TeamKetubah

Modern Ketubahs by Team Ketubah

New York, United States · 36 Sales

TeamKetubah

Modern Ketubahs by Team Ketubah

New York, United States 36 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(7)

Announcement   This Is Not a Ketubah is a collective of Argentine and New York Jewish artists who create beautiful Modern Art Ketubot on Canvas, Giclee and Paper Print Mediums. We love both following the ancient Jewish traditions, and taking high art to the next level—in the most fun of ways, while doing everything with Tzedakah in mind at every moment.

We started making Ketubahs (we usually say, “Ketubot”, the plural in Hebrew) for our own friends: first on traditional themes like trees, and eventually making them more innovative, interesting, new. So many of our Argentine friends loved our Ketubot that we decided to put some online to help spread our art and our style to everyone in the USA who wants a modern yet high-quality Ketubah.

But it is not enough for us to merely create modern Ketubahs and put them online: we are obsessed with giving our friends, partners, clients, exactly the right Ketubah they want, designed just for them. For everyone we work with, we conduct in detail interviews (and, if they are in Buenos Aires or we are in New York, spend time with them in person) so we can get to know, to understand who we are creating the Ketubah for. To give you the right Ketubah, we can’t just know what type of art you like; we must understand you. Our distinctive philosophy has led us to be one of the first online teams to create personalized Ketubahs.

But This Is Not a Ketubah isn’t only about creating amazing Ketubot, personally for those who want them; we are dedicated to helping the Jewish orphans of Argentina. We aren’t merely creating art; we’re saving Jewish children, one yeled at a time.

Announcement

This Is Not a Ketubah is a collective of Argentine and New York Jewish artists who create beautiful Modern Art Ketubot on Canvas, Giclee and Paper Print Mediums. We love both following the ancient Jewish traditions, and taking high art to the next level—in the most fun of ways, while doing everything with Tzedakah in mind at every moment.

We started making Ketubahs (we usually say, “Ketubot”, the plural in Hebrew) for our own friends: first on traditional themes like trees, and eventually making them more innovative, interesting, new. So many of our Argentine friends loved our Ketubot that we decided to put some online to help spread our art and our style to everyone in the USA who wants a modern yet high-quality Ketubah.

But it is not enough for us to merely create modern Ketubahs and put them online: we are obsessed with giving our friends, partners, clients, exactly the right Ketubah they want, designed just for them. For everyone we work with, we conduct in detail interviews (and, if they are in Buenos Aires or we are in New York, spend time with them in person) so we can get to know, to understand who we are creating the Ketubah for. To give you the right Ketubah, we can’t just know what type of art you like; we must understand you. Our distinctive philosophy has led us to be one of the first online teams to create personalized Ketubahs.

But This Is Not a Ketubah isn’t only about creating amazing Ketubot, personally for those who want them; we are dedicated to helping the Jewish orphans of Argentina. We aren’t merely creating art; we’re saving Jewish children, one yeled at a time.

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5 out of 5 stars
(7)
Lindsey Goodman

Lindsey Goodman on Aug 17, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful and shipped right on time!

Judy Zhu

Judy Zhu on Jul 9, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

The customer service was awesome! They respond fairly quickly to my questions. I ordered it 2 weeks before my wedding and the shipping was amazingly fast! The ketubah is beautiful and they surprised me with 4 pocket sized versions of it (this was printed on normal photo paper). Love it!

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About

How TINAK Began!

Our Passion For Creating Modern Art Ketubahs

This Is Not a Ketubah Yes It Is (TINAK) is a collective of Argentine and New York Jewish artists who love both following the ancient Jewish traditions, and taking high art to the next level—in the most fun of ways, while doing everything with Tzedakah in mind at every moment.

We started making Ketubahs (we usually say, “Ketubot”, the plural in Hebrew) for our own friends: first on traditional themes like trees, and eventually making them more innovative, interesting, new. So many of our Argentine friends loved our Ketubot that we decided to put some online to help spread our art and our style to everyone in the USA who wants a modern yet high-quality Ketubah.

But it is not enough for us to merely create modern Ketubahs and put them online: we are obsessed with giving our friends, partners, clients, exactly the right Ketubah they want, designed just for them. For every couple we work with on a commissioned ketubah, for example, we conduct in detail interviews (and, if they are in Buenos Aires or we are in New York, spend time with them in person) so we can get to know, to understand who we are creating the Ketubah for. To give you the right Ketubah, we can’t just know what type of art you like; we must understand you.

