It’s official: Not only is actor Mayim Bialik coming to Israel to visit with her two young sons, but among the list of seven items she is planning to do in Israel, she listed a meeting with Times of Israel blogger Sarah Tuttle-Singer as her number five, just under eating hummus, visiting the Western Wall, “planning little” and renting a car.
“5. Sarah Tuttle-Singer!
I’m hoping to meet [Kveller] contributing editor Sarah Tuttle-Singer in Israel. I have so much respect for her as a writer and as a divorced mom and I just love the international sisterhood that Kveller has created in our lives.”
Both Bialik and Tuttle-Singer are contributing editors to Kveller, a website for those who “want to add a Jewish twist to their parenting.” They recently co-wrote a post titled “The Top 10 Things We Wish As Divorced Women,” debating the pros and cons of single motherhood.
Bialik was best known for her lead role in the NBC sitcom “Blossom,” and has been nominated for two Emmys for her recurring role as Amy Farrah Fowler, Sheldon’s love interest on CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” In her private life, she holds a PhD in neuroscience, is recently divorced and writes frequently about attachment parenting, veganism and the challenges of being an observant Jew in Hollywood. Tuttle-Singer is an expatriate from Los Angeles who is also a single mother to two young children and writes frequently about her life in Israel.
Bialik’s latest Kveller post, “Mayim Bialik & The Kids Take Israel,” quickly gained traction as interested readers, many of them in Israel, posted comments, inviting Bialik and her sons to visit their homes in Jerusalem, Kibbutz Hanaton and Herzliya, and suggesting speaking engagements. They told her how to prepare for the 14-hour plane ride (buy an iPad for the kids to use)advised on the best tourist sites for kids in Israel. And there were more than a few tour guides offering their services.
At 100 comments and counting, the message was clear: Locals will be on the lookout for Bialik. And nope, she’s not traveling first class.