Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cool Jew Papa's Day Giveaway

Seven Mensches and two Mamalahs have contributed over $240 worth of gifts to giveaway to one lucky guy. Comment on this post and answer this question:

"What makes your dad, brother, cousin, friend or husband a cool Jew?"

A winner will be chosen from the answers and announced on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21.

The Cool Jew Papa's Day Gift Box contains:

* Author Sam Apple's book American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland

* Author Ron Arons' Jews of Sing Sing book and t-shirt

* Stand-up comedian Yisrael Campbell's "Circumcise Me" DVD

* Comedy writer Seth Front's set of four Jewish Zodiac placemats

* My book Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe

* Author Matthue Roth’s novels, Never Mind the Goldbergs and Losers

* Entrepreneur Jennie Rivlin Roberts' ModernTribe.com products "Can!!Can" CD and Punk Torah t-shirt and "No Limit Texas Dreidel" Game

* Artist Ben Schachter's "Treif" stickers

* Singer/Songwriter Rav Shmuel's "Protocols" and "B'yameinu" music CDs and two t-shirts

Comment to win here!

Check back here or sign up for our Newsletter to be notified of the winner on June 21! (No purchase is required to enter. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.)

More about the Cool Jew Papa's Day Giveaway!

Meet the nine Mensches and Mamalahs that are bringing you the Cool Jew Papa's Day Giveaway

Sam Apple is the author of the new book, American Parent: My Strange and Surprising Adventures in Modern Babyland, and the memoir, Shlepping Through the Alps: My Search for Austria's Jewish Past with Its Last Wandering Shepherd. www.samapple.com

Ron Arons and Bugs Bunny both spent time, albeit briefly, inside Sing Sing Prison. Born and reared as a “goodie-two-shoes”, when Ron learned his great-grandfather served time at the federal penitentiary, he devoted ten years to writing Jews of Sing Sing, a book about New York's Jewish criminals. www.jewsofsingsing.com

American-born Yisrael Campbell performs stand-up comedy throughout the English-speaking world and Israel, his adopted home. Yisrael is currently creating a production of his one-man show, "Circumcise Me," to open off-Broadway in November, 2009. He trained for the stage at Circle in the Square. www.yisraelcampbell.com

Comedy writer and rabbi's son Seth Front is the creator of "The Jewish Zodiac," a parody of its Chinese cousin. As Seth explains, “G-d spoke to Moses at Mt. Sinai; he spoke to me at a Chinese restaurant." The Jewish Zodiac adorns placemats, mugs, magnets and more at www.jewzo.com

Award-winning journalist Lisa Alcalay Klug is the author of Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe, a 2008 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist. A contributor to the New York Times, Forward and many other publications, Lisa also edits the multicultural blog, Tolerant Nation. www.cooljewbook.com http://tolerantnation.wordpress.com

Jennie Rivlin Roberts is the founder of ModernTribe.com, an online Judaica and Jewish gifts store for progressive minds, spirits, and style, and the co-inventor of No Limit Texas Dreidel (NLTD), which crosses dreidel with Texas Hold'em poker. NLTD has received national recognition in media outlets such as NPR and Newsweek. www.TexasDreidel.com

Matthue Roth is the author of three novels, Losers, Never Mind the Goldbergs, and Candy in Action, as well as a memoir, Yom Kippur a Go-Go. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and daughter, and he keeps a secret diary at www.matthue.com.

Artist Ben Schachter explores Jewish law in his work. His "eruv paintings" have exhibited at the Hebrew Union College and The American Jewish Museum in Pittsburgh. He is currently curating “Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity,” opening Spring 2010 at St. Vincent College. www.benschachter.com

Rav Shmuel is a hasidic rabbi who hangs out in Greenwich Village and plays original compositions on his guitar. Billboard described his acclaimed debut CD as "immediately likeable... good humored anti-folk." Views of his animated video, "Protocols," have surpassed 125,000 on YouTube. www.ravshmuel.com

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