Modern Jewish Mom

Recipes and crafts from a Modern Jewish Mom.

In 2011, Kveller became the new host for Modern Jewish Mom, a website created and maintained by Meredith Jacobs. She’s brought her crafts, recipes, and heartwarming advice to our site, and we’re pretty psyched that she’s here. Read on for some delicious recipes, fun activities, and a thoughtful perspective on parenting with a twist of Jewish tradition.



Apple-Print Tablecloth
Challah Menorah
Purim Cards
Purim Costumes (King Ahashueros, Queen Esther, Mordechai, Haman)
Purim Dolls
Stained Glass Apple Plate






Apple and Raisin Kugel
Apple Cake
Beet Matzah Ball Soup
Carrot Souffle
Chicken Soup with Dill
Chocolate-Covered Macaroons
Chocolate Mousse
Cranberry Brisket
Double-Layer Cheesecake
Honey-Topped Challah
Lemon Ginger Chicken
Passover Eggplant Parmigiana
Schnecken (rolled cookies)
Zucchini Bread

About Meredith:
Meredith Jacobs, managing editor of the Washington Jewish Week is author of The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat and co-author (with her daughter Sofie) of Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms.  She’s the host of Connecting Family on WYPR-FM, co-host of a Hanukkah special on XM Kid’s Place Live, and co-host of the annual “Jew Rock Marathon” on DC101. Most importantly, she’s mom to Sofie and Jules.

Buy Her Books:

The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide to Shabbat: Connect and Celebrate—Bring Your Family Together with the Friday Night Meal (HarperCollins)

Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and their Moms (Co-authored with daughter Sofie, Chronicle Books, Spring 2010)


Kveller StaffThe Kveller staff is made up of the hard-working folks behind your favorite Jewish parenting website, Kveller, of course.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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