agreed with those sentiments.
As education director at Congregation Or Ami
said both holidays are joyous occasions and that despite their origins, there are crossover threads.
"Both are family-oriented, home-oriented holidays,â€ he
said, and whether it was the young Americans battling the Church of England
or Jews fighting the Syrian-Greeks, "there are themes in common, like religious freedom and thanking God for our ability to pray the way we want to and that we live in a country where we can.â€
Congregation Or Ami
holds an annual family Hanukkah festival, which was last Sunday, though Goldsmith
said this year he
played up the Thanksgivukkah excitement.
"I wrote some really bad jokes and sort of did some comedy,â€ Goldsmith joked, adding that he
won the annual latke fry-off contest with his
clever take on the traditional food â€" his
were sweet potato latkes topped with marshmallow fluff.
said heâ€™s surprised at how the Thanksgivukkah phenomenon took off.
"It was just very weird to be doing it before Thanksgiving,â€ he
said of the Hanukkah â€" make that Thanksgivukkah â€" festival.
added: "But itâ€™s the only year we can use it.â€