Dumbo Hanukkah party has magic show, dreidel, giant latkes

Festival of de-Lights! Dumbo Hanukkah party has magic show, giant latkes

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Festival of foods: Rabbi Avrom Tov Chakoff shows off some of the kiddie gathering’s eats.
Lifted!: A magician, here showing young Noah a trick, stole the show by making a table levitate.
Miracle: Kids couldn’t get enough of the magician.
Model citizen: Youngster Baruch Burks strikes a pose in a Hanukkah mural.
Going big: Guests feasted on giant latkes (center), koshger, pigs in a blanket, and chicken fingers.
Right spin: Josef Chakoff had a great time spinning the dreidel and winning gelt at a Hanukkah celebration in Dumbo on Dec. 27.

That’s a whole lotta latke!

Dumbo youngsters celebrated the fourth night of Hanukkah on Tuesday by taking in a magic show, playing dreidel, and noshing on the most generous potato pancakes one attendee had ever encountered.

“They had huge latkes the size of hamburgers — I’ve never had them that big!” said Anna Burks, who brought her son Baruch to the event at Water Street event space the Dumbo Loft.

Guests also enjoyed kosher pigs in a blanket and jelly doughnuts, said Burks, who reports that everything was delicious.

Orthodox Jewish organization Chabad of Dumbo organizes on the kiddie gathering for the annual Festival of Lights, and this year brought in a magician who wowed the squirts by levitating a table, according to the man in charge.

“The kids loved it,” said Rabbi Avrom Tov Chakoff. “He was very entertaini­ng.”

Afterwards, the youngsters played dreidel to win gelt and partake in the sacred childhood Hanukkah tradition of buzzing all night on sugar.

“It’s part of the fun,” Tov Chakoff said.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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