The government is still shut down and national morale is low. But here’s the good news: There are once-in-a-lifetime holidays coming up!
From the Detroit Free Press
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.
For self-proclaimed foodie Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, the once-in-a-lifetime convergence this year of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving means a welcome chance to experiment in the kitchen with two very different culinary traditions.
From The Intelligencer
Eating cheese products is a custom to commemorate the involvement of Judith and women in the events of Hanukkah. Here are tips from a former cheesemonger to help you bring the best in tasty cheeses to your holiday gathering.
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
These activities were created using the same techniques that Gateways uses with its students with special learning needs and are also great for young children.
Combine the deliciousness of baked sweet potatoes with marshmallows and the crispiness of a latke to celebrate Hanukkah and Thanksgiving falling on the same day.
From The Jerusalem Post
A Massachusetts native says his “elf envy” led to creating a holiday alternative to “Elf on the Shelf” for Jewish kids during Hanukkah.
From CBS Boston
This recipe gives a Hanukkah dish a sweet autumnal spin.
To help you (and those celebrating with you!) light the Hanukkah candles on Thanksgivukkah, we created this easy-to-follow, printable reference guide.