Nov 10 2014
Getting ready for your winter getaway? You’ll be happy to hear we’re teaming up with HydroChic to give away one of their bestselling swim shirts to one lucky Kveller reader.
HydroChic is lifestyle active wear that doubles as swimwear, is sun protective, and is designed to be worn both in and out of the water. Their tops and bottoms–including short sleeves, long sleeves, skirts, skorts, shorts, and pants–offer a full range of UV protection and coverage, and are super fun to mix and match. There is a style for every shape and size: Missy XS-XL and plus sizes 0X-4X. Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 29 2014
What can we say about our contributing editor Carla Naumburg? She can write about her Jewish identity just as eloquently as she can write about poop (and that is a seriously high compliment).
So when word came out that she was working on a parenting book, we knew this was going to be the real deal. Just released from Parallax Press, “Parenting in the Present Moment: How to Stay Focused on What Really Matters” is a must-read for anyone feeling overwhelmed with this whole parenting thing (yes, that would be you). Framed around the concept of mindful parenting, Carla uses anecdotes from her own chaotic life to show that it is possible to take a breath, slow down, and connect with your children in more meaningful ways.
We are very excited to give away a copy of Carla’s book to three lucky winners. To enter, fill out the form below by next Wednesday, November 5th. Good luck, and congratulations, Carla! Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 22 2014
Need a night out on the town, sans kids? Of course you do! Which is why if you live in New York or plan to visit the big apple soon, you’ll definitely want to enter our latest giveaway to win a pair of tickets to see this hilarious show critics call “hysterical, heartfelt, timely and poignant.”
“My Son The Waiter: A Jewish Tragedy” is Brad Zimmerman’s hilarious and inspiring story about the grit and passion required to “make it” as an artist, and the sweet rewards that come from never giving up on your dream, even when it means waiting tables for 29 years. It’s the only “tragedy” that’s been dubbed “90 minutes of non-stop laughter.”
The show is playing at Stage 72 – Triad Theatre in New York City. We have one pair of tickets to give away to a lucky reader to choose a date that works for them (excluding Saturday nights). To enter the giveaway, please fill out the form below and we’ll choose a winner next Wednesday, October 29th. To learn more about the show, check out the website here.
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Sep 15 2014
Ione Skye solidified her role as teen idol when she played Diane Court in “Say Anything…” alongside John Cusack in 1989. Since then, Ione’s kept herself busy with acting, including a guest stint on “Arrested Development,” as well as becoming a mother of two. She recently added “author” to her list of many titles with the release of her children’s book, “My Yiddish Vacation,” an adorable picture book that introduces kids to the wonderful world of Yiddish. We chatted with Ione about her own Yiddish-speaking grandparents, her family’s unique mix of tradition, and of course, boom boxes.
We’re also giving away three copies of Ione’s book, “My Yiddish Vacation,” to three lucky readers. To enter the giveaway, scroll down to the bottom of this post.
1. We immediately fell in love with the story, the characters, and the language in your children’s book, “My Yiddish Vacation.” What was your inspiration? Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 10 2014
Can you believe Rosh Hashanah is just two weeks away? Well, now you can take on the new year in style with these lovely nail decals. Transform your holiday experience by sporting your very own shofar, apples, and honey–on your fingers.
Midrash Manicures is giving away a set of 44 easy-to-use, stick-on decals for adults and children. They last up to 10 days and include symbols from Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and Sukkot. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 8 2014
Living with little ones in New York? Looking for a community of fellow Jewish parents with an Israeli flair? Then you need to check out IAC KesheTot, an innovative program for families with infants and toddlers from birth until 3.5 years old.
At KesheTot, programming varies week to week, but includes art, music, stories, and movement. Families also celebrate Jewish holidays together in a uniquely Israeli way. Each session includes open play time with toys and gym equipment. It is also features story time and an age-appropriate music class. IAC KesheTOT is conducted exclusively in Hebrew and run by Israeli teachers. This unique program is great fit for Hebrew speakers and non-Hebrew speakers alike. Classes meet at Congregation Mount Sinai in Brooklyn.
If this sounds as good to you as it does to us, you’re in luck: We’re giving away one free semester membership for one child, a $250 value. To enter, fill out the form below and we’ll choose a random winner next Monday, September 15th. In the meantime, to learn more about KesheTot and register for this coming semester, check out their website here. For more information, contact Sivan Ben Nun at email@example.com.
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Sep 5 2014
Foodies, this one is for you.
We are giving away this lovely assortment of cookies from gourmet, dairy-free, kosher cookie maker Nomoo Cookie Company.
Made from high-quality, natural ingredients, the flavors included are ALMOND OY!, CHOCO-LIFT, OAT RAGEOUS ONE, and SUGAH SUGAH. We sampled all four flavors here at Kveller and the consensus was that they’re all delicious and you definitely don’t miss the dairy. Each cookie is individually wrapped for freshness and they even arrive in a pretty box. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 3 2014
Here’s a sweet way to get your little ones excited about Rosh Hashanah: pint-sized t-shirts from Jewnion Label from their United Apple Dippers & Honey Drippers line! We love the taglines: “Sticking Together” and “L’Dor v’Dor/Jar to Jar.”
Jewnion Label makes smart, funny gear for all of the holidays, plus every day in between. Also themed around Rosh Hashanah: t-shirts, messenger bags, notecards, and more from the International Federation of Shofar Blowers (motto: “Shofar, So Good”), with a cheeky ram in the center.
We’ve got three free children’s “United Apple Dippers & Honey Drippers” t-shirts to give away to three lucky readers. To enter, just fill out the form below and we’ll choose a winner on Wednesday, September 10th.
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Aug 18 2014
“The Kissing Bandit” is an indie children’s book that celebrates the importance of positive affection between parents and kids. The brainchild of Jewish dads Jason Menayan and Aaron Dence, “The Kissing Bandit” started as a kickstarter campaign and eventually became an interactive story about the dapper Professor Roade who magically transforms into colorful bandit Edora, and a hand-made reversible puppet to go with it. This week Jason and Aaron will be giving away a book and puppet set to three lucky winners (enter the raffle below).
Meanwhile, we sat down with Jason to talk about his inspiration for the book and what he kvells about.
1. What was the inspiration for “The Kissing Bandit”? Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 6 2014
Summer means beach trips and pool days aplenty, but for those who aren’t keen on showing too much skin, finding the right bathing suit can be a real battle.
Enter HydroChic Smart Swimwear (TM), started by two women who were tired of fruitlessly searching for fashionable but modest swimwear. Their tops and bottoms–including short sleeves, long sleeves, skirts, skorts, shorts, and pants–offer a full range of UV protection and coverage, and are super fun to mix and match. There is a style for every shape and size: Missy XS-XL and plus sizes 0X-4X.
But don’t take our word for it: Mayim Bialik has been sporting (and loving!) HydroChic suits for years. Read the rest of this entry →