Sep 10 2012
The Jewish New Year is almost here, which means it’s the perfect time to give away a Jewish calendar! Kar-Ben Publishing offers two great calendars for 5773 that are perfect for families with young kids. One features great stories and recipes for the Jewish holidays, and the other features our favorite Jewish arachnid, Sammy the Spider.
We’re giving away three copies of each calendar, so chances are high that if you enter, you just might win. Read the rest of this entry →
Sep 4 2012
It’s always a nice idea to send out Rosh Hashanah cards to friends and family to express your best wishes for the new year. But if things like “paper” and “stamps” feel a little too old-fashioned for you, there’s an app for that.
It’s called Rosh Hashanah Mobile Photo Greetings, and it lets you send personalized Rosh Hashanah greetings directly from your iPhone. You can upload pictures of the kids (get some great photography tips here) and send along your greeting cards with the push of a button. Welcome to 5773!
How to enter:
We’re giving away five free downloads of the app. To enter, sign up for our e-letter by clicking this link and then let us know in the comments below (like always, if you’re already signed up, then just skip to the comment part). We’ll choose a winner this Friday, September 7th.
L’Shana Tova, you high tech mamas!
Aug 30 2012
The High Holidays season has definitely turned into the season of giving for us at Kveller, and we’re pleased to announce we have yet another fabulous giveaway just in time for Rosh Hashanah. And this one is all about the nails.
Rabbi Yael Buechler is the genius behind Midrash Manicures, in which she features her awesome manicures themed around each week’s Torah portion as well as Jewish holidays. That’s right–Jewish tradition + nail art = awesome. Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 28 2012
With Rosh Hashanah coming up, that means one thing–honey season! And even if your baby is too young to eat honey, that doesn’t mean they can’t get into the spirit, too.
IMA Design is a boutique importer and retailer of top quality design products from Israeli designers. In their store you will find unique gift items for Mom and baby including Hebrew baby bodysuits and top quality silver jewelry.
We’ve paired up with IMA Design Imports to give one lucky Kveller reader this adorable Rosh Hashanah onesie featuring the Hebrew saying “Hakol dvash,” meaning “Everything is honey.” To enter, sign up for our e-letter and then drop us a note in the comments section below saying hi (if you’re already signed up for the e-letter, just leave us a comment). We’ll choose a random winner this Friday, August 31st.
And even if this isn’t your lucky day, IMA Design is kind enough to offer free shipping to all Kveller readers through the end of the (secular) year. When purchasing anything from the IMA Design website, simply enter the discount code “Kveller” at checkout. L’shana tova!
Aug 22 2012
Let’s say you love a good swim, but aren’t the biggest fan of a teeny tiny bikini. There are plenty of reasons to want a more modest bathing suit, and whether it’s for physical or religious reasons, no one should feel like they can’t go for a dip just because they don’t want to bare all.
Enter HydroChic, an active and swim wear company started by two women who didn’t want to go forego femininity and style while also providing full coverage, sun-protective swimear. They offer a wide variety of tops–sleeveless, long sleeve, and short sleeve–as well as bottoms like pants, shorts, long skirts, and skorts that can be easily mixed and matched. This also happens to be the bathing suit of choice for actress Mayim Bialik, as seen here!
We’re pairing up with HydroChic to give one lucky winner a top and bottom of her choice. To enter, leave a comment below telling us your favorite place to swim. We’ll choose a random winner on Monday, August 27.
Aug 14 2012
The Kveller Book Club had its first “meeting” last week, where we talked about The Little Bride, chatted with author Anna Solomon over Twitter, and overall had a great time! Thanks to all who joined in, and to all who missed this one but want to get involved next month… here’s your chance!
Our next book club book will be The Year of the Gadfly by Jennifer Miller. Here’s what the jacket copy has to say:
Storied, fiercely competitive Mariana Academy was founded with a serious honor code; its reputation has been unsullied for decades. Now a long-dormant secret society, Prisom’s Party, threatens its placid halls with vigilante justice, exposing students and teachers alike for even the most minor infraction.
Iris Dupont, a budding journalist whose only confidant is the chain-smoking specter of Edward R. Murrow, feels sure she can break into the ranks of The Devil’s Advocate, the Party’s underground newspaper, and there uncover the source of its blackmail schemes and vilifying rumors. Some involve the school’s new science teacher, who also seems to be investigating the Party. Others point to an albino student who left school abruptly ten years before, never to return. And everything connects to a rare book called Marvelous Species. But the truth comes with its own dangers, and Iris is torn between her allegiances, her reporter’s instinct, and her own troubled past.
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Jul 11 2012
We know many of you have been dying to get your hands on Mayim Bialik’s new book Beyond the Sling, but if your hands haven’t gotten it yet, maybe your ears will. That’s right, we’re giving away three copies of the audio version of Beyond the Sling over on Mayim’s blog.
While it’s not in Mayim’s voice, you’ll still get all of her juicy wisdom straight for the source herself. The giveaway ends this Monday, the 16th, so head over to Mayim’s blog today and enter to win!
Jun 7 2012
If you’re a parent (which we’re sort of assuming you are), you know better than anyone how fast time flies. One day you’re pregnant and craving Doritos on your peanut butter sandwich, and the next you’re chasing a 5-year-old down the street who desperately wants to put Doritos on his peanut butter sandwich.
What we’re saying is: they grow up fast, and you might want to document it. The bookstore is filled with plenty of baby books and “My First Year” journals, but we’re excited about the first ever Jewish baby book: A Time to Be Born, written and illustrated by Connie G. Krupin. The book helps you record the first five years of your child’s life, and is filled with recipes, quotes, lullabies, prayers, and more than 100 original works of art. Whether you’re craving a tangible keepsake to help remember those early years, or are in need of the perfect baby gift, A Time to Be Born is a great choice.
And lucky for you, we’re giving away a copy to one of our readers! To enter, just drop us a note in the comments below, and we’ll choose a random winner on next Tuesday, June 12th. Enter today!
Jun 1 2012
Dear Mayim fans,
Down and out about your fearsome leader taking a little break from Facebook? Craving more insight from Mayim on a daily basis? How about a whole book of it?
That’s right. It’s about that time to give away some more copies of Beyond the Sling by Mayim Bialik. It’s just like Facebook, minus that whole “Face” part.
We’re giving away copies to three lucky winners. To enter, head on over to that beloved Facebook and become a fan of Kveller. We may not be the same as Mayim, but we promise to share all of her articles, plus other great stuff from our amazing writers and hilarious pictures. Once you’re a fan, also leave a comment on this post so we know you’ve entered. Oh, and if you’re already a fan of Kveller (thanks!), just skip right to the comment part.
We’ll choose three random winners next Wednesday, June 6th, so enter now!
May 31 2012
Now that summer is upon us, it’s time to talk about a really important parenting issue: ice cream. It’s delicious, it’s cold, and for the most part, not entirely healthy. And yet! We love it.
Whether you’re lactose intolerant, vegan, or just looking to tone up for swimsuit season, all your ice cream issues have been solved by the Soft Serve Fruit Co., who makes a tasty, healthy alternative to soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt. The company was founded by a husband and wife team (and parents of three!) Jason and Chloe Epstein, as well as their friend Michael Sloan, and promises to please even the pickiest of children’s palates. All of their products are vegan, kosher, dairy free, gluten free, and fat free. And we’re giving away an entire free crate of the stuff–four pints and two pies–to one lucky winner!
To enter the contest, comment below by telling us your favorite ice cream flavor. That’s it! We’ll choose a winner next Tuesday, June 5th, so enter today.