Purim Giveaway #2: Shalom Sesame Purim & Passover DVD Set

This is PURIM GIVEAWAY week! Did you catch my 1st giveaway yesterday to KosherWine.com?

Today for Giveway #2, I’ve got a great prize for those of you with little ones in your life.

The lovely folks at Shalom Sesame sent me and my family their latest pre-release titles, Be Happy: It’s Purim and It’s Passover, Grover!

The other day, we sat down to watch Be Happy: It’s Purim and were completely charmed. My favorite part? Natalie Portman’s cameo IN HEBREW!

The DVD features many of your favorite Sesame Street characters, plus a handful of Hollywood stars –  like Natalie and Eva Longoria. From sampling “Oznei Haman” (Hamantashen cookies) at the bakery to hosting a Purim Shpiel in the “kikar” (town square), the whole episode is sweet and engaging. And for my Israeli-born boys, it felt like a fun little touch of home. 🙂

My daughter was completely enamored with Moishe Oofnik, the Oscar the Grouch character, whose shenanigans threatened to ruin little Avigail’s Purim Shpiel. I won’t spoil the ending, but suffice it to say that good won out again on Purim 😉

Two lucky Kosher on a Budget readers will win a 2-disc Shalom Sesame DVD set, complete with Be Happy: It’s Purim & It’s Passover, Grover!

Do you want to win a Shalom Sesame DVD set?  You have three ways to enter to win. Be sure to leave separate comments for each answer to increase your chances.

(1) Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Sesame Street character (I’m totally old school. Elmo? Feh. I love me some Suuuuuper Grover!)

(2) Subscribe to Kosher on a Budget – either via the RSS feed or the email updates, then come back and leave a second comment telling me you have done so. If you already subscribe to KOAB, just leave a comment to that effect.

(3) Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. Be sure to include a link back to this post. Or you can just cut & paste this: I just entered to win two Shalom Sesame DVDs from @kosheronabudget. Come join the Purim fun! http://kosheronabudget.com/?p=6671 After you’ve tweeted, come back and leave a comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Entries on this – and the rest of my Purim giveaways – will end on Sunday, March 13 at midnight. I will announce all the winners on Monday morning!

All winners will be selected randomly. Each person can win only once during the week-long Purim Giveaway.

This giveaway is open to all Kosher on a Budget readers – from Akko to Alaska (and beyond!). If you are a winner and live in the United States, the DVDs will be mailed directly to you from the good PR people at Shalom Sesame. If you win and you live outside the United States, I will ship the DVDs to you on my own dime. I won’t, however, be responsible for any duties or tariffs you may need to pay by your home country.

Disclosure: Shalom Sesame provided my family with free copies of the Purim and Passover DVDs for my honest review. I was not compensated in any other way for running this giveaway. My opinions of the adorable Natalie Portman are all my own.


  1. I’m all about Barkley! He’s not on the show anymore, but I loved that dog!

  2. “like” you on FB , too!

  3. Oooh! I would love to win these DVDs for my daughter. I think she would love them. My favorite SS character is Oscar. I love his grumpiness!

  4. For my second entry, I am already a subscriber of your RSS feed.

  5. Rivky W. says

    i would have to say snuffleupagus (sp?)

  6. My favorite character is Cookie Monster 🙂

  7. just subscribed to the email feed (thanks! didn’t even know it was available!)

  8. mamazahava says

    I just love Bert….he’s kinda cool in a nerdy way. Does his own thing. Just like me.
    And you should see me do “The Pigeon!”

  9. mamazahava says

    Also, I already subscribe to your RSS feed and FB too! Love you!

  10. My favorite character is Mr. Snuffleupagus (Rivky you stole my character! hehe)….I remember watching Follow that Bird over and over again with him in it. (also I subscribe to your feed via facebook and I tweeted about the contest 😛 )

  11. I tweeted your pre-written tweet to enter for the DVDs.

  12. I also loved Snuffy!

  13. I also have been receiving your emails

  14. Rechelle says

    Im a big fan of Grover. Love the book There is a monster at the end of this book

  15. just tweeted 🙂

  16. Heidi Slurzberg says

    Love the bird- Big Bird, that is 🙂

  17. Heidi Slurzberg says

    I subscribed to KOAB updates a while ago and love your creative ideas and money savings tips.

  18. stephanie says

    Snuffleupagus back when he was imaginary.

  19. We would love these DVDs! My daughter loves the one we got her for Hannukah. I am a big bird fan.

  20. I am a subscriber in google reader.

  21. (Now I am going to show how old I am.) My favorite character was Mr. Hooper. I still miss him. Oh, I also loved Grover as a waiter and the unnamed, bald muppet doing old Borshe Belt routines–“Waiter, I can’t eat this soup…”

  22. My favorite character growing up was The Count!!

  23. Chani Czeladnicki says

    Guy Smiley!

  24. I love Cookie Monster!

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

  25. subscribed in my google reader

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

  26. tweeted as @eema2boys

    mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

  27. I like Ernie and his Barbazoni!

  28. Definitely snuffelupugus!

  29. I like Oscar the Grouch.

  30. I subscribe via google reader. Thanks for the giveaway! And early chag sameach!

  31. Baby Bear and Prairie Dawn.

  32. Oscar and/or Moishe Ufnik.
    Telling it like it is!

  33. I subscribe to your feed and emails.

  34. rochel S. says


  35. I like Abby, but my daughter loves Elmo.

  36. We love Elmo!!! and we would love the DVDs

  37. chana seff says

    i have signed on to the email list please add me to win this my kids would love it!

  38. Happy to provide the info if we win. I’m going to go with Big Bird.

  39. My fav is Moshe Oofnik. And I bet he hates that.

  40. I follow on RSS, FB and Twitter 😉

  41. tweeted!

  42. I like the COOKIE MONSTER, as long as the cookies are KOSHER!

  43. I like Bert. He’s so misunderstood. 😉

  44. I subscribe via RSS Feed.

  45. ooo – this is fun. i’m going to pick Kippy HaKipod from the original Shalom Sesame series (and maybe from Rechov Sumsum too – it’s been a while since i’ve watched that). every neighborhood needs a friendly porcupine!

  46. just tweeted abt it! @ilanagarber

  47. ok, subscribed to email too!

  48. I love elmo

  49. I retweeted.

    I love Elmo

  50. Fan of Grover