The true meaning of Hanukkah, which is one of the messages author Jane Sutton seeks to impart in her new book, has a lot in common with that of Thanksgiving: thinking about others.
Here are eight suggestions of how to use Thanksgivukkah as a launch pad for learning, giving and values-based family activities.
When Rabbi David Paskin, a congregational rabbi outside of Boston and the co-head of Kehillah Schechter Academy, heard that Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah would fall on the same day this year, he knew it was a chance for families to have fun.
All you need is a dreidel (a top with four Hebrew letters on its sides), a pot (a bowl of pennies, nuts or candies as a reward), and some friends or family members.
As far as the food is concerned, both holidays are filled with traditions rather than hard and fast rules.
From St. Louis Post-Dispatch
He may not be able to spell it, but Boston Mayor Thomas Menino is on board with Thanksgivukkah. He promised to proclaim Nov. 28 “Thanksgivukkah Day” in the city.
Once-in-a-lifetime overlap this year creates new culinary combos and cultural mashups
From New York Daily News
This homemade menorah uses pumpkins to bring a seasonal vibe to your holiday table and is a great way to engage kids of all ages.
Every day, Malka Benjamin wakes up and transforms herself into Mary Warren, an actual person from the 17th century.
Pumpkin pie still baking? Entertain yourself (and your guests!) with our free word search puzzle that incorporates clues related to both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving.