Eli Winkelman

Challah for Hunger | challahforhunger.org



Eli has transformed kneading dough into an empowering experience for young Jews across the United States. After founding Challah for Hunger while attending Scripps College in Claremont, California, she was cited in Bill Clinton’s book, Giving, as an exemplar of “compelling” giving. Originally from Austin, Texas, Eli graduated from high school early to intern in the DC offices of former Senator Mark Dayton and went on to attend Young Judaea’s Year Course in Israel. An alumna of the PresenTense Institute and ROI, she coordinated Mark Strama’s Campaign Academy for high school and college students to learn campaign basics in 2006, and served as a program associate of Hazon’s Food Team before assuming full-time directorship at Challah for Hunger.

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger (CfH) brings people together to bake and sell challah to raise money and awareness for social justice causes. We make a difference in the world by investing in the next generation of entrepreneurs, social activist, and philanthropists. CfH was founded at Scripps College in Claremont, California, in November 2004 and has since expanded to consist of almost 80 chapters. Each chapter donates half its profits to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the other half to a local hunger nonprofit of their choice. 3,500 college students around the world are advocating for change, learning how to make smart philanthropic choices, and creating community through making, baking, and selling challah.