Rosh Hashana Giveaway Week, Day #2: Shalom Sesame High Holiday Set

Shalom Sesame has just released two new DVDs in time for the High Holidays: The Sticky Shofar and Monsters in the Sukkah. The Shalom Sesame DVDs were so popular with readers at Purim time, that I asked the good Shalom folks if they’d be willing to give away another set — and guess what they said?! 🙂

In the Sticky Shofar, Avigail discovers that honey is sweet — but very, very sticky. Grover, Avigail and Brosh learn a valuable lesson in friendship and forgiveness, just in time to start the new year right!

In Monsters in the Sukkah, Avigail and Brosh’s plans to welcome their guests come crashing down with their sukkah. (I guess they didn’t have a The Sukkah Project sukkah ;-).) Of course, with a little help from their Sesame friends, all will be well- just in time for the chag!

Our kids are really enjoying these sweet DVDs – the Hebrew is authentic (which is pretty important me!), and they are full of wonderful cross-cultural references to these special holiday times. I especially love the cameos from all the traditional Sesame Street characters – as well as, of course, the return of lovable little Avigail (she’s my favorite).

In fact, even though it’s usually my two-year old daughter asking for Elmo (her name for all Sesame characters) — while my almost 6- and 8-year old sons kvetch about not watching Transformers — the older ones are sitting riveted while their sister is off playing with her toys.

In other words, elementary school-age kids might not be the target audience, but they certainly do enjoy these Shalom Sesame DVDs! (And even this kid-at-heart mom enjoys them as well – a huge plus for any kids’ DVD in my book.)

If you would like to win this two-DVD set of Shalom Sesame for the High Holidays, please simply leave a comment on this post with the name of your favorite kids’ DVD.

Sorry, but this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Each day this week, I am hosting one (and in some cases two) Rosh Hashana giveaways. The giveaways will be open until next Tuesday, September 20 at 11:59 CST. The winners of all the giveaways will be announced next Wednesday.

Disclaimer: Shalom Sesame provided me with one copy of each of these DVDs to facilitate my review. Shalom Sesame’s U.S. distributor will provide and ship the DVD set directly to the winner. I was not otherwise compensated for running this giveaway. All positive opinions of Shalom Sesame are my own.


  1. My daughter loves dora, uncle moishy, and agent emes. She loved the clips from Shalom Sesame! thanks!

  2. Favorite right now is an Elmo movie. Would love to add these to the collection!

  3. My daughter’s favorite thing she’s watching (okay, it’s Netflix not a DVD LOL) is Nanny 911….I don’t know why!

  4. My kids love Cars movie!

  5. My nieces favourite video is Harold and the Purple crayon. Loves it!

  6. I love all of the Magic Schoolbus and Muppets

  7. My kids do not normally watch them but Uncle Moishy gets played in our house once a century or so.

  8. We love Shabbat Shalom Grover and would be sooooo psyched to win this one!

  9. seseme street!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I want my daughter’s favorite to be “Between the Lions” because she is learning to read. But she wants to watch Electric Company (new version) on PBS Kids.

  11. My kids actually love Shalom Sesame. We have the entire original series on 12 VHS from when I was little. Many of them are now poor quality and have worn out from so many views. My kids also love Toy Story (all 3!) Also, anything from PBS kids is generally a hit.

  12. My son isn’t quite old enough for vidoes yet (he’s under 3 months) but I think my favorite from my childhood would have to be Disney’s Cinderella. I’m trying to figure out if anyone still sells VHS players, so that I can just steal all the old Disney movies from my parents!

  13. Looks cute! My kids’ favorite DVDs are Disney movies, especially 101 Dalmatians and The Aristocats.

  14. elmo

  15. My toddler loves anything Barney or Elmo but I think Barney is her true favorite.

  16. Elmo’s World!!

  17. Eva Sandorfy says

    My grandchildren loves dora, uncle moishy,dudu fisher.

  18. Lauren Gerofsky says

    My favorite may be the one of many, many Thomas stories in a row. It kept my now teenage son so happy again, and again, and again, wehn he was a preschooler. He and I also loved the DVD of Cats on Broadway.

  19. Mary Poppins!

  20. We love Ratatouille!

  21. Toy Story is the current favorite!

  22. My 4 year old loves Thomas and Word World. I think that he will LOVE these as much as my 14 year old loved the earlier edition.

  23. national geographic kids dvd

  24. Our favorite is my 2 DVD set of classic sesame street clips and songs. All the really great stuff from my childhood, before and after. My two year old is loving watching both the old and the new stuff and so is her Ima!!

  25. Barbie princess and the pauper

  26. We love the classic and updated versions of Shalom Sesame.

  27. bob the builder or any superhero cartoon the library has that day

  28. Dan Zanes is a favorite here.

  29. My boys have a love of anything Agent Emes, and a side fling going on with Shaun the Sheep.

  30. just asked my son, who said: splish splash thomas ! we have a few DVDs in the shalom sesame series and they are great.

  31. My kids are obsessed with Cars!

  32. My three year old LOVES Kipper- it’s a British dog and the videos are as pareve as you can get. We stream them from Netflix. She’s seen everyone one many times over and still gets deep belly laughs when Kipper or his friends do something silly.

  33. Malkali

  34. My children adore the muppets and The Muppet Movie must come with us whenever we go out of town.

  35. Actually, Shalom Sesame – usually clips from the internet!

  36. She doesn’t really watch videos yet, but her grandma secretly showed her clips of Sesame Street, and now she knows all of the characters…. and is obsessed with some of them!

  37. We are big Sesame Street fans, but the video my boys liked growing up was the Sesame Street one called,”Follow That Bird.” I just purchased it on a DVD for my grandson.

  38. My daughter loves Dora the Explorer.

  39. Anything with Arthur

  40. Anything with Elmo! She loves her Sesame Street and Shalom Sesame videos. We’ve memorized them all!

  41. My favorite kids DVD is the Fraggle Rock Complete Series set. I would love to win this Shalom Sesame set for my family! Thank you for the great giveaway! 🙂

  42. My kids don’t watch TV, but they love to watch videos on youtube. Sesame Street is their favorite!! This would be perfect.

  43. My 2.5 year old son is obsessed with all things and DVDs Thomas the Train. I have a feeling his little sister will like all things that big brother likes, by the looks of things so far!

  44. My kids love curious george and dora

  45. My kids’ favorite “DVD” is their own home movies – I saved a few onto a hard drive connected to the TV and they can watch themselves grow up – they love it.

  46. elmos my daughters favorite

  47. right now its wiggles

  48. I love Shalom Sesame and also some of the Israeli children’s dvds.

  49. My daughter loves Caillou

  50. michelle geil says

    Oh those wiggles!