Books make us happy. We hope you feel the same, because we're giving away a new Jewish children's book by Courtney Tisch, "The Number on Her Arm."
So, what exactly is the book about? The book…centers around a young girl’s grandparents visiting her from Canada. Over the course of the afternoon, the girl's grandmother finally tells her the truth about the mysterious number on her arm--and her experiences during the Holocaust. The book was inspired by Tisch's own grandparents, who were Holocaust survivors. Seems like the perfect way to start talking… >> Read More
We are very excited to welcome yet another baby to the Kveller family!
Yesterday our contributing editor Jordana Horn gave birth to her sixth child, Yael Charlotte. She was born at 1:09 p.m.,…weighing 8 lbs 9 oz. Jordana has written for us throughout this pregnancy and several of her previous ones. We can't wait to hear all about the first few days, weeks, and months with her precious, new bundle of joy. Mazel tov! >> Read More
Father's Day is just around the corner, which means we're all agonizing over what to get the dads and zaydes (grandpas) in our life. There's the standard sports gear route, barbecue paraphernalia, a…nice new set of golf clubs, a stylish tie--but that stuff gets boring and repetitive after a few years. This year, why not get your favorite Jewish dad or zayde something quirky, and, yknow, Jew-y? If this sounds right up your alley, you'll want to enter our ah-mazing giveaway with ModernTribe. What's there to win?… >> Read More
Breastfeeding is a great way to feed and bond with your baby, but it's also a sore subject for many moms. Between complications and societal pressures, what begins as a meaningful maternal…experience can oftentimes become a serious stressor. Whether you decide to breastfeed or not, for however long or short, the most important thing to have is support. At Kveller, we're all about moms supporting other moms, so we rounded up breastfeeding advice from our writers, who run the gamut in terms of their experiences. Adina… >> Read More
Milestones are a great way of commemorating the growth and development of your children. Beyond birthdays, Judaism has many milestones you can celebrate with your babies and toddlers.
Baby…Naming When you have a bris for a baby boy, the planning is pretty simple–if you like, you can just do what the mohel tells you to do and arrange for some lox and bagel platters. When preparing to welcome a daughter with a naming ceremony, what, how and when you’re going to do it… >> Read More
We found this amazing poem in the Yiddish Book Center's 2015 Pakn Treger Translation Issue: An Anthology of Newly Translated Yiddish Works. And since there's never enough poetry being shared in the…world, we thought we would share an excerpt from it it with you. "Birth" by Esther Shumiatcher-Hirschbein (1899-1985), translated by Beata Kasiarz (reprinted with permission) I I drive against the sky, against the stars, my flesh anguished, bursting with tears. I clench my teeth, barely move my lips— ribs separate violently. My blood rejoices, my heart beats up… >> Read More
If you haven't heard of Fox & Fish and their adorable Jew-y designs, you're in for a real treat. Their adorable graphics make great prints for your home, onesies for your babies, and t-shirts…for your kids. Like what you see? You're in luck! Fox & Fish is offering Kveller readers a 15% discount. Just type in the code KVELLER at checkout to get it! >> Read More
Having a child with Jewish Genetic Disease can be a very trying and heartbreaking experience, especially when you're taken by surprise. The folks at JScreen know this on a personal level, and have…created an amazing genetic testing kit for Jewish families to help them plan their families in an informed and careful way. In partnership with this awesome organization, we're giving away two free JGifts (retail value $99 each) to two lucky winners, who can either use them for their own screening kits, or give them to… >> Read More
Randy and Caroline Gold are the founders of JScreen, a genetic screening service for Jewish Genetic Diseases. They started the program after their daughter, Eden, was diagnosed with Mucolipidosis…Type IV: a degenerative disease with devastating effects. Three years after our original interview, we checked back in to see how they—and Eden—are doing, and to learn more about JScreen. Three years have passed since we first interviewed you about your then-3-year-old daughter Eden and her genetic disease, Mucolipidosis Type IV. Can you fill us in… >> Read More
Our parent company, 70 Faces Media, is seeking a high-energy, results-driven Associate Director of Development to lead our grant development process by identifying new sources of funding and…facilitating all aspects of grant writing and reporting. She/he will also be responsible for developing initiatives to engage readers and donors in the annual campaign. 70 Faces Media is the largest and most diverse Jewish media organization in North America. This is a new position created to meet the ambitious fundraising goals of this merged… >> Read More
In case you missed it, our very own Jordana Horn's piece, "Lena Dunham Equated Jews to Dogs & That’s Not OK," went viral late last week. After our initial post and a condemnation by the ADL,…many other publications picked up the story and ran with it however they pleased. We've been overwhelmed with the response both positive and negative, and we wanted to share the many replies from all over the Internet to represent the widest variety of opinions. Business Insider: People are outraged that Lena Dunham wrote a New Yorker… >> Read More
