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!
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is a cool treat for the taste buds. Zoe Singer tells us how to make green apple soda, a not-so-classic take on that whole apples and honey thing. Remember, the first night of Rosh Hashanah is September 16th.
Recipe for Green Apple Soda:
If you have a juicer, simply juice the apple and add the remaining ingredients. Otherwise, you’ll need cheesecloth to strain the juice.
Tip: If you need to make this soda truly green for some reason—say, you’ve inadvertently given your toddler unrealistic expectations—a drop each of blue and yellow food coloring will do for the whole batch. Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 31 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day is from Melinda Strauss, the founder of Kitchen Tested, a website devoted to helping home chefs tackle any recipe (and where everything is kosher, too!). And we must say, this recipe for Apple Pecan Galette will make one nice looking dessert on your Rosh Hashanah table.
Here’s the recipe for Apple Pecan Galette with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel: Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 30 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah recipe of the day comes from Rachel Teichman, who specializes in turning classic Jewish foods into toddler-friendly hits. Check out her version of the classic carrot dish, tsimmes, below.
Recipe for Smashed Tsimmes:
Tsimmes is a combination of root vegetables and dried fruits. It is typically seasoned with honey and cinnamon, and sometimes includes meat or beans. A sweet dish used to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, it can be enjoyed all year long. Since this version of tsimmes is mashed, it can easily be fed to a child, or they can feed it to themselves. Read the rest of this entry →
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 29 2012
Today’s Rosh Hashanah Recipe of the Day is from Meredith Jacobs, and it’s a great twist on a Jewish holiday classic–the kugel. Try it out as a side dish for your Rosh Hashanah meal.
Apple & Raisin Kugel Recipe:
Rosh Hashanah is all about apples and honey. And really, what’s not to love? But say you want to add a little more apple-love to your new year’s table, try this kugel on for size. It’s delicious, sweet, and best of all–easy. Just boil, mix, and bake. Before you know it, your house smells like heaven and you’re ready to eat. (Oh, and though this kugel is great for the High Holidays, it’s also a yummy side dish year-round!) Read the rest of this entry →
Aug 28 2012
For New York families with special needs kids, we’ve just got word of a great Rosh Hashanah service that you might want to check out.
Congregation Rodeph Sholom on the Upper West Side is offering a Rosh Hashanah celebration for families with special needs. On Tuesday, September 18th from 11 a.m. to noon, join the Rodeph Sholom family for an interactive service open to the entire community–members and non-members, all ages welcome. There will be singing, instruments, apples and honey (and a variety of other healthy and tasty snacks), and of course, the shofar! Read the rest of this entry →
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 27 2012
Show off those precious faces this New Year.
I remember, growing up, getting cards in the mail for Rosh Hashanah. They were always the normal, generic, Hallmark “Happy New Year” type card.
Nowadays, people are WAY more tech savvy and have the ability to create really fun cards that reflect and show off who they are and their adorable kids and family. If you want to give your Rosh Hashanah cards a personal touch this year, here are five tips plus a few resources for creating and producing the picture perfect photo card. Read the rest of this entry →
Oct 4 2011
Shana tova, y’all! A couple of weeks ago, we announced a contest for the new year: give us your best resolution, and we’ll send you a cookbook.
Like so many of our contests, it’s hard to choose just one winner. Because really, a resolution is what’s best for you, and who are we to choose the best? But we’d made a promise, and so we’ve done the hard work and chosen a winner.
Congratulations to Jennifer Steinberg of Wilmington, Delaware! We love her resolution and its honesty–and its unintentional pun:
Jennifer’s resolution: My resolution this year is to have more, *ahem*, intimate time with my husband. With two kids and work and community and synagogue stuff, we just got really busy this year and I think it’s time for us to make a point of reconnecting more frequently.
Jennifer, keep your eyes peeled for a cookbook coming your way!
And even though we couldn’t send you all a cookbook, Simply Southern With a Dash of Kosher Soul wanted to share a recipe with you–for their Splendid Apple Pie. It uses a sugar substitute, so if your resolution was to get healthy, this is a great first step. Enjoy!