Here we are in the thick of the “holiday season,” even though our part, as Jews, is over. Hanukkah, in which we celebrate the rededication of the Temple, ended on Monday. Over the course of the…past eight days, we ate latkes and sufganiyot, and shone light into darkness. I’m sitting here, though, with an icky feeling — and that’s not just from eating too much chocolate gelt. I’m feeling perturbed about First Daughter and presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s presentation of the “holidays” this year — and I’d like to explain… >> Read More
Jessica Mulroney is doing things again. You may remember the Jewish mom from the royal wedding, or from acting as stylist to her now-royal best friend, Meghan Markle, or from travelling to Australia…to be with Markle on her first royal tour... or you may not know her at all. That's OK! Mulroney, 38, is one of the few people in Meghan Markle's inner circle. And she's still figuring out the ropes of being affiliated with a member of the royal family — including what she can, and… >> Read More
We love Jewish celeb moms here at Kveller. How could we not? From Mila Kunis to Gal Gadot, seeing badass Jewish mamas thrive and act as positive role models — and incorporate Judaism and Jewishness…into their very public-facing jobs — really makes us, well, kvell. Throughout 2018, so many famous Jewish moms brought smiles to our faces — no small feat considering how much bad news happened this year. Following is our highly un-scientific but thoroughly thoughtful ranking of the best Jewish celebrity mom moments of the year. After… >> Read More
It’s not that Helena Zimmerman, 17, doesn’t like after-school extracurriculars or hanging out with her friends. As she says, “I’m a teenager, too.” But her favorite place to go on any…given afternoon is the community center, where she teaches baking, budgetary planning, English as a second language, and entrepreneurship. And thanks to her non-profit, TeensGive.org, she now has a growing team of volunteers right there beside her. Helena and her co-founder, Max, thought of TeensGive because they always loved community service and wanted to make… >> Read More
The new hockey season was about to begin. But in between juggling new schools and getting through the High Holidays, I had misplaced the game schedule.
So I popped into the rink’s office to…grab a new copy. There was no one there, however, so I settled in to wait. After about five minutes, the hockey administrator rushed in, breathless. “Getting a new passport in my town is the worst,” she said, by way of explanation. “I went to the post office and one of those Jews with twenty… >> Read More