Once‐in‐an‐Eon Overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving Is Chance to Celebrate the Jewish‐American Experience; ModernTribe.com to Offer Exclusive Souvenir T-Shirts and Cards

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On November 28, 2013, the first day of Hanukkah will fall on Thanksgiving Day for the first time ever – and the last time for another 70,000 years. Online Judaica retailer Moderntribe.com is partnering with Thanksgivukkah.com to offer holiday gifts, including exclusive souvenir t‐shirts and greeting cards, that celebrate this unique moment in Jewish-American history.

Unisex Thanksgivukkah T-Shirt

Unisex Thanksgivukkah Commemorative T-Shirt, $36 at Moderntribe.com

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.

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 another 70,000 years.

Dana Gitell and Deborah Gitell, creators of the popular Facebook page “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 each manifestations of the same 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 for pre‐order now on ModernTribe.com (to ship in early September), 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 t‐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 will also be available in 4 designs, sold in sets of 10, with two designs included in each set, at a price of $18. In the spirit and traditions of both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving, ModernTribe.com will donate 10 percent 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.

About:

-- ModernTribe.com provides design‐conscious Jews gifts and Judaica that celebrate age‐old traditions with modern style. ModernTribe is the inventor of No Limit Texas Dreidel. Pre‐order tees at http://www.moderntribe.com/new .
-- Thanksgivukkah, a word coined by nice Jewish girl turned marketing professional Dana Gitell, is celebrated on online at http://www.facebook.com/Thanksgivukkah and http://www.twitter.com/Thanksgivukkah .
-- Kim DeMarco is an artist and designer whose work has appeared in and on the covers of The New Yorker Magazine and the New York Times. 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. See her work at http://www.kimdemarco.com .
-- Learn more about MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger at http://www.mazon.org .

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