Mar 6 2013
Fun fact: one tried and true way to ensure your kids will love Passover for all of time is to get them their very own fancy schmancy matzah bib.
These adorable cotton bibs will add a much-needed flare to your baby’s Passover “look” and we just so happen to be giving one away to a lucky Kveller reader.
To enter, fill out the form below. We’ll choose a winner on Monday, March 11th. If you don’t win, you can always buy your own at ModernTribe, where you can also find plenty of other Passover goodies in our online shop.
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Congrats to our winner, Sarah W! You can check out our other giveways here.
Mar 4 2013
Checklist for Passover:
1. Buy matzah.
2. Clean house.
3. Do your nails.
What, a ten plagues Passover manicure isn’t on your holiday to-do list? Thanks to Midrash Manicures, it’s definitely on ours.
These nail decals are super easy to stick on, come in child and adult sizes, and will be the hit at any seder. And lucky for you, we’ve got one set to giveaway.
To enter, fill out the form below. We’ll choose a random winner this Thursday, March 7th, so enter today and keep your finger(nails) crossed. And if you really can’t wait, you can buy your own here. Read the rest of this entry →
Mar 1 2013
We’re sorry. We’re really, really sorry. But it’s time to talk about the P-word.
It’s coming, and it’s coming quick. This year, the big holiday falls on March 26th, which means even though you’re still putting away your Purim costumes, it’s really time to start thinking about what to do for Passover. And we’re hear to help, at least with the food part. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 12 2013
Looking for something pretty and unique to add to your jewelry collection? We’re very excited to give away this beautiful necklace from Jewish artist (and mother) Michal Lando.
Michal Lando is a New York based artist that has roots in Israel and Europe. She began her line of jewelry after falling in love with nylon mesh, a supple, dramatic, and incredibly lightweight material that holds endless possibilities. From there she expanded her interest, and began studying silversmithing. Today she makes jewelry out of the nylon mesh and silver, and a combination of the two. All her pieces are handmade and many of them are one of a kind.
You can check out all of Michal’s gorgeous jewelry at her Etsy Shop and enter to win the necklace pictured above (an $85 value) by filling out the form below. We’ll choose a winner next Monday, February 18th, so enter today and good luck!
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Feb 5 2013
Last month, we co-sponsored the launch of The Purim Superhero by Elizabeth Kushner, winner of Keshet’s National Book-Writing Contest. The picture book is the first ever LGBT-inclusive Jewish kids’ book published in English, and it tells the super cute story of a little boy named Nate.
Nate has a Purim dilemma. He loves aliens and really wants to wear an alien costume for Purim, but his friends are all dressing as superheroes and he wants to fit in. What will he do? With the help of his two dads he makes a surprising decision. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 4 2013
Hello, Kveller readers and would-be readers! Fresh off of our book club chat about Katie Roiphe’s In Praise of Messy Lives comes our announcement for next month’s book club pick: we’ll be delving back into literary fiction and reading The World Without You, by novelist Joshua Henkin.
Yes, yes, we know what you’re thinking: the only rule of the Kveller Book Club was that we only read books by Jewish women, and as you may have guessed, Joshua Henkin is not, in fact, a woman. But, The World Without You is heavily female focused–starring three sisters, a widow, a mother, and a grandmother. And, well, what are rules if not meant to be broken?
Set over Fourth of July weekend in 2005, the novel witnesses a family gathering in the Berkshires to remember Leo, a son and brother who was killed one year before in Iraq. Read the rest of this entry →
Jan 29 2013
Tummy time has proven to be a great technique to help babies develop muscles and achieve gross motor skills. The only problem? Most babies just don’t like it. Robin Tacchetti, a Jewish mother of three and a physical therapist, has invented a great item called The Biddy Belly to help encourage more happy tummy time.
The Biddy Belly not only helps take away the frustration of tummy time, but it is also cute and fun to play with. This tummy time mat is shaped like a giraffe and has many features for the baby to interact with including a “crinkle material” nose, a squeak and horn ears, and toys hanging off the side of the giraffes neck. Read the rest of this entry →
Jan 22 2013
Working on raising brilliant bilingual kids? Luckily, the power to learn new languages these days is right at your fingertips. Gus on the Go is a language learning app for kids that features a cute little owl and a whole lot of fun adventures and games.
Gus on the Go features a special Hebrew edition that introduces basic Hebrew nouns to young children through fun pictures, interactive games, and audio from native Hebrew speakers. Gus on the Go: Hebrew is currently available for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, and we’ve got five free promo codes to give away to five lucky readers. Read the rest of this entry →
Dec 19 2012
Remember all those times we’ve talked about how great it is to raise bilingual children but how actually teaching them another language is, well, kind of hard? Well, we’re happy to report that if you’ve been wanting to teach your young ones some Hebrew basics, there’s an app for that.
The AlephBet App provides young children and their parents the ability to learn the Aleph Bet in an interactive and engaging way. Designed for young children, The AlephBet App is the first app to be recommended by the Jewish Montessori Society and offers parents and kids the opportunity for on demand learning. Featuring nearly 50 custom hand drawn illustrations, and the original song “Rakevet Alef Bet” by Dafna, The AlephBet App offers a sensory rich multimedia experience guaranteed to tempt even the most reluctant readers.
The app usually goes for $1.99 in the Apple Store, but for today only, it will be completely FREE for Kveller readers.
To get the app for your iPhone, click here. And to get it for your iPad, click here.
It’s as simple as that! Remember, this offer is valid for TODAY ONLY (Dec. 19, 2012). For more information, visit the AlephBet website here. Happy learning!
Dec 18 2012
Hanukkah is over, but that doesn’t mean the gifts need to stop coming your way. We’re excited to bring you another giveaway, and this one’s perfect for anyone doing some traveling in the future.
Ronen Chen is one of Israel’s most internationally recognized designers, and he just launched an e-commerce site in the US with his Autumn/Winter 2012 collection. Ronen Chen is known for architecturally inspired clothing with strategic draping that falls flatteringly on female silhouettes of all ages.
After you peruse his beauitful designs, be sure to enter our giveaway to win one of these super cute Ronen Chen passport holders. We’ve got eight holders to giveaway to eight random winners, so enter here today and you could be flying in style by next week. The giveaway will run until this Friday, December 21st.
For more updates about Ronen Chen in the US, be sure to visit their Facebook page. Good luck all, and happy traveling!