What is Kveller?
A kveller is one who kvells.
Kveller.com is a website for those who want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting. For many of us, this is no simple matter.
In the first few sleep-deprived weeks of parenthood, we're faced with some pretty weighty questions of how (and if) we want to introduce our kids to Jewish traditions. There are baby namings for girls and bris ceremonies for boys. And that’s just the very beginning. Later there will be decisions about preschools and Hebrew schools, bar and bat mitzvahs.
There is no one way to parent Jewishly, and we are not about to change that. Whether you grew up observing Shabbat every Friday night, or had your first taste of matzo ball soup when you married into a Jewish family, the ways you can incorporate Judaism and Jewish culture into your parenting style are diverse. Kveller is here to give you ideas for your children’s early years--ideas for first-time parents, interfaith parents, queer parents, adoptive parents, and everything in between--with the hopes that you can find information and inspiration that is right for your family.
Kveller also wants you to know that you’re not alone. There are parents all over the country raising Jewish kids who confront similar questions and quandaries. Kveller is here to connect you to each other through our discussion forums, blog, and local event listings.
Our local event listings are being piloted in New York City, but we hope to expand to other cities and neighborhoods soon.
Kveller is a project of MyJewishlearning, Inc with support from UJA-Federation of New York and The Jewish New Media Innovation Fund.