Israeli flag made of cookies in Atlanta breaks Guinness World Record


JTA — The Atlanta Jewish community broke a Guinness World Record after creating an Israeli flag out of edible cookies.

The flag assembled by volunteers on Sunday, June 3 used about 117,000 cookies and stretched to 3,224 feet across the plastic-covered floor of the Heritage Hall in Congregation Beth Jacob. It was created to celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday.

The flag was certified shortly before noon Sunday by a Guinness adjudicator, Michael Empric.

Sponsors of the cookies at $10 each have raised more than $103,000 for the Cookies for Israel project, with the donations going to three nonprofit organizations in Israel: United Hatzalah, the volunteer emergency medical service; OneFamily Fund, which supports victims of terrorism; and the Jewish Agency’s Partnership2Gether program.