Thursday, April 30, 2009

Announcing the Cool Mamalah's Giveaway!

I'm happy to announce the formation of "Cool Mamalahs." No, we're not a roller derby team. Or a girl band. We're just six Sheebsters crazy about being Jewish! And we've teamed up to give away the mother of all Mother’s Day Gift Boxes.

United under the tag “Cool Mamalahs,” each of us are contributing to our prize package valued at $150: the Call-Your-Mother Gift Box Giveaway.

* A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes from Grandma’s Fritzie’s Kitchen (Harvard Common Press) by Jennifer Felicia Abadi, retail value $24.95
* The Mama Doni Band’s “I Love Herring (& Other Fish Shticks for Kids)”, “I Love Chanukah” and “I Love Purim” music CDs, total value $25
* “Shomer Negiah Panties” designed by artist Maya Escobar, gift certificate valued at $50
* The Modern Jewish Mom’s Guide To Shabbat: Connect and Celebrate-Bring Your Family Together with the Friday Night Meal (Harper Paperbacks) by Meredith Jacobs, retail value $16.95
* Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe (Andrews McMeel Publishing) by Lisa Alcalay Klug, retail value $12.99
* Pomegranate vases/candle holders by Israeli artist Racheli Peretz provided by Jennie Rivlin Roberts,, retail value $36

To enter to win the Call-Your-Mother Gift Box Giveaway, visit the blog ( at and submit your answer to this question: “Why does your mom, grandmother, sister, friend, cousin or you deserve the ‘Call-Your-Mother Gift Box?’” On this page, visitors can also click through to purchase elements of the Gift Box. (No purchase is required to win. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada.)

The winner will be announced here on Mamalah's Day, May 10th, 2009, on the websites of the “Cool Mamalahs” and at, Facebook, Twitter and other online outlets.

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