(ABC 6 News) - Thanksgiving is just a few days away. But this year it's not just considered Thanksgiving, for many it's "Thanksgivukkah."
For the first time since the 1800’s, Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah land on the same day. Many Jewish families plan to celebrate the double holiday, by having a Thanksgiving dinner with a Hanukkah component, like sweet potato latkes.
Rabbi Michelle Werner of the B'nai Israel Synagogue in Rochester says being grateful is at the center of both occasions.
"People are just having a lot of fun with it and it's just a way to celebrate the diversity of America and the way in which instead of coming together in a clash when the two holidays come together, we enhance one another’s festivities,” said Rabbi Michelle Werner.
Thursday will be the last time for several thousand years that this double holiday will happen.