On Saturday December 6, 70 people attended Jericho Jewish Center’s first ever Latkes and Vodka. We ate latkes of many flavors (potato leak, sweet potato and cranberry apple, among others), drank an assortment of flavored and regular vodkas (including raspberry, vanilla and citrus), socialized and listened to the music of jazz pianist Greg Shleich. It was a wonderful way to build community and celebrate the upcoming Festival of Lights that is Hanukkah.
Latkes and Vodka was an event that I first discovered in the 20s and 30s group in Milwaukee and then at Congregation Anshei Israel in Tucson. It has great appeal-people socializing over food and drink in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. It was also a great prelude for our January 24 Saturday evening concert featuring Mostly Moptop, a Beatles cover band. What a great way to join together with community!
I cant wait for our Hops and Halacha tomorrow, where we will make beer and learn about its kashrut. See you then!