This year’s Hanukkah celebration came one week after Thanksgiving, so CoHoots were experienced at navigating a large community celebration.
The chefs were frying latkes (both potato and squash) for three hours prior to the meal. Each year they vow “never again!” but somehow when the date rolls around, they are once again eager (or at least willing) to show off their culinary talents (and stamina!).
Fresh-baked bread is ready to go (the Common House smells SO GOOD!). Pans of veggies are ready for roasting.
To accommodate the crowd, the serving island was moved along the east wall and extra tables were added. Prior to dining, CoHoots sang together…
…with the help of words projected on the screen.
An eager crew lit the menorahs.
After the meal, a fast-paced lesson on “cups” drew both participants and spectators.
Dancing and merriment followed.