Nov 6 2013
My middle child won an award last week. It wasn’t a Pulitzer, an Oscar, or a Nobel, but it did come with a ceremony and a cash prize. And it did prompt his older brother to whine, “How come he always wins everything and I never win anything?”
I took a moment to remind my son that the previous few months had been more or less a non-stop party dedicated to the theme of: Yay, You Got into NYC’s Top Public High School.
“That’s not the same,” he pouted. “I never get prizes for the things I do.”
I noted that he’d won the handwriting prize at school–twice! (Anyone remember the book/movie The Bad Seed where the mother laments, “What kind of school gives out only one award, and it’s for penmanship!”)
I recalled that he was picked to be featured in an art exhibition where he was the sole child among adults (my husband observed at the time, “I think we’ve got the only artist here with a bedtime.”). Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 24 2013
Forgive us if we take a moment to pat ourselves on the back.
Kveller.com was just named by the Slingshot Guide as one of the 18 most inventive and pioneering Jewish organizations and projects impacting the lives of women and girls.
According to the evaluators:
Kveller.com has created a relevant and innovative online community, bold on women’s issues, ‘tackling topics and themes that are rarely discussed in a public forum.’
And who are we to disagree. In the past year alone we have taken on miscarriage, infertility, postpartum depression, divorce, rape, abortion, loss of faith in God, and what to do when your son won’t stop saying the word “cock.”
We are proud of the work we’ve all done together in creating a strong, smart, supportive community of women where talk about serious issues is possible.
To read more about the other amazing organizations on the list, go here.
Thank you readers for making Kveller a place we all want to be.
Jul 19 2012
Talk about kvelling! We’re over the moon to share the news that Kveller blogger Mayim Bialik has been nominated for an Emmy. She’s up for best supporting actress in a comedy series for her role as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory.
Also nominated from Big Bang is Jim Parsons, yet he seems to be more excited for his co-star Mayim than for himself. He tells TVLine:
“I was jumping up and down — I kid you not… I love her so much… I went to call her immediately but I didn’t have her number — isn’t that weird that I don’t have her number yet? I don’t think she wants me to have her number, which is OK. I still love her.”
Um, Jim? Pretty sure she wouldn’t mind if you had her number. I mean, here she is kissing your face on a screen at Comic-Con.
We send our biggest mazel tov to Mayim. There is no one more deserving!
Read up on Mayim’s life at her blog on Kveller, and then check out her post about pumping on the set of Big Bang.
Jan 18 2012
If you’re looking to update your kids’ bookshelves with some great new Jewish children’s books, how about some prize winners? The Sydney Taylor Book Awards for 2012 have just been announced, recognizing the best in Jewish children’s writing each year.
Without further ado, this year’s winners were:
The Sydney Taylor Book Award Winner for Younger Readers:
Chanukah Lights by Michael J. Rosen with artwork by Robert Sabuda
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