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. From JTA
This year, the symbols from Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will converge at a historic place, as Rabbi Yossi Kivman from Chabad of Mansfield will light a menorah at Plymouth Rock next Wednesday. From The Boston Globe
Even if you’re not interested in trying to make sweet-potato latkes or challah-apple stuffing, you can join in the Thanksgivukkah festivities by setting a beautiful table inspired by the traditions of both holidays. From Home & Stone
You might find that while Thanksgiving is normally a convergence of certain friends or family members, and Hanukkah is normally celebrated with other loved ones, this dual holiday will bring new people together. Here are a few things to think about as you plan for your gathering, whether you’re a host or a guest.
Last week, Kehillah Schechter Academy traveled to Plymouth to celebrate a fluke in the calendar: the convergence of Thanksgiving with the first day of Hanukkah, dubbed “Thanksgivukkah” by a Kehillah Schechter parent, Dana Gitell. From The Boston Globe
Every week, Rabbi Yael Buechler paints her nails. Only, unlike most of us, she isn’t on the prowl for the new Essie obsession. Every manicure has a purpose: to represent that week’s Torah portion. From The Jewish Daily Forward