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Celebrating Thanksgivukkah in Israel

Jerusalem, Israel | 2013

Over 160 North American students studying in Israel for the year were thrilled to be able to celebrate Thanksgiving, even though they were far away from their families. This year, with the bonus of Chanukah, students feasted on traditional Thanksgiving fare AND sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts)! To get in the spirit of Thanksgivukkah, they played a super-charged version of Chanukah Trivia. Stand up comedy and a rocking performance from the Hash Layla Band finished off the evening on a high note.

Hillel at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem was able to create this beautiful event thanks to the generous support of JFNA Israel and the Bruce Kaufman Endowment Fund. Check out great photos from the event below!

  • Hebrew University
  • Chanukah
  • Thanksgiving
  • Thanksgivukkah
  • Jerusalem
  • Hillel Israel