Ceremonies help us to stop and think about why we've gathered. They remind us that the holiday has a unique purpose. We offer a range of ceremonies from the simple “Try a Slice”  to our full version with its many variations. Some of the ceremonies we offer were created by others to make their own traditions for friends and family. We hope you enjoy our options and are inspired to create your own. Conduct them wherever your group gathers — usually before eating!

A Memory Harvest 

(use stories to honor or remember those who cannot be with us at our Thanksgiving Table)

The Freedom's Feast Thanksgiving Ceremony 

(sparks conversations about why we are thankful to be Americans)

Full Thanksgiving Ceremony

(Original ceremony with several variations and a 10-minute option)

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"Try A Slice" 10-Minute Thanksgiving Ceremony

(recommended for first-time users)

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20-Minute Thanksgiving Ceremony

(shorter version of full ceremony)

Thanksgiving 20 Minute Variation Ceremon

           A Memory Harvest

A way to acknowledges those who are unable to join us at the table.

A Memory Harvest

(Storytelling guide)

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A Ceremony for Non-Family Gatherings

(Get your guests talking with this engaging dialogue)

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A Memory Harvest Guide for Leaders

(Suggestions for a meaningful Memory Harvest experience)

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Thanksgiving Interfaith Ceremony

(Include multi-faiths in your ceremony)

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Memory Harvest Tips

(Guidelines to send storytellers in advance)

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(A ceremony that incorporates Thanksgiving and Hanukkah)

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