Since my intellectual prowess in all things Gossip Girl has clearly been proven on Mixed Multitudes, it’s no shocker that I’m also declaring myself to be the resident expert on NYC Prep. The reality show version of GG, airing on Bravo this summer, is bringing much needed joy to my summertime tv depression.
So you could guess that my happiness multiplied when I learned from last night’s episode that not one, but at least two of the cast members are Jewish. It was no surprise when queen bee Jessie Leavitt (second from right), reminded her friends that they had met someone at her bat mitzvah. Plus, she was definitely seen in previews waiting for her not-boyfriend PC at Israeli import Cafe Aroma in Soho.
But when Kelli Tomashoff (far left) tried to explain to a friend that her family celebrates Hanukkah, not Christmas, I was taken aback. She describes the holiday a time she enjoys celebrating with her family, and of course, going to a movie on Christmas Eve. It’s nice to know that rich and poor alike celebrate the festival of lights the same way.
Let’s be honest. A reality show about the Upper East Side without Jews wouldn’t be real at all.