Jun 11 2012
The Golden Nymph herself.
I write from London Heathrow airport on my way to the International Film and TV Festival in Monte Carlo. The Big Bang Theory is nominated for a Golden Nymph Award (yes, that’s a real thing and no, it’s not a porn awards show as the name seems to imply), and our lead actors are nominated as well. Melissa Rauch and I are the sole representatives of our show, and our creator and executive director Bill Prady will be there as well. I am sitting in a first class British Airways lounge listening to the Maccabeats’ “Out of The Box” on my new Apple Nano drinking a mimosa. True story.
I will be in Monte Carlo for four nights and I return before Shabbat on Friday. I have never been away this long from my almost 4 and 6 1/2-year-old sons, and it was a hard goodbye. Read the rest of this entry →
May 25 2012
You guessed it: me! Check out #30 on this list of the 50 most influential Jews, as decided by The Jerusalem Post. Here’s a snippet from the paragraph they wrote about me:
For young Jews of a certain age, Mayim Bialik, 36, will always be known as Blossom, the eponymous character of her ’90s teen TV show. After a long break from showbiz to pursue academics – she has a PhD in neuroscience – she’s back with a role on one of the most popular US television shows, The Big Bang Theory, and making waves in the Jewish world.
The mother of two, who has defined herself as “Conservadox” in observance, writes for the Jewish parenting blog Kveller, and has starred in videos on Jewish life with Allison Josephs of “Jew and the City.” She received the “Deborah” award from the Anti-Defamation League for Jewish women leaders.
Check out the whole list here… I’m in pretty good company.
May 4 2012
I was honored by the ADL last week with the Deborah award, given to women leaders who embody the qualities of the Judge and Prophetess Deborah. Madeline Albright and Diane Feinstein have gotten it, as well as pretty much every important CEO-type who also does good work outside of their profession.
While I don’t judge as a profession (and have largely tried to eliminate judging from my personal dealings) and God has not (yet) spoken to me in a manner of prophecy, I was honored to be given an award that bears the name of such a great woman. The ADL chose to honor me not at their entertainment awards but as a “regular” person at their Deborah awards because of (I think) my prominent role as a writer and advocate for Jewish living and parenting at Kveller.com, my work with UCLA Hillel and the Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles, and my role-model appeal as a woman in science who is also a mother and also a working actress. Read the rest of this entry →
Feb 13 2012
No, I didn’t attend the Grammys. But that doesn’t stop me from having a Top 10 Grammy Moments list.
Also, you should know that this is the first year in maybe six years that I have known who anyone on the Grammys is. Why do I know who most of these singers are? Well, my 6-year-old is a fan of radio music in the car and my husband and I (who both have pretty good taste in a variety of eclectic and classic music) consider radio music a sort of musical education for our sons. Who knew that a 6-year-old raised on They Might Be Giants, Dan Bern and the International Jewish Banking Conspiracy, and Peter, Paul and Mary would love to sing along to, “We Found Love in a Hopeless Place”? But I digress. Read the rest of this entry →