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Thanksgivukkah: Congregation Reflects on Coinciding Holidays

ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- For some, the post-Thanksgiving Day meal activity was more meaningful than usual this year.
ROGERSVILLE, Mo. -- For some, the post-Thanksgiving Day meal activity was more meaningful than usual this year.

"To me it's just sort of doubled that thankfulness," Cindy Platz said.

At Temple Israel, along with synagogues across the nation, two holidays overlapped.

"They go together pretty well, I guess that works," Shlomo Avram said.

Dubbed Thanksgivukkah, the unique celebration is a collision of the secular American holiday, Thanksgiving, and the historical Jewish holiday, Hanukkah.

"(It was) crazy because there were eight gifts to buy and turkey to make and stuffing to make, so it was the insanity of thanksgiving and the insanity of buying eight presents," Nancy Bright-Caufman said.

Some at Temple Israel marked the coinciding holidays in a special way.

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"As a Sunday School teacher, I had my class of six children here make candle holders out of miniature pumpkins," Platz said.

The overlap is extremely rare. It won't happen again for another 75,000 years.

Everyone we spoke with at temple said they were glad to mark the very special occasion together.

"That's the most important thing to be together. We get one life, why mess it up with anything else," Avram.
 


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