Menurkey Menorah

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    Remember Thanksgivukkah for years to come with your own Menurkey menorah. A commemorative, yet functional menorah that's sure to be a conversation starter, the Menurkey features the phrase "Menurkey - Happy Hanukkah - 2013 - 5774" around the base.  Each is handcrafted in Brooklyn, New York.
     
    Hanukkah 2013 was like no other before and like no other that will come again in our lifetime - for the first time Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlapped. To celebrate this rare event, then nine-year-old New Yorker Asher Weintraub conceived, designed and named the Menurkey - a Hanukkah menorah shaped like a Thanksgiving turkey. Inspired by the similar themes of thankfulness found in the two holidays, Asher set out to create the perfect way to commemorate this momentous holiday. He used Tinkercad, a 3-D modeling platform, to develop the first sketches of the Menurkey prototype. Then, with help from his parents and some friends at Makerbot Studios, a 3-D model was printed.  A successful Kickstarter campaign funded production at a New Jersey plaster factory and with Brooklyn ceramicist Connie Smith, and the Menurkey became the sensation that swept the nation. To celebrate Thanksgivukkah and the success of the Menurkey, President Obama invited Asher and his family to attend the 2013 White House Hanukkah party. In the spring of 2014, Asher was awarded The Disruptive Innovation award at the Tribeca Film Fest, and, last but not least, the Menurkey was accepted into the Jewish Museum's collection, where it is currently on view in an exhibition of Hanukkah Lamps from the collection.  
     
     
    Ceramic
    6.5"h x 8.5"w x 5.5"d
     
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