Sukkot is the ultimate kid-friendly holiday. It is multi-sensory, outdoors, joyful noise is encouraged, and there is even a parade! Kids get to shake the lulav, smell the etrog and have picnics in…the sukkah. On Simchat Torah it is customary to parade around with the Torahs, wave flags, and sing and dance at the top of your lungs - and did we mention that there’s usually candy? You can celebrate this family-friendly harvest festival on a farm, at an adventure park, with stories and crafts, and even… >> Read More
Sukkot is the ultimate kid-friendly holiday. It is multi-sensory, outdoors, joyful noise is encouraged, and there is even a parade! Kids get to shake the lulav, smell the etrog and have picnics in…the sukkah. On Simchat Torah it is customary to parade around with the Torahs, wave flags, and sing and dance at the top of your lungs - and did we mention that there’s usually candy? We’ve put together a list of some of the best ways to celebrate this family-friendly, harvest holiday near you. Sukkot 2018… >> Read More
September is jam-packed this year. Between the kids heading back to school and the upcoming fall Jewish holidays, we know things are going to be hectic. To make things a bit easier, we’ve rounded…up the best, family-friendly ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the Baltimore area. There are outdoor holiday celebrations, apple picking, volunteer opportunities, and even a drumming circle. We’ve also put together a list of places with family-friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services, where you can bring the kids to hear the… >> Read More
Whether your kids have already started classes or the first school bell will ring sometime after Labor Day, it's officially back-to-school season.
And with a new school year comes a fresh…assortment of school supplies: Notebooks? Check. Pens and pencils? Check. New water bottle to replace the one your kid managed to lose on the last day of summer camp? Check. Bulletproof insert for your kid's backpack? Wait, what? We were surprised when our inbox contained a message advertising a new device from SentryShield, a "maker… >> Read More
Are you a parent raising Jewish or Jew*ish* kids? We want to hear from you!
We’re launching our second annual class of Kveller Fellows, and we’re seeking 5 parents to join our team for the…2018-2019 school year (September 2018-June 2019). As a Kveller Fellow, you would have the opportunity to pitch and write for Kveller.com, act as a brand ambassador, and be a part of a core group of go-to writers that the Kveller editors will turn to for assignments and fresh ideas. All fellows will be compensated for their… >> Read More
Kveller — along with our sister sites Alma and the Nosher is hiring! This person will work out of our Midtown Manhattan office, where there are loads of friendly colleagues and occasionally…great coffee. Read on for the job description and how to apply: 70 Faces Media is seeking an Editorial Fellow to work on our women’s lifestyle sites, Kveller and Alma and our food site, The Nosher. Kveller is a Jewish parenting website for smart, savvy moms; Alma is a site for Jewish millennial “ladies with… >> Read More
Summer has officially arrived bringing warmer temperatures and (hopefully) more relaxed schedules. While we can’t help you apply sunscreen on wriggly toddlers or find that missing flip-flop, we CAN…hook you up with all of the fun, family-friendly activities happening in Baltimore this summer. There are poolside and outdoor Shabbat celebrations, story times, nature and gardening experiences, and even a coding class. You can also introduce the kids to Harry Houdini (did you know he was Jewish?) and learn about one of his famous… >> Read More
There's some really, really, really cute maternity clothes out there — so cute that we almost wish we were pregnant. (Almost.)
But if you've got a bun in the oven — or if your friend or…partner is pregnant — there's an incredible amount of cute, comfy duds to buy (hey, Mother's Day is coming). And best of all: They are cheap. From bathing suits to comfy t-shirts, here are 10 items we're eyeing — and they're all less than $50. 1. Floral Bodycon Dress ($35, ASOS) Florals are always trendy —… >> Read More
Right in time for Wednesday evening, the start of Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day, which commemorates the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948), your favorite Jewish a capella…group is back with an original song. Yup, we're talking about The Maccabeats. They produced an original song and video for "Megillat Ha'atzmaut,"composed by Jacob Spike Kraus, which draws lyrics from Israel's Proclamation of Independence. We're not going spoil the song for you. Check it out below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6UcozPpJvs >> Read More
It's that time of year. You know the one — when all the new, clever songs about Moses leading the Jewish people out of Egypt, sung to the tunes of pop songs, appear like buds on a warm spring…day. This time, the Jewish a capella group Y-Studs covered soundtrack hits from the movie The Greatest Showman. They reinvented it (in less than four minutes!) as a song called "The Greatest Passover." Of course. The group collaborated with award-winning musical producer and director of Pitch Perfect (and Pentatonix partner) Ed Boyer, and product sponsor, Manischewitz, to create Passover magic. We don't… >> Read More
There's another Passover parody you need to watch. This one from Six13 takes on our fave sitcom, The Big Bang Theory.
The song is set to the tune of the show, and the video captures the…deliciously nerdy vibe of The Big Bang Theory, a show about what happens scientists are roommates and love enters into the picture. (And you know, Mayim Bialik is one of the characters, which makes it a million times more awesome). The tune expertly sums up pretty much the whole story of Passover in under 30 seconds —… >> Read More
Who doesn't love a good Larry David joke? Well, now the Jewish a capella group, Six13, made a Passover video that parodies David's famous (or is that infamous?) HBO show, Curb Your…Enthusiasm. "Curb Your Passover" impressively captures the series' characters (no small feat considering the general lack of costumes), jokes, and kvetchy vibe. There's even a kugel that's — you guessed it — prettay, prettay, prettay good. The Larry David wig is too much for us to handle — in the best way possible. Check it… >> Read More
If you're a rabid Game of Thrones — and who isn't? — you're going to love this new Passover video by Jewish a capella group Six13.
