graphic designer. Naomi combines her artistic skills and passion for Judaism to produce text-lite, image heavy designs that appeal to the eyes as well as the soul.
We have a network of individuals who occasionally carry out work and tasks for Challah on an ad-hoc basis so we thought we'd recognise them here! If you like work and want to know where credit is due we are always pleased to connect you with our talent!