Dec. 2 – 10, 2018
Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days to mark the eight days the oil burned. People celebrate Hanukkah by lighting candles on a menorah and each night one more candle is lit. The Shamash is the first candle lit and it is used to light all of the other candles.
To recognize the importance of this holiday to the Jewish community surrounding Oakridge Centre, we will light a new branch on the Menorah each evening.
Festival of Light Celebration
Sunday, December 2 – 4:30 PM
A live performance by the Vancouver Jewish Folk Choir
In partnership with the Lubavitch Centre of British Columbia, a Menorah Lighting ceremony will be held at 5:00 PM followed by traditional treats and maybe a dreidel or two to take home with you!
POTATO LATKES (make them at home)
- 4 medium potatoes, peeled or scrubbed (keep in water to prevent browning)
- 1 medium onion, chopped finely
- 2 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons matzo meal
- Oil for frying (cooking spray for low-fat latkes)
- applesauce or sour cream (optional)
- Place 1/4 of the potatoes, onion, matzo meal, eggs, salt and pepper (start with about 1 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper) in a food processor.
Mix until the vegetables are finely chopped. Add the rest of the potatoes, and pulse again until all the potatoes are finely chopped and the
mixture is thoroughly combined.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Scoop up about 1/3 cup of the potato mixture per latke, and place into the hot oil. Fry the patty until
brown and crisp on the bottom, flip it, and cook the other side until brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. If the potato mixture doesn’t hold together,
stir in more matzo meal by the tablespoonful till the mixture holds.
- Make patties with the rest of the potato mixture, adding oil as needed. Place fried latkes on paper towels to drain off excess oil. Sprinkle with
more salt to taste, if desired. Serve with applesauce or sour cream.