Flatbush Park Jewish Center Hanukkah Party

Flatbush celebrates Hanukkah

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A can of corn: Mally Levy, 9, tried to knock down some cans.
What a smile: Rachel Satz enjoyed some fine cotton candy.
Crunch: Naama Pando mowed down some popcorn at the party.
Sweet Hanukkah: Moshe Hershkovich enjoyed many tasty holiday treats.

This Flatbush Jewish center puts the festival in the festival of lights.

Kids celebrated Hanukkah in style at the Flatbush Park Jewish Center on Dec. 1, where they played games and ate pizza during the community group’s annual holiday party.

“My kids look forward to it every year,” said Howie Hershkovich, who brought his five children from Mill Basin.

The more than 400 little Hanukkah revelers played carnival games set up at the Jewish center, which spat out tickets that could be turned in to purchase one of any number of fun toys to take home.

The Jewish center also setup some inflatable bouncy houses, where kids bounced to the beat of popular Hanukkah tunes, including the immortal Yiddish ditty, “I Have a Little Dreidel.”

“We had great music,” said program manager Tvika Levy.

And when the kids weren’t gaming, bouncing, or dancing, they were eating. The Jewish center had plenty of pizza, popcorn and pastries to go around for everybody.

The Jewish center capped off the evening with some puppet theater, where lovable fabric thespians told the story of Hanukkah.

And the best thing of all, the swinging Hanukkah fest was free to get in.

“It’s come one, come all,” said Hershkovich. “Anybody who wants to come, they don’t charge to get in and it’s a very community-oriented event.”

Reach reporter Colin Mixson at or by calling (718) 260-4514.
Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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