Avodah got Ḥanukkah off to a delicious and freilach start with our 7th annual well-oiled Big Latke Lunch at Our Place. Our enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers, led by our exceptional latke-maker, Daryl Levine, fried and served an amazing 600 latkes while the ever-loving spirited Klezbians once again came to the aid of the party with their joyful klezmer music including the dedication of a special song to Rabbi Harry—the Rabbi’s Hornpipe and somehow getting Rabbi Harry and Penny to sing with them!
Bev Merson generously brought her special dreidel board, giving prizes to the longest-lasting spinners. We lit the fabulous favourite ḥanukkiah created by Sheila Tennenhouse, adding so much to our Festival of Light and Latkes.
Staff member Tracy Campbell, said again this year, “this is truly my favourite”. We so appreciate this special collaboration with the marvelous staff to connect and bring the spirit of Ḥanukkah to the family members at Our Place.