Archive | November, 2013

MaccaSnowGrims ~ Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

28 Nov


Snowmen sporting Pilgrim hats and Hanukkah sweaters represent Thanksgivukkah to Marci Blum from, of all places, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania


Community Celebration ~ Washington Heights, New York

27 Nov

Community Celebration ~ Washington Heights, New York

The YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (Manhattan, NY) hosted a community Thanksgivukkah event with dreidel and doughnut decorating, face painting, latke eating (too much, they ran out!) and pumpkin menorah designing. The night was concluded with a communal lighting of a menorah made out of fall harvest fruits and vegetables!


Brisgivukkah ~ Atlanta, Georgia

27 Nov

Brisgivukkah ~ Atlanta, GA

Claire Peck of Atlanta GA prepares for the convergence of not only Hanukkah and Thanksgiving but also the bris of her new grandson than by painting menorahs and dreidels on white and Cinderella pumpkins.


First Submission ~ Orlando, Florida!

25 Nov

First Submission ~ Orlando, Florida!

Justin and Sheryl Sacharoff, both educators at Steinmetz Family School of Chai at Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando, FL, spin the dreidel at an early Thanksgivukakh celebration.

“How We Celebrated” National Thanksgivukkah Photo Project

24 Nov

Add YOUR Thanksgivukkah Memories
to the Ultimate Thanksgivukkah Family Album

Send Images Approved for Release to

In preparation for the greatest holiday of all time, the creators of the popular Thanksgivukkah Facebook page and are encouraging all who are celebrating Thanksgivukkah to submit their photographs for an ultimate Jewish American family album.


“This is a unique opportunity to literally take a snapshot of the American Jewish community as well as to capture the ways other Americans have embraced this moment as an opportunity to celebrate religious freedom,” said Dana Gitell. “By sending in photographs of how you celebrated Thanksgivukkah, you can be part of a pictorial record of this historical moment. Selections of these photos will be posted our blog at as well as compiled for potential release in a book format or more expansive digital presentation.”

Photo Submission Terms and Conditions: By posting or submitting your photo on or after November 24, 2013 to the official Thanksgivukkah facebook page or via email to, you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your submission including, but not limited to, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the photo. You warrant and represent that (a) you are the copyright owner of the photo submitted, or the copyright owner of such photo has granted you permission to use the photo; and (b) that you are the parent/legal guardian of any depicted child or that the parent/legal guardian(s) of any depicted children have granted you permission to use the photo. You understand that your photo may be used in potential Thanksgivukkah related books, websites or other compendiums of this historical moment without compensation to depicted children, their guardians or yourself and you consent to such use.

READY TO SUBMIT? Send us photos of you, your family or your community celebrating Thanksgivukkah via email to! Be sure to include 1) your name 2) your location and 3) anything else you want to share about how you are celebrating!