Hanukkah 2017: Meet our Partners, Part 3

With just a week to go before our MFA Hanukkah Celebration, we asked some of our event partners to share some thoughts and stories about their relationship with the holiday. Here’s what they had to say:

 

In 1 sentence, what does “light” meant to you?

To me, light is a brightness that can be shared and spread; in different moments it can contribute hope, possibility, clarity, or discovery.

  • Tova Speter

 

Light is hope that comes out of darkness.

  • Sara Aroeste

 

To me it means to be enlightened. To have the desire and interest to learn about different cultures, religions and people. I’ve tried to teach my children to be tolerant, understanding and curious and to see the “light” in all humanity.

  • Linda Apple

 

Joy in contrasts, because light is only palpably felt in moments when you have been forcibly made to feel its absence.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood

 

Light is clarity, perspective, vision and warmth, but it wouldn’t mean anything without the balance of darkness.

  • Rabbi Jillian Cameron

 

 

Bonus question- Latkes: apple sauce or sour cream?

Neither! Bimuelos all the way! See for yourself:  https://youtu.be/9jbqlgdU20E

  • Sara Aroeste

 

I grew up with apple sauce only and was introduced to the wonders of sour cream on latkes as an adult.  So now, I put both on the table and see what happens.

  • Rabbi Jillian Cameron

 

Can I say both?? OK, if I have to choose one, it would be apple-sauce!

  • Linda Apple

 

OR? BOTH! I’m new to this so I definitely thought I was supposed to eat latkes with apple sauce AND sour cream. YUM!

  • Jen Leclerc

 

I like both, but not at the same time!!

  • Tova Speter

 

Definitely apple sauce. Sour cream is for borscht.

  • Jeremiah Lockwood

 

Want to hear more from our partners?  Click here for part 1, and click here for part 2 of this blog series.

Be sure to join us at the Museum of Fine Arts for Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights on Wednesday, December 13th. Free museum admission begins at 4pm, festivities begin at 4:30pm. Museum members skip the line.