Talia Goldstein

Photo Creds: Reflective MedEd

When Chanukah rolls around, you can really feel the excitement within the SKA community. There are many things to look forward to when it comes to Chanukah. One of my favorite things that comes with the holiday is the fine cuisine. There are many classic traditional Chanukah foods. The latkes, jelly doughnuts and all that oily goodness. Personally, I’m not a fan of jelly filled doughnuts, but if that’s what you like, Allan’s is the place to go. They have a wide selection of doughnuts ranging from the classic glazed to a Lotus butter filled doughnut. As for latkes, let’s be real, nothing beats your Bubby’s. That perfect mixture of shredded potatoes and onions, fried to perfection is unlike any latke your mother makes. Bubby’s latkes are best for dipping in your choice of sauce, apple or sour cream. 

When someone asks me what I love about Chanukah beyond  the amazing food, I would say the all around good vibes the SKA community brings to school each of the 8 days. SKA provides us with many opportunities such as chessed trips, kumzitzes, and some great latkes and doughnuts. Doughnuts provided by Dunkin as usual, never miss. Dunkin Donuts just has the most classic doughnuts that an SKA event can’t go without. As for chessed trips and kumzitzes, although not doable with the current global pandemic, SKA has come up with many other ways for the students to connect with others and each other. Achdus is another major factor that goes into the celebration of Chanukah within the SKA home. Stepping into the building, you can feel the sense of unity amongst the SKA students as well as the faculty. The joy of Chanukah brings the students and faculty of SKA together like no other time of year. This year, like many other girls, I’m looking forward to the joys of Chanukah once again.