Thanksgivukkah & Shifts In Judaism


For the first time in over a hundred years the first night of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. The holiday is being called 'Thanksgivukkah.' We'll talk with chef-on-assignment Peter Reinhart about what to serve. Then we take a look at a recent Pew study that found that Jewish identify is changing in America, where one-in-five Jews now describe themselves as having no religion. Our local professionals shed light on the study and offer insight as to what’s really going on.

Peter Reinhart - Chef-on-Assignment at Johnson & Wales University
Cantor Mary Thomas - Assistant Cantor at Temple Beth El in Charlotte
Rabbi Barbara Thiede - Professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at UNC Charlotte and Rabbi of Temple Or Olam

  • WFAEats: Recipes for Peter Reinhart’s Gluten-Free Pecan-Cranberry Thanksgivukkah Rugelach and Amy Rogers' Sweet Potato Latkes with Ginger-Cranberry-Tangerine Relish here.