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News 12: Students Mark the Start of Hanukkah with Latkes Contest

December 16, 2014
By SSLI Communications

GARDEN CITY - The eight-day festival of Hanukkah, also called the Festival of Lights, starts Tuesday night.

To commemorate oil burning in a lamp for a miraculous eight days in 165 BC, students from the Schechter School of Long Island and the Hebrew Academy made a variety of latkes at the Garden City Hotel as part of the “First Annual Scholastic Hanukkah Latke Cook-Off.”

The two schools each made three types of latkes, which were then judged by a panel. Some flavors included the standard potato latke, a Persian-style latke and an Israeli-style latke. Click here to read more.

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