Seniors and students were jellin’ and eatin’ lotsa latkas

Dora Frankl celebrated her 91st birthday at 20 Washington Square North by eating a latke followed by a jelly donut. N.Y.U. students also sang “Happy Birthday” to her. Photos by Tequila Minsky

Ten students from Chabad N.Y.U. brought boxes of potato pancakes, a.k.a. latkes, to share the holiday spirit with seniors at Caring Community at Greenwich House, at 20 Washington Square North, on Monday. The students sang a few Chanukah songs, served latkes with homemade applesauce to the seniors and then hung out and schmoozed. While fried latkes are a well-known Eastern European traditional dish, in celebrating Chanukah, fried pastries called sufganiyot — like a fried jelly doughnut — are popular in Israel and have joined the menu at traditional observances. So, after their latkes, celebrants then ate jelly donut chasers.

Getting ready to dig into some latkes.

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