DeKALB – The eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah is extremely early this year, with the first day falling on Thursday, Nov. 28 – which also happens to be Thanksgiving.
This convergence, which is being widely referred to as “Thanksgivukkah,” last occurred in 1888, and according to experts, it won’t happen again for close to 78,000 years.
In anticipation, Congregation Beth Shalom’s Hanukkah Shop will be open early this year. The shop will be open for one day only, on Sunday, Nov. 17. Shop hours are during the congregation’s Religious School, from 10 a.m. to noon. Stop by for all your Hanukkah needs, including candles, menorahs, dreidels, gelt, wrapping paper, and gift items, including small toys. A supply of general Judaic items are also available, as well as CDs by Koleynu, the congregation’s choir.
The congregation is located at 820 Russell Road in DeKalb.
Congregation members and their guests will also celebrate together with a Hanukkah party at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Traditional latkes will be served.
For information, visit bethshalomdekalb.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.