It's a total revamp of the GOT theme song, complete with a…Jon Snow lookalike and a Hodor who says "maror, maror." Whether you're a Stark or Bolton, a Targaryen or a Lannister, everyone should watch and listen to the clip below. And remember: Pesach is coming. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ9M9d5k7uA&feature=youtu.be >> Read More
There's a lot going on this April. The month begins with Passover followed by Israel’s 70th birthday, and Earth Day and there are lots of fun ways to celebrate. In addition to all of the holiday…fun, there are also concerts, story times, museum programs, volunteer opportunities, and tot Shabbats to keep you having fun all month long. Brought to you in partnership with PJ Library of New York >> Read More
What kids draw says a lot about their views and perceptions of the world — and how they are being shaped.
Fifty years ago, when kids drew pictures of scientists they were almost always men. But…now, about a third of these drawings are of women. (Huzzah! It's about time.) How do we know this? A study published in the journal Child Development evaluated 78 different studies, spanning the years 1966 to 2016 and involving more than 20,000 children. Today's kids are drawing more women scientists than ever before. The change is thanks to… >> Read More
We always wanted to live in Mr. Rogers' neighborhood. What kid (or adult) didn't? With unparalleled empathy, Mr. Rogers taught generations of children about all sorts of things, from divorce to…racism to sexism to breastfeeding. Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood is celebrating a major anniversary this year — it ran on PBS from 1968 to 2001 — and, in honor of its 50th birthday, a documentary is coming out about Fred Rogers himself. Though Rogers wasn't Jewish, both the man and his program exemplified many Jewish values, like… >> Read More
Start stocking up on matzah and macaroons because Passover is right around the corner!
There are loads of fun and family-friendly ways to celebrate this year. You can indulge in a chocolate…seder, bake your own matzah, attend a family sing-along, check out a story time or two, and more. Looking for a family-friendly seder or somewhere to send your kids during school break? We’ve got you covered. Passover 2018 begins on Friday evening, March 30 and continues until the evening of Saturday, March 7. PJ Library… >> Read More
Those original 10 plagues are like, so 4,000 years ago! Our friends at Midrash Manicures have come out with new nail decals highlighting plagues from our modern day society. Some of their picks…include binge-watching, global warming, selfies, and mosquito-borne diseases. Put these babies on your nails and add a new twist to your seder conversations. After discussing frogs, locusts, and cattle disease, you can fast forward a couple of millennia and discuss the things plague-ing us today. Enter to win a set of these fab nail decals… >> Read More
Passover is two weeks away and if you are anything like us, you're slowly exiting Passover denial and beginning to plan.
What better way to accessorize your Passover planning and preparations than…with a matzah headband? Much like matzah itself, the neutral colors go with everything. Our friends at Midrash Manicures are giving away a free matzah headband to one lucky winner. Enter the giveaway below for a chance to win -- it ends next Thursday. a Rafflecopter giveaway >> Read More
Purim might just be our favorite Jewish holiday. It has a dramatic story with a king, queen and bad guy (Boo Haman!); costume parades; hamantaschen and carnivals. We’ve rounded up some of the best…ways to celebrate this kid-friendly holiday all over the five boroughs, Long Island, and Westchester, so dust off your costume, grab a noisemaker, and get ready to party! Purim 2018 begins at sundown on Wednesday, February 28th and concludes the evening of Thursday, March 1st. Brooklyn Family Purim Celebration Choose from two age-appropriate family celebrations.… >> Read More
As far as Jewish holidays go, Purim just about has it all. A dramatic story with kings, queens, and intrigue; costume parades; delicious three-cornered pastries and carnivals all add up to one of the…most kid-friendly and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. There are so many fun ways to celebrate the holiday all over Middlesex and Monmouth counties, from Megillah readings and hamantaschen baking to Purim carnivals and beer tastings. So mark your calendars, prepare your costumes, and get ready to party! Purim 2018 begins the evening of Wednesday, February 28… >> Read More
According to first-grade teachers everywhere, March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb. This March is extra-special, because it begins with Purim and ends with Passover, and is full of creative,…fun, family-friendly events from beginning to end. From Purim carnivals to Shabbat sing-alongs to chocolate seders and Passover puppet shows, your kids will be entertained and enriched, and you might even get a breather in the middle—or even a kosher wine-tasting! Purim 2018 begins the evening of Wednesday, February 28 and concludes at sundown on Thursday,… >> Read More
Get ready to dress up and make some noise, because Purim is right around the corner. There are loads of family-friendly ways to celebrate the holiday all over the Baltimore area. You can check out a…storytime or two, bake some hamantaschen, take in a family-friendly Megillah reading, bounce and play at a Purim carnival, and more. If you’re looking for new twists on hamantaschen this year, check out these chocolate chip cookie hamantaschen- or try your hand at savory hamantaschen with these pretzel bagel dogs. You can also whip up… >> Read More
As far as Jewish holidays go, Purim just about has it all. A dramatic story with kings, queens and intrigue; costume parades; delicious three-cornered pastries and carnivals all add up to one of the…most kid-friendly and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. To celebrate, there are Purim parties, plays, and both traditional and more creative celebrations being planned all over Essex, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, and Union counties. So mark your calendars, get your costumes ready, and get ready to party! Want to try your hand at making hamantaschen… >> Read More