LCW Celebrates Annual Chanukah Chagigah
Students Dance the Night Away
Resounding music is not typically heard in the halls of Lander College for Women—the Anna Ruth and Mark Hasten School (LCW). But on the third night of Chanukah, December 26, students and administration gathered in the LCW gym-turned-dance-floor to celebrate the holiday in full spirit at the annual chagigah. Sababa DJ provided the music while students enjoyed a dairy dinner, donuts, divrei torah, and dreidel spinning.
After dancing to some festive tunes, students donned gypsy skirts and glow sticks and followed along to the DJ’s tutorial moves. Songs ranging from “Hashem Melech” and the remixed “Bas Kol” to “Cotton Eye Joe” and “Cha-Cha Slide” played over the stereo system as Chanukah strobe lights flashed across the walls. And of course, the night would not have been complete without a competitive dance-off!
Sarah Laks, biology major ‘17 and vice president of student government, spent weeks preparing for the event with LCW Resident Director Mrs. Malkie Katz. “After all that hard work, it felt so good to see the student body come together like a huge family to celebrate Chanukah!” she said.
“Student government outdid themselves with beautiful set up and decorations,” Mrs. Katz added. “It was an incredible night and we’re already looking forward to the Purim Chagigah!”