Question: Do American Jews who move to Israel still celebrate Thanksgiving?

Answer: Yes! In fact, Israel has its very own Thanksgiving holiday that goes back to biblical times. It’s called Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles, and if you missed “Jewish facts of Life” in last month’s newsletter, you can real all about it here.

But in addition to Sukkot, many ex pats do enjoy celebrating the traditional American, or for that matter, Canadian, Thanksgiving. In fact, we’ve heard that the Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel (AACI) sponsors an annual joint Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings. And if you Google “Thanksgiving in Israel” like we did, you might even find a Thanksgiving potluck to attend.