But This Is Not a Ketubah Yes It Is isn’t only about creating amazing Ketubot/Ketubahs, personally for those who want them; we are dedicated to helping the Jewish orphans of Argentina. We donate our profits to Ieladeinu and BabyCenter, Argentina’s Jewish orphanages. We aren’t merely creating art; we’re saving Jewish children, one yeled at a time.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to powerfully combine five values:

Create beautiful traditional Ketubot
Use colorful, modern styles
Obsess over high-quality design
Personalize unique custom art for each couple
Dedication to the Jewish orphanages of Argentina
Fundamental to our vision are two Jewish values: the Hiddur Mitzvah of creating beautiful Jewish texts and Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place. We start by creating high quality art and encouraging young couples of all types to proudly display Judaica on their walls. We finish by helping those who need it most — orphaned and underprivileged children. We have proudly dedicated ourselves to supporting Ieledeinu, Argentina’s Jewish Orphanage and Youth Services organization with volunteer hours and in-kind donations.

Shop members

  • Morgan Friedman

    Owner, Chairman.. And Lead Muse

    Morgan Friedman, a New Yorker who lives in Buenos Aires. Morgan is a bit obsessed with combining modern art with ancient traditions to create amazing ketubot. Okay, very obsessed!

  • Yael Magenheim

    The Artistic Director

    Yael Magenheim, an Argentine artist, has been designing Ketubot for fun since her first childhood friend got married. Although she stumbled into the Ketubah world accidentally, she loves spending her days dreaming up new, better, more fun Ketubot.

  • Lucy Joura

    The Girl Who Gets Stuff Done

    Lucy isn’t ashamed to admit that she proves a classic Australian stereotype true — she LOVES animals. There is truly nothing that beats her passion for penguins. As a bit of a book worm, Lucy is the mastermind behind getting things done at Tinak HQ.

  • Autumn Kremnitz

    Queen Of Cheese

    Half-American, Half-Argentine, Autumn Kreminitz is another fellow, native New Yorker. When she’s not geeking out about the history of art styles and artists, she’s brainstorming with the lead artist about fun, new Ketubah ideas.

  • Nathan Levy

    Marketing Mastermind

    Raised across the pond Nathan loves spending his days reading and learning as much of the Torah as possible. When he’s not thinking of genius mastermind marketing plans at the Tinak HQ, he’s singing openly for all to hear!

  • Sole Chaskielberg

    Hebrew Editing Wizard

    Israeli born and raised with South American parents. While at the Tinak HQ Sole spends her time editing hebrew texts and trying her hand at any crazy language thrown our way.

  • Julian Portman

    Lead Software Developer

    Julian Portman’s passion and inspiration come, first and foremost, from music. In the This Is Not a Ketubah studio (where Julian is Team Ketubah’s lead software developer by day), Julian is primarily known for his sighs.

  • Nina Osorovsky

    Ketubah Evangelist

    Nina Osorovsky’s discovered Ketubot in a roundabout way: through cooking. Her obsession with finding the right ingredients has led Nina (when she's not working closely with the arts team) to take on the unofficial title of the Team Ketubah Chef.

  • Brad Ari Nickelbaum

    Ketubah Historian

    Brad Ari Nickelbaum, from Wisconsin, is ashamed to admit that he was never Bar Mitzvahed. As one of the oldest Tinak members, Brad is our unofficial Ketubah historian.

  • Jacob Kreimer

    Talent Manager

    Jacob Kreimer was raised in the quiet suburbs of New Jersey before he disappeared into Boston to study Smart People Stuff and then reappeared….in Buenos Aires. From concept to doorstep, Jacob will make it happen seamlessly.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 6, 2014
Our Mission is to powerfully combine five values:

* Create beautiful traditional Ketubot
* Use colorful, modern styles
* Obsess over high-quality design
* Personalize unique custom art for each couple
* Dedication to the Jewish orphanages of Argentina

Fundamental to our vision are two Jewish values: the Hiddur Mitzvah of creating beautiful Jewish texts and Tikkun Olam, making the world a better place. We start by creating high quality art and encouraging young couples of all types to proudly display Judaica on their walls. We finish by helping those who need it most — orphaned and underprivileged children. We have proudly dedicated ourselves to supporting Ieledeinu, Argentina’s Jewish Orphanage and Youth Services organization with volunteer hours and in-kind donations.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Shipping
We use UPS of FedEx for all our Ketubot. Signature is not required unless you would like us to ask for this. Shipping times start from the moment the Ketubah is printed.
Refunds and Exchanges
We strongly believe in putting our money where our mouth is.

And we are so deeply convinced that you will be jumping with joy with your Ketubah, that we make you this promise:

We will give you a refund, 100% guaranteed — with no questions.

You just need to say you don’t like it, and will give you a refund. It doesn’t get more awesome than that!

If you don’t like it… give us a try, and if you don’t like it, then just get another

Since we hate hidden small print, there are four minor details that could apply to one-in-a-thousand cases, that we need to mention so we don’t surprise you later on. First, this doesn’t apply to commissioned Ketubot (but we offer a refund on the deposit). Second, we might ask you to mail us back the original Ketubah. Third, if you hire us to do it in a rush, or for to create or change any aspect of the ketubah for you, such as changing the art on a ketubah to make it unique for you, or personalizing the text, then it might not apply to that part of it (but it will apply to the remainder, of course). Fourth, our one-week super-rush ketubot are not refundable because they require us dropping most of what we do for a week just for you. We don’t keep a stock of Ketubahs; we create each Ketubah individually for the couple!

