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30minute-Seder™ ...In The News

30minute-Seder supports the Jewish Women International's National Library Initiative
Thank you so much to 30 Minute Seder for its contribution to Jewish Women International's National Library Initiative. JWI is committed to creating 100 brand-new children's libraries in battered women's shelters and crisis centers across the United States. Your contribution helps make this ambitious goal a reality. Our goal is attainable and in sight because of support from contributors like 30miute-Seder.
Your gift to JWl's National Library Initiative will be felt by so many women and their children who are living in this shelter. Your contribution funds JWI's commitment to put, creating much needed "safe havens" for these children. Each of these libraries is a warm and welcoming environment for children whose lives are overturned by violence -promoting literacy, generating comfort and instilling hope in wounded hearts .

30minute-Seder announces new call-center to provide customer assistance and is now taking phone orders

Order by phone now available along with improved customer service support line
30minute-Seder has improved and expanded its customer service to include phone orders and technical assistance.  And it’s located in the US!  As of December 13, 2009, you can place your order toll free by phone by calling 877.669.3030.  Our operators are standing by to take your order M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm EST.  And of course, you can still order online 24/7 on 30minuteSeder.com. 
Need help with your download?  Check out our new and improved FAQ/ support section.  Rather talk to a support specialist?  Call our toll free customer service line at 877.669.3030 and just say, “Help!”  It’s available order M-F 8:00am – 5:00pm EST.

30minute-Seder™ Supports Jewish Day Schools...
RAVSAK, the organization for Jewish day schools, is having their first ever unified conference in January and 30minute-Seder™ has been invited to lend support to this very important, ground-breaking event.  “Education funding of all types has become hard to come by due to the current economic climate.  It is our privilege to help the teachers of these wonderful schools by providing a fun, educational activity for their younger students”, says Rob Kopman, Publisher of 30minute-Seder™.

To help sponsor the conference, 30minute-Seder™ will be donating downloads of our Chanukah and Passover coloring placemats.  All teachers attending the conference will be given special access to go online and download any of our placemats and print them out in-house.  For Chanukah, there are 6 different pictures to color including a “make your own dreidle” kit.  For Passover, there are 6 different pictures to color including our favorite- Let My People Go! depicting Moses leading the Jewish slaves to freedom. 

Professional and lay leaders from Jewish day schools from across the spectrum of practice will come together in a first-ever unified educational conference this coming January 2010 in the Metropolitan New York area. Jointly planned by  RAVSAK: The Jewish Community  Day School Network, the Institute for University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University, the Solomon Schechter Day School Association, and PARDeS: The Progressive Association of Reform Day Schools, the shared conference represents ground-breaking work in cost-effectiveness and community building among Reform, Conservative, Community and Orthodox day schools.

30minute-Seder Haggadah now in the Library of Congress...

On July 9, 2009, 30minute-Seder™ was accepted into the Library of Congress as a recognized book in the category of Judaica.  We received a phone call from the Library of Congress' librarian requesting two copies of our Haggadah for their collection in the Jefferson and Adams reading rooms.  We've sold over 100,000 copies in the last three years, but it's still nice to be recognized by such a prestigious institution.

30minute-Seder making Passover fun and safe for kids...
30minute-Seder™ is taking a stand for children’s safety by ensuring that all of our kids products are made right here in the USA.
We have a line of kids gifts that include Passover coloring  placemats and Seder table coloring placecards, which of course include crayons. “Parents are very concerned about potential health issues with foreign made crayons.  We felt it was our responsibility to customers to provide the most kid-safe products we could manufacture.” explained Rob Kopman, author and publisher of 30minute-Seder™. “Sure it ended up costing a little more to produce, but the fact that our customers can shop for their children with confidence far outweighed that fact, and we’re proud to be able to make these products in our own country.”

Large print version of 30minute-Seder™ receives accolades...
We knew it was easier to read and we knew the illustrations looked even better in a larger format, but we never expected so many families to buy our large print version last season.  We’ve received so many emails from our customers telling us how much they liked the large print version.  They say it’s a really nice thing for the leader of their Seder as well as for us older folks that normally need reading glasses.  The 30minute-Seder™ large print Haggadah is available in only a few of our retail outlets, but they’re always available at 30minuteseder.com!  Only $9.95.

Haggadah now part of the Harvard Library catalog...
30minute-Seder has now become a part of the Harvard library catalog.  Located in the Harvard Depository-Consult Judaica Division, 30minute-Seder™ is now available for reference use only, to all Harvard students wishing to research Judaica.