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
I have always sent holiday cards to corporate friends and family the Monday after Thanksgiving in order to encompass all holidays. However, Hanukkah is the same week as Thanksgiving this year. Should holiday cards be sent out earlier in order to include those celebrating Hanukkah, or should I stick to the post-Thanksgiving rule? From The Boston Globe Magazine
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.