JCrafts Georgia, a Chabad affiliate under the direction of Rabbi Levi Mentz, a recent arrival from Los Angeles, made the rounds with its Model Matzah Bakery before Passover to share the Exodus story and demonstrate the art and science of making matzah within the 18-minute halachic time limit. Rabbi Mentz said the beauty of JCrafts is that it works with people from all streams of Judaism. It also makes presentations that have nothing to do with Moses, Pharaoh and the bread of affliction.

Photos courtesy of JCrafts

The Model Matzah Bakery takes inspiration from the time travels of Marty McFly in “Back to the Future.”

The Model Matzah Bakery takes inspiration from the time travels of Marty McFly in “Back to the Future.”

Chabad Hebrew School students enjoy beautiful weather for outdoor baking.

Chabad Hebrew School students enjoy beautiful weather for outdoor baking.

Newly trained matzah makers stick to their task March 26 at the Home Depot on Piedmont Road in Buckhead.

Newly trained matzah makers stick to their task March 26 at the Home Depot on Piedmont Road in Buckhead.

Friendly would-be farmer Shmuel Griesman explains the source of the flour used to make matzah during the JCrafts demonstration at Home Depot.

Friendly would-be farmer Shmuel Griesman explains the source of the flour used to make matzah during the JCrafts demonstration at Home Depot.

JCrafts transports the young audience from the modern-day Home Depot in Buckhead to ancient Egypt.

JCrafts transports the young audience from the modern-day Home Depot in Buckhead to ancient Egypt.

The clock is ticking as Chabad Hebrew School students roll out their matzah dough.

The clock is ticking as Chabad Hebrew School students roll out their matzah dough.

Two matzah bakers wise beyond their years know that preparation time and time travel go well with the Atlanta Jewish Times.

Two matzah bakers wise beyond their years know that preparation time and time travel go well with the Atlanta Jewish Times.