For Agoura Hills resident Sharleen Bergman, Hanukkah means home cooking.
Making huge pots of sweet and sour cabbage soup and matzo ball soup for her family has become an annual tradition for the grandmother of 10 who worships at Temple Adat Elohim in Thousand Oaks.
She serves the soups with latkes, a Hanukkah staple. The potato pancakes are traditionally eaten with applesauce and sour cream.
But Bergman said the Jewish Festival of Lights isn’t just about food. Even more, it’s about family.