The High Holidays are coming up faster than we expected this year, with Rosh Hashanah right around the corner. This is the earliest it has been in more than 110 years! Which means we need to start baking our round raisin challahs right now to make sure our customers are taken care of during this time of the year.

Rosh Hashanah, as most of you know, is the Jewish New Year and the beginning of the 10 Days of Awe that end with Yom Kippur. For us, this also marks the beginning of our busy season. We have been making round raisin challah for the Houston area for more than 50 years.

We hear about a lot of traditions from our customers surrounding the High Holidays. One of our favorite stories would have to be from our loyal customer, Debbie, who has always gotten her raisin challah from Three Brothers Bakery. Her family has come to us and because they couldn’t wait to eat their challah to break the fast after Yom Kippur services, they would keep it in their car so it would be ready to eat as soon as possible! What a sweet tradition! That story stuck with us and after Hurricane Ike, the Bakery was of course closed, but we found one raisin challah for Debbie so she and her family could continue their tradition.

We have some traditions of our own here at the bakery and we’re thinking about starting a new one that you can be a part of. If you can guess the number of raisins we put into one of our raisin challah, you will get a freshly baked one! Only one person will win so guess wisely!

Head to our Facebook to make your guess! We will give the answer at the end of the week and choose a winner!

Does your family have any fun traditions? Tell us about them on Twitter!