Chanukah with an Asian flair for Young Adult Division

by | Nov 21, 2012 | What’s Happening

Saturday, Dec. 1, 8–11 pm

The Young Adult Division of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater is celebrating Chanukah this year with a bash they’re calling “Sushi, Sake, Latke.”

Steve Zuckerman, Chanukah Party planning committee co-chair, says “we wanted to do something fun and interesting and different.”

So the Jewish meets Asian theme will lend a festive atmosphere to the Cardo area of the Sandler Family Campus when partygoers will enjoy kosher maki rolls, traditional potato latkes and an open bar to include sake, Japanese rice wine. The more adventurous palettes are sure to give their potato pancakes extra kick with a dab of wasabi.

The party planning committee, chaired by Zuckerman and Beth Gerstein, has been working on the Asian-themed party for months. It was important to the entire committee to provide this social program for the young adult community.

“At this time of year, we’re all pulled in so many directions. We really wanted to bring everyone together as a community of young adults, and not so many separate circles. At this event, there will be no pressure to do anything or learn anything. It’s an opportunity for us all to get together and drink and have a good time,” Zuckerman says.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. They can be purchased online at or from a member of the YAD Cabinet.