Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Cool World Tour Returns

If you've been following my posts on Twitter & Facebook, then you know Cool Jew has been showing up lately all around the world. It's been one amazing race!

This long list of fantastic events, aka the The Cool Jew World Tour, began with the Annual Carlebach Retreat over Thanksgiving weekend. From there, it was off to Chanukah in the Holy Land and books talks at the Technion in Haifa and the Pardes Institute in Jerusalem. In late December, it was off to Limmud UK, with a whopping eight sessions on Cool Jew, Tikkun Olam, the Heebster Jewke Box and more. January took me to beautiful Paris, then back to the states for Schmooze: The IJPA Jewish Culture Conference and Limmud New York. February ushered in Limmud LA and Jewlicious Festival 6.0 and March served up Toledo for a few private talks, New York City and Limmud Atlanta.

And now, the Cool Jew World Tour 2.0 is back in full force, with stops in Budapest * Jerusalem * Tel Aviv * Berlin * Amsterdam, as well as an artist's residency in Jerusalem while I work on my next book. Stay tuned for updates!

I'm writing this note from Israel, and I'll be here through May 11, when I depart for Limmud Berlin and Limmud Netherlands. I'm grateful for every opportunity and really enjoying bringing my message about celebrating Jewish culture with love, pride and a reverent irreverence to enthusiastic communities around the world. Be sure to say hello if you're in these parts and check out Twitter & Facebook for the latest posts as I continue this adventure around the world... The only thing missing is a hot air balloon!

With Passover approaching, I want to wish you a wonderful holiday, filled with joyous liberation

as Mama Doni, PopJudaica, Modern Tribe and I join together to announce


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Passover Prize Package

Mama Doni's t-shirt and music CD for kids and parents: I Love Herring (

Matzah Madness gifts from Matzah Sweeper & Giant Inflatable Matzah Ball

ModernTribe's "No Limit Texas Dreidel" game -- Dreidel isn't just for Hanukkah anymore!

Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe (


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Remember, Cool Jew makes a great Afikomen and Passover host gift. Chag kasher v'sameach!

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