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Joliene Bakery baking special holiday cookies to raise money for refugees fleeing into Poland

– In coordination with San Luis Obispo’s Jewish community, Joliene Bakery located downtown San Luis Obispo at The Creamery will be baking a special holiday cookie with proceeds going toward Ukrainian refugees fleeing into Poland. Joliene Bakery joins dozens of bakeries throughout the world as part of the global effort, Hamantaschen for Ukraine, in order to help
during this humanitarian crisis. Profits and donations go directly to the Polish Humanitarian
Action (www.pah.org.pl/en/).

The cookies Joliene Bakery is selling are known as hamantaschen, the traditional food for the
holiday of Purim. Hamantaschen are triangular-shaped, often jelly-filled treats (though poppy
seeds, chocolate, or even savory fillings are also enjoyed). The short story of these cookies is
that they are shaped in triangles to resemble the ears and hat of an evil man, Haman, who tried to annihilate the Jewish people in ancient Persia. It was Queen Esther who saved the Jews from Haman’s tyranny, but in order to still poke at him, and revolt against destruction, these cookies are eaten. Of course, hamantaschen are simply a delicious treat as well for adults and kids alike.

Purchasing hamantaschen at Joliene Bakery will help Ukrainian refugees in Poland. Joliene Bakery will be making these cookies through March 20, and have two flavors available for purchase (apricot and raspberry, $4 each) with all proceeds going to help! Bakery hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

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