Go get your Yamaka because we’re celebrating Hanukkah !


Senior Marcus Airola lighting the Menorah to celebrate with his family.

Ryan Harris, Staff

Senior Marcus Airola was one of our Jewish Seahawks that celebrated Hannukah in its most traditional way. Marcus told us that Hannukah is celebrated because “One day back in Egyptian times, people were struggling and they ran out of the oil for the candles and only had enough for one night. But then a spirt came and the candles lasted for 8 days.” When asked what the Airola family does to celebrate the holiday, Marcus told us that “We all get together and eat a big traditional dinner, then we light the candles and open up our gifts” The food of the Jewish religion it unlike anything else. When we asked Marcus what kind of food they have at his traditional Hannukah dinner he said, “We eat Matzah Ball soup, Laches, and Gefilte Fish.” When we asked Marcus what these different foods are he said “Matzoh ball soup is literally chicken noodle but instead of noodles it’s a big ball of bread basically. But laches is like hashbrowns. And Gelfilte fish is literally like a ball of mystery meat.” Marcus and his family celebrate the Jewish holiday in a very traditional way staying with the origins of the holiday. We wish all our Seahawks a Happy Holidays!