Thanksgivukkah in NYC

1 Oct

Thanks to Justin Silverman of the New York Daily News for this fun piece on all that is tasty about Thanksgivukkah in NYC.

Support the Thanksgivukkah Festival Los Angeles!

30 Sep

Don’t be a turkey! No matter where you live, kick in some shekels to make the Los Angeles Thanksgivukkah Festival possible! Passover Black Friday with this multi-faceted event on 11/29/13 at Craig Taubman‘s Pico Union building, featuring music, food, crafts and art.  Buy tickets in advance or just support this project here.  Get updates on twitter at @ThanksgivukahLA.

Manfred Anson’s Hanukkah Lamp, at Smithsonian

29 Sep

A Thanksgivukkah fan spotted this incredible object on the way into the Smithsonian’s American History Museum last week.

Manfred AnsonMakes you a little vaklempt, doesn’t it? This piece of Judaica embodies everything we celebrate this Thanksgivukkah. More on this incredible work and the grateful artisan who made it in this article from the Los Angeles Times.

Notecards available now at ModernTribe.com

21 Aug

How come you never write? Thanksgivukkah notecards are available now at ModernTribe.com!

Cards for MT site

Send your friends some Thanksgivukkah cheer with either our Graphic Collection or Americana Collection!  These sets of 10 fold over cards contain 5 of 2 designs and are 4.25 x 5.5 inches. These festive note cards come with white envelopes and take regular first class US postage.  10% of sales will go to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger.

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Spotted at Plimoth Plantation

20 Aug
Latke Larry looks wistfully at pre-colonial turkey carcass.

Latke Larry looks wistfully at a colonial turkey carcass.

Myles Standish shines his menorah.

Myles Standish brandishes his menorah.

Thanksgivukkah still life

Thanksgivukkah still life

T-shirts now available for pre-order!

3 Aug

Thanksgivukkah tees are now available for pre-order on ModernTribe.com! Orders will ship in early September.

Right now we are offering two different styles:

  • Adult unisex (a modern slim fit for men and a looser option for women)
  • Women’s (more form-fitting for the mamalehs)

We’ve already had requests for kid’s sizes!

What would you like to see? Onesies, toddler sizes, youth…?

Let us know!

Thanksgivukkah.com Teams with ModernTribe.com to Offer Exclusive Souvenir T‐Shirts and Greeting Cards

2 Aug

For Immediate Release
CONTACT:
Dana Gitell, 617‐840‐7926
dana@thanksgivukkah.com

Boston, MA, August 1, 2013 ‐‐ On November 28, 2013, an extremely rare convergence of the Hebrew and Gregorian calendars will result in the first day of Hanukkah falling on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever – and the last time for more than 70,000 years.

Dana Gitell and Deborah Gitell, creators of the popular Facebook page “Thanksgivukkah,” (www.facebook.com/Thanksgivukkah) have teamed with modern Judaica retailer ModernTribe.com and graphic illustrator Kim DeMarco to create a line of souvenir tees and holiday cards dedicated to this unique moment in Jewish‐American history.

“There are so many kitschy and hilarious ideas that come to mind when you consider a mash‐up of this magnitude. Fried turkeys stuffed with latkes. Wicker cornucopias overflowing with dreidels and gelt. Pilgrims and Rabbis hugging,” explains Dana Gitell. “But we quickly realized that these holidays are both manifestations of common values: religious freedom, gratitude and family. Thanksgivukkah is not just about Jews and the rest of America celebrating on the same day. It’s a once‐in‐a‐lifetime opportunity for all of us to celebrate the ways religious freedom makes America great.”

Jennie Rivlin Roberts, president of ModernTribe.com discusses the retail offerings. “After talking with Dana, and seeing the modern designs and illustrations of Kim DeMarco, I knew that a collaboration to create Thanksgivukkah items was a perfect match for our mission to create ways for modern Jews to express their faith and keep our traditions alive, meaningful and fun.”

Available in early September on ModernTribe.com, Americans of all stripes can purchase Thanksgivukkah tees for themselves and as holiday gifts for every culture‐savvy celebrant on their lists. Printed on American made tee‐shirts by American Apparel , these fine jersey cotton tees come in modern cuts for men and women at a price of $36 each. Holiday cards are also available in 4 designs, sold in sets of 10, including two designs in each set, at a price of $18. In the spirit and traditions of both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, ModernTribe.com will donate portion of all proceeds to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national nonprofit organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

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About:

  • ModernTribe.com provides design‐conscious Jews gifts and Judaica that celebrate age‐old traditions with modern style. ModernTribe is the inventor and manufacturer of No Limit Texas Dreidel.
  • Kim DeMarco is an artist and designer whose work has appeared in and on the covers of The New Yorker Magazine and The Select clients include Harrod’s, Kate Spade, and Barney’s New York. She has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, and other institutions. Her portfolio can be viewed at www.kimdemarco.com.
  • Learn more about MA ZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger at www.mazon.org.