Yes, Hanukkah begins on Dec. 8 this year, but no, you don’t have to be Jewish to enjoy the plethora of potato pancakes at the Fourth Annual Latke Festival at BAM. Hosted by Edible Brooklyn and Great Performances, a $55 ticket gets you all the latkes you can eat, plus wine, vodka and sips from Schmaltz Brewing, GuS–Grown Up Soda, Kombucha Brooklyn and Brooklyn Roasting Company. Somehow I’ve been enlisted as one of the judges, and I’m looking forward sampling, and then singling out for praise, latkes from the likes of A Voce (with fontina, apple and truffles), Fatty ‘Cue (with crab, smoked créme fraiche and caviar) and Balaboosta (potato, yam and carrot latkes with honey, preserved lemons and yogurt sauce). Tickets will not be available at the door, so get ’em now if you want in on all the latke love. –A.G.