Immediately after Thanksgiving, the blogosphere became crammed with posts about How to Find the Perfect Christmas Tree, and Elves on Shelves & What To Get Your Man for Christmas and lots of stuff about Why We Need To Keep Christ in Christmas.
And that’s all cool and everything.
Except I thought: I want some #HanukkahHoopla!
So, I telepathically contacted Jewish bloggers from across the globe.
No, seriously, I am good, but I can’t do that!
But with a little networking via Twitter, I was able to connect with fifteen other Jewish bloggers, each of whom agreed to write something Hanukkah-ishy.
Taken together, you will see we represent a broad range of Jewish experience.
Some of us are Reform. Others are Conservative. Some are Orthodox. Some of us have converted to Judaism.
Two of us are rabbis!
Some of us keep kosher; others, not so much.
We have enjoyed getting to know each other, and this was truly a group effort.
So look for our button.
This is the button!
And leave us comments that will make us kvell.
Because we are fortunate to have sponsorship for our series! Streit’s and Mama Doni**, the lead singer/songwriter of The Mama Doni Band, have provided each of us with a little #HanukkahHoopla gift pack including:
•Mama Doni’s 2011 Parents’ Choice Award-winning CD, Shabbat Shaboom
•a Mama Doni poster
•a Download card for free Mama Doni songs (1 Chanukah song and 1 Passover song)
•a Bag of Streit’s chocolate Hanukkah gelt.
(**Note: That’s Mama Doni doing her thing in the video above. Isn’t she cute?)
I don’t mean to point out the obvious but that’s sixteen chances to win, people!
You’ll find more information about winning our #cyberswag on individual blogs.
So look for our button.
If you click on it, you
should will be magically transported by Jewish unicorns to this page and then you can figure out who has posted and who will be posting next.
For those of you on Twitter, look for the hashtag #HanukkahHoopla because we’ll be tweeting each others’ tushies off between December 20-28.
Below is the schedule for who will be posting and when as well as everyone’s Twitter handle. You can comment on anyone’s blog all the way until the end of the 2011. Winners will be posted on our own blog pages, but they will also be posted here!
12/20 Leah’s Thoughts @leahs_thoughts Winner: Caryn Statman
12/20 Ima On (and Off)The Bima @imabima Winner: Lisa Goldstein
12/21 Nina Badzin’s Blog @ninabadzin Winner: Lisa Aronauer
12/21 Diary of a Paper Princess @RishonaMyers Winner: Cari Chartock
12/22 The Monster in Your Closet @deb_bryan
12/22 Kvetchmom @jlweinberg Winner: Paprika Furstenburg
12/23 Lessons From Teachers and Twits @rasjacobson Winner: Allison Greenhouse Bronstein
12/23 Life in The Married Lane @rivkisilver – Winner: Meghan @aMegaliLife
12/24 TheJackB @thejackb
12/24 Erin Margolin @erinmargolin Winner: Andrea Bates @GoodGirlGoneRed
12/25 These Little Waves @galitbreen Winner: AskDoc
12/25 CiaoMom @ciaomom – Winner: Meryl Ain
12/26 The Culture Mom @theculturemom Winner: Gigi Gervits Schwartz
12/26 I wish my mom @sharistein – Winner : Sara Hawkins
12/27 Frume Sarah’s World @frumesarah Winner: Bible Belt Sarah
12/27 Aprons & Blazers @OpenRoadMama Winner: Danielle Kolko
Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks to all our readers!