For Jewish Latinos, Hanukkah Means Faith, Family… and Churros
By ALEX ALVAREZ
Holiday pro tip: If ever an opportunity to consume as many fried foods as possible presents itself, you take it. The Jewish Latino community of South Florida totally gets this. And, as Rabbi Mordechai Lichy of the Habbad Spanish Center in Coral Springs likes to say, this community not only prays in Spanish — they “eat in Spanish,” too. And that means sugary churros and fried arepas for everyone.
In fact, Rabbi Lichy’s wife Shoshana made about 300 arepas and 800 churros for the congregation over two nights of Hanukkah. She deserves a medal. A delicious battered and fried medal, lightly busted with powdered sugar.
Have a look at the celebration, below: