Our Bernie Friend Latke Bash is an institution at Temple Isaiah. The Brotherhood arrives early to begin peeling, chopping, grating, and frying some of the best latkes you have ever tasted. Our Youth provides the games and entertainment. The festivities begin in the sanctuary at 9am with a Zimriah (song festival). The Latke Bash begins about 10. Please mark your calendar for December 2, for our Hanukkah Happenings and Latke Bash.
Chanukah, meaning “dedication” in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Macabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and “re-dedication” of the Temple in Jerusalem. The modern home celebration of Chanukah centers around the lighting of the chanukiah, a special menorah for Chanukah; unique foods, latkes and jelly doughnuts; and special songs and games.