Jewish families prepare for 2 holidays, together dubbed 'Thanksgivukkah'

Thursday is Thanksgiving, but eight nights of Hanukkah begin Wednesday night and many New Jersey families are likewise preparing for the Jewish holiday.

Thursday is Thanksgiving, but eight nights of Hanukkah begin Wednesday night and many New Jersey families are likewise preparing for the Jewish holiday.

Thursday is Thanksgiving, but eight nights of Hanukkah begin Wednesday night and many New Jersey families are likewise preparing for the Jewish holiday. (11/27/13)

MADISON - Thursday is Thanksgiving, but eight nights of Hanukkah begin Wednesday night and many New Jersey families are likewise preparing for the Jewish holiday.

Stores like Whole Foods in Madison are catering to those prepping for two holidays at once.

"For our family it works out great because we've got 23 people coming in," says Ann Stachenfeld, of Chatham. "And flying in from all over the country and we don't usually get to celebrate Hanukkah together, and this year we finally do!"

Many are calling the combo holiday "Thanksgivukkah." The next time Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving will be in about 70,000 years.
 

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