Image courtesy of Three Brothers Bakery
On Tuesday, September 12, Three Brothers Bakery in Houston, Texas re-opened less than three weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in the area.

All of the bakery’s locations are now open, just in time for the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah (beginning September 22) and Yom Kippur (beginning September 29).

“For a lot of our customers, part of their holiday tradition is to stand in line to pick up their challah from us,” says co-owner Bobby Jucker. “I’m glad to see so many of our neighbors in our bakeries again despite all of the devastation Hurricane Harvey left behind. The High Holidays wouldn’t be the same if we weren’t open in time to service our customers.”

Some of the items Three Brothers Bakery will have available for the holidays will be round raisin challah and honey cake. Houston has one of the highest Jewish populations of any major metropolitan area in the United States, with close to 50,000 in the area.

“This is the fourth time our Braeswood bakery has flooded and the fifth natural disaster we have been through,” says Bobby Jucker. “The last time was after Hurricane Ike in 2008, and we couldn’t open in time for the High Holidays. As a result of the storm, there was actually a challah shortage in Houston. Our team worked overtime to resume business as usual as fast as possible after Harvey to prevent this from happening again. We’re so proud to be back up and running just in time to serve the community before the holidays.”