The Ruth Fredman Cernea Great Latke Hamantash Debate

Ruth Fredman Cernea Great Latke Hamantash Debate

Team Hamantash prevailed, once again, at the fifth annual Ruth Fredman Cernea Great Latke Hamantash Debate.

It was held Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in the White Theatre on the Jewish Community Campus.

The cost to attend is $10.00 per person plus a canned good(s) that will be donated to the Jewish Family Services community food pantry, children 12 and under are admitted for free. Purchase your tickets online now.

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Recap of the Great Debate 2016

On Sunday, December 11, the entire Kansas City community heard both sides of this contentious issue, and enjoyed plenty of laughs and delicious food along the way, at the Ruth Fredman Cernea Great Latke Hamantash Debate, sponsored by Congregation Ohev Sholom. The fourth annual edition of this delightful, delectable event took place at the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Campus.

2016 Debate Photos

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In an afternoon of light-hearted Jewish comedy modeled on the latke-hamantash debates that have raged at the University of Chicago since 1946, three debaters per side will argue the merits of each Jewish holiday staple – the potato pancake (latke) versus the filled triangular cookie (hamantash) – calling upon their professional expertise, comedic skills, technology, and even ridiculous props. The audience will have a chance to question the debaters before their vote – and the deliberations of a panel featuring distinguished rabbis Beryl Padoor, Linda Steigman, and Scott White – settled the issue once and for all.

Or at least until next year.