Also note that this applies, obviously, only to a Ketubah you buy from us – if you buy it via one of our partners, you need to follow their return policy.

Why not give it a shot? We know you’ll love it, and you really have nothing to lose!
Additional policies and FAQs
* If you make Ketubot, why is your name, “This Is Not A Ketubah?”

There are a few ways to answer this question.

One way is, it is just a reference to Rene Magritte’s awesome Ceci N’est Pas Une Pipe painting. Another way is by observing that, this is indeed not a Ketubah: it is a web site selling Ketubot!

The final way to answer that question: our sense of humor is two parts artist and one part nerdy. If you don’t get it, don’t worry– you’re in good company. Either way, we are 100% dedicated to creating gorgeous, colorful Ketubot inspired by the modern aesthetic.

* How are your Ketubot different than all other Ketubot?

Our Ketubot combine modern style, with a fun humor, and our obsession with creating museum-quality personalized Ketubot for each one of our clients based on their tastes and passions — while still keeping the Jewish traditions alive.

* What is ‘Personalization’

Excellent question–and one of the most common questions! In the Ketubah Industry Jargon–yes, it can be confusing!–it means the following. The Ketubah is a just a contract. When we send it to a couple, the contract itself includes blank spaces, for information like, your names, the date, the location, and so forth. “On the date __________, the Bride ___________ and groom ____________” etc (sample text that’s not the real wording) — so, at the wedding, the Rabbi fills it all of the information by hand himself. However, most (about 80%) of all couples ask us to fill that information in beforehand — because, we can do it in the same font and calligraphy as the rest of the text, so it is seamlessly integrated in, so the only thing hand-written are the signatures. That is what they call “personalization” in the Ketubah Industry!

*Do your prices include shipping and handling?

Yes! (Unless it is international.) We hate hidden charges, and there are no other hidden fees.

*What kind of paper or canvas are your Ketubot printed on?

We work with many types of paper — if you want it, we can probably do it, you should just ask us!

We have recently begun offering glicée, canvas prints and wood prints which look just magnificent; Some of our different canvas options, rolled canvas; and wrapped canvas.

*What size will the Kebutah be?

We offer four sizes: 10×15 inches, 13×19.5 inches, the recommended 16×24 inches or the impressive 20×30 inches for those looking for a bolder modern look. If you want another size, let us know–we’re flexible! You can read more about each size and a fun comparison here. Note that for two languages, we recommend at least the 16×24 inch size… Or you might not be able to read it!

*What Hebrew text will you use?

This Is Not a Ketubah recognizes the diversity of the American Jewish community, and we offer various texts to fit different observance and tradition. Visit our Ketubah Text Options page for more information. We’re happy to work with you!

*What is your cancellation policy on commissioned Ketubot?

You can cancel the sketches anytime before your 20% deposit is paid; and you can cancel the final Ketubah any time before the 80% balance is paid.

*What do you need from me in order to create a Ketubah?

Not much–and it will be very easy! In short, here is what we need:

For non-personalized Ketubah, we just need to know where to send it!

For personalized Ketubot, we’ll need to know your Hebrew names and your parents’ Hebrew names; your Rabbi’s name and contact information; and which Ketubah text you’d like to use — and a few other pieces of information along those lines. We’ll send you a form with all of that information, and you can just give the form to your rabbi to fill out!

*Are you an Argentine or an American company?

We are an American company—but our team of graphic designers happen to be in Buenos Aires. If you’re in New York or Buenos Aires and would like to meet us, just let us know! You can stop by our office!

*Are your Ketubot really created just for me?

Yes, of course. They are created from scratch for each client. We don’t re-use any parts of any Ketubot.

*Why did you choose to support Ieladeinu? How do you support them?

According to the Halakhah, Jews are obligated to give 10% of our earnings to charity as tzedakah. And we follow that tradition strongly, giving every quarter at least 10% of our earnings to help our favorite cause: Ieladeinu. We have been active in the Argentine Jewish charity communities since the Argentine crisis of 2001, which hurt the Jewish community significantly, impoverishing a significant portion of the Jewish population of Argentina. Of all of the charities we have worked with and helped out, we have found Ieladeinu to be the most effective and supporting those who need it the most within the community. You can read more about Ieladeinu here.

*How can I contact you?

We’re very easy to reach – and we’re friendly! Use the contact forms above, under the “Questions?” section of the menu. Or shoot us an email at team [!at] tinak.org — or even give us a call, at +1 (347) 627-0022.

*Will my Ketubah look like exactly like the design on your website?

Due to differences in RGB (computer) and CMYK (printing) color schemes, some colors may not look EXACTLY as they do on the website. However, they will be substituted with printer friendly colors that are still as vibrant and lush as the colors shown in the design. There will be almost no noticeable difference between the design on the website, and the Ketubah when it has printed. We Promise!