Passover is almost here! In addition to scoping out the latest kosher for Passover goodies (sriracha or red velvet macaroons, anyone?) and solidifying your seder plans, consider checking out one or…more of these family-friendly events to add some extra fun to your holiday celebrations. Remember, this year Passover begins at sundown on Friday, April 3. Kids Model Seder and Potluck Join Jewish Without Walls for an interactive, fun experience including stories, songs, and a hunt for the afikomen. Dairy potluck dinner to follow. RSVP required.… >> Read More
Man-oh-man, we are just going crazy with the giveaways here at Kveller. We're like Oprah, if Oprah was also a Jewish mom. And maybe less screaming (or more depending on the day of the week).… >> Read More
Looking for work in the media industry? Want to work for an awesome Jewish non-profit organization? You're in luck! Our parent company, 70 Faces Media, is currently hiring for two…positions. Assistant Director of Development 70 Faces Media is seeking a high-energy, results-driven Assistant Director of Development to lead our grant development process by identifying new sources of funding and facilitating all aspects of grant writing and reporting. She/he will also be responsible for developing initiatives to engage readers and donors in the annual campaign.… >> Read More
We're overjoyed to report not one, but two new Kveller babies have arrived! Congratulations to contributing writer Maurie Backman, who gave birth to two healthy twin girls on Wednesday, Jan.…14. >> Read More
If you want a really good bagel, you know you need to come to New York. But once you get here, you’ll find the bagel possibilities are endless. Even the most seasoned bagel connoisseurs have not…eaten EVERY bagel in NYC, so we are here to help you narrow it down. The first thing to look out for is old-fashioned bagels, specifically the hand-rolled, kettle-boiled, brick-oven-baked bagels (as opposed to the fluffy, stale machine variety that you can find in Everywhere, America). So without further ado, these are, hands down, the top five bagels… >> Read More
So, you’re doing Shabbat and you need a challah. But not all challahs are created equal. Any veteran challah baker knows that there are doughy challahs, eggy challahs, fluffy water challahs,…dense multigrain challahs, and they come coated, sprinkled, and stuffed with everything ranging from sesame seeds to chocolate bars. They can be gluten-free, vegan, or even dairy. The great news is that, if you live in New York, a great challah is within reach. Many of our favorite challah picks are available at markets all over the city. So… >> Read More
Few foods are more comforting than two slices of rye, smeared with coarse mustard, and topped with moist, rich deli meats. Add a side of matzah ball soup and a Dr. Brown’s cream soda and it’s…like taking a bite out of New York’s rich Jewish history--which is as old as the city itself. So without further ado, here are our picks for the best kosher and kosher-style delis in New York: 1. Katz’s 205 E. Houston St., at Ludlow St. (212) 254-2246 Katz’s is, perhaps, New York City’s most famous family-owned kosher-style deli. It’s… >> Read More
New to the area and trying to figure out the lay of the land? Still looking for the right “fit” for your family in the Baltimore Jewish community? Or perhaps you are new to this whole parenting…thing and itching to get out of the house and speak in full sentences. The Macks Center for Jewish Education’s Parent Connectors can help you with all that and more. Whether by phone, email, or in-person over coffee, they are ready, willing, and excited to help connect you to all sorts of new people, places,… >> Read More
Is Mayim Bialik the best dressed celebrity this Hanukkah? We think so. The evidence:
1. Hanukkah Sweggings
@mollytolsky I'm wearing Chanukah sweggings. @kveller women, take note.…pic.twitter.com/X9jj3kJOdD — Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) December 16, 2014 That's right, leggings + sweater = sweggings. Wow. They're currently sold out, but you can backorder these babies here. >> Read More
It's no secret that Jews have a special Christmas tradition of our own--eating Chinese food, or course! Which is why Soy Vay, a delicious Asian sauce company started by a Jewish boy and a Chinese…girl, is offering the ultimate gift package to help you cook your own Chinese cuisine this Christmas Eve. We're teaming up with our foodie friends, The Nosher, to give away this epic gift package to 10 (that's right, 10!) lucky winners. The gift package includes: -$50 grocery delivery gift card -$25 Netflix gift card -Soy Vay… >> Read More
A couple of months ago, Mayim wrote here about a new book by "The Big Bang Theory" writer, Eric Kaplan, called "Does Santa Exist?" She writes, "I highly recommend this book for you or as a gift to…anyone you know who is searching." So here comes the good news... we've got three copies of the book to give away to three lucky readers, courtesy of Dutton Penguin. To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below. We'll choose three random winners next Tuesday, December 16th. Good luck, and happy reading! a Rafflecopter giveaway >> Read More
Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, begins at sundown on Tuesday, December 16 and ends the evening of Wednesday, December 24. In addition to spinning your dreidel and frying your latkes at home,…here are some events throughout the New York metro area that will help you party like a Hanukkah rock star. >> Read More
What glows in the dark, is made with 100% organic cotton, and is the must-have Hanukkah item for fashionable babies? Obviously, it's this Glow-in-the-Dark Hanukkah Onesie!
This bad boy will be the…hit at any Hanukkah party, especially once the sun goes down. ModernTribe is graciously giving away one of these onesies to a lucky Kveller reader. To enter, fill out the form below, and we'll choose a winner this Wednesday, December 10th. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway >> Read More