This year we are importing over 300lb of handmade Shmurah Matzah for Winnipeg’s Jewish community!

Become a part of this exciting tradition and enhance your Seder table with your very own box of Matzah. Baked fresh in NY with the highest standards in kashrut, tradition and taste, Shmurah Matzah is round, kneaded and shaped by hand similar to those eaten by the Jews when leaving Egypt over 3300 years ago. 

All orders will be available for pickup at the Jewish Learning Centre during regular business hours, from Tuesday, March 9 through Thursday, March 25, 2021. Limited supply is available.

Why Shmurah Matzah?
Matzah is a bread made of dough from wheat, barley, oats, spelt or rye, that was baked within 18 minutes from the moment the flour was mixed with water. This dough had no time to ferment, and it does not rise. Shmurah Matzah is a matzah baked from flour that was carefully guarded from dampness from the moment of harvest. Ordinary Matzah flour is only guarded from dampness from the time it is milled.

Why Handmade?
Baking matzah is a mitzvah. The matzah must be kneaded, rolled, and baked by a mature Jewish adult, who bakes it with the specific intention of using the matzah for the Seder. An automatic machine operation cannot introduce thought and intention into the baking; the genuine mitzvah is only fulfilled in a hand operation. Unlike machine matzah, which are shaped square, handmade matzah is round and is the preferred matzah with which to fulfill the mitzvah of the Seder. The cost of handmade Matzah is greater than machine Matzah but it is well worth it!