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from our mailbox: we love Fiveish!

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An Oorah-thon viewer from Queens, NY sent us this message:

“I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the Kids’ Fiveish Hour, particularly the questions Fiveish ‘stumped’ the callers with. Too bad that my five year old son, who’s been a major Fiveish fan for about three years now, was already asleep. He would have jumped with excitement at the chance to call in and win a set of Fiveish linen– and he probably would have known almost all the answers too!

Fiveish fan from Queens striking his favorite Fiveish Dance pose           


This year, when I asked him what he wanted to be for Purim, he said “Fiveish!” without even taking a minute to think. Here’s a picture of him striking his favorite Fiveish pose from the Fiveish Dance video.

Thanks for the great kosher entertainment!

P.S. Might I suggest that you add a child-size Fiveish costume to your line of Fiveish products?

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The curtain closes on Auction 2013

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It began on Chanukah with the “Eight Nights, Eight Flights” campaign and ended with a bang on motzei Shabbos with the Oorah-thon. Oorah Auction 2013 is officially over.

This year’s Oorah-thon showcased all of the many Oorah programs and kiruv successes. Longtime host Elchanan Schwartz was joined by Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein, Director of Outreach, Rabbi Avraham Krawiec, TheZone camp director, and Rabbi Avi Schnall, National Director of ChillZone for hours of stimulating discussions punctuated with musical interludes and fascinating interviews.

The night started off at 10 pm with Fiveish Hour. Over 100,000 calls came in for Fiveish, who offered Fiveish linen, the Shmorg 5 or a plush Fiveish to callers who answered a question correctly.

Almost all of Oorah’s many programs were highlighted on air with TheZone campers, Torah Spot attendees, Little Star parents, TorahMates and Yom Tov at TheZone guests sharing their stories.

Dueling Rabbis Avi Davidowitz, who wears many hats at Oorah and TheZone, and Avraham Biderman, Oorah Board member hotly debated the question: FFB vs. BT: who has it easier?

Of course, the night culminated with the drawing of the Auction prizes. See the full list of Auction winners here.

So we say adieu to Auction. See you next year!


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You Gotta Love Those Loyal Fiveish Fans!

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from Fiveish’s fan mail box

See Fiveish live on the Oorah YouTube channel.

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New Fiveish Purim Stickers Arrive at Oorah!

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You can feel it in the air…the tiny stirrings of Purim fever has finally begun!

Buzz about costumes, mishloach manos and family themes has begun.

We have met the demand head-on with our newest edition of Fiveish Purim stickers!

celebrating Purim’s imminent arrival in true Oorah style!

Look out for your own copy – arriving in the mail soon!

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Test Market Lab: Fiveish Linen

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After weeks of gazing longingly at the Fiveish linen in Oorah’s auction book, a couple of super-lucky girls were surprised this week with a package of their very own set!

It was brought home by their mom, an Oorah employee, who often brings home Fiveish-related odds and ends throughout the year. They are used to seeing Fiveish on just about everything – stickers, papers, envelopes, junk paper from misprints, and other office odds and ends. She was thus completely unprepared for their reaction when they saw the actual linen: pure excitement!

Our very own set!






The unboxing was an event on its own. “How do they fit all that Fiveish in that tiny little bag?” one of the girls wanted to know. Good question, kiddo. The bright colors, while vibrant and exciting, are not overwhelming, and the palette is perfect for any bedroom, boy’s and girl’s alike. And the kids were all eyes as the duvet unfolded, revealing the large Fiveish printed on both sides of the fabric.

Too big to fit in the frame!

First things first: after a bit of ogling by fervent admirers, the linen was reluctantly let go of to be put straight into the wash. Hot water, if you please. (This is the test lab, after all.)

Spin cycle: newest step in the Fiveish Dance?





After a while, the fresh and clean Fiveish linen was all ready in the girls’ room. The color faded only the slightest bit, but the fabric was much less stiff than straight out of the package, and was rendered soft enough to sleep on. The little madams came in for a thorough inspection, and needless to say, were tickled pink.


Fiveish! Is! In! Our! Roooooom!!!

The mother of these two girls was simply astounded at how cooperative her daughters were when it came time to get ready for bed. What is normally not even that much of an ordeal became a magically well-oiled machine that propelled these little imps straight into their beds as if they were preprogrammed robots on the highest speed setting. The hardest decision was whether to sleep on the Fiveish eyes side of the pillow sham, or the smiling Fiveish face. (They opted for the eyes.)


Laila tov!

In conclusion, the Fiveish linen comes highly recommended, even from someone whose entire family lives and breathes Fiveish everything, all the time. It would make a great gift for that special little Fiveish fan, and is a great choice of linen for when the grandkids come to visit.

To order your own set of Fiveish linen, visit Oorah’s auction here!

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Shmorg 5 almost here

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Oorah’s multimedia department has been running in overdrive for the past few weeks as the release date for Shmorg 5 draws closer. Unlike previous years, this year’s Shmorg comprises three separate CDs: Shmorg Tales, an exciting Fiveish audio drama; Shmorg Tunes, a soulful musical collection; and Shmorg Tube, an audiovisual DVD with over 4 hours of entertainment and inspiration.

Without giving away too much, we’ll just say that Fiveish himself has been a super-busy character recently with film shootings and recordings taking up much of his waking hours. He’s been hanging out with loads of Jewish celebrities (dare we mention that Lipa’s a fervent Fiveish fan?!)

Shmorg 5 is an exclusive free gift for donors to Oorah’s Auction. Check out the other awesome gifts and prizes at And stay tuned for the latest and greatest in the popular Shmorg collection!

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Fiveish Fan Mail

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letter from Fiveish fan

effusive letter from an enthusiastic Fiveish fan and Shmorg aficionado

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Fiveish-mobile winner collects his prize!

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The Fiveish car has been resting in the parking lot of Oorah’s Lakewood headquarters for the last few weeks, waiting for its winner to come and claim it. Today, he stopped by, amid much pomp and ceremony, and was presented with the key by none other than Fiveish himself!

After a celebratory stop at Glatt Bite, Fiveish-mobile will be heading off to his new home in Brooklyn, with his owner, Bury Gross.


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Fiveishmobile arrives!

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The Fiveishmobile is here, and its winner, R’ Duvy Gross, who has been eagerly anticipating its arrival, is so excited to come pick it up! As you can see from the pictures, this funky little Scion is the coolest thing on wheels. Don’t you wish you could drive it around?

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Fiveish appears in Mishpacha Junior

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Fiveish fans everywhere were delighted to see that the irrepressible five-dollar bill was featured in Mishpacha Jr. magazine last week!

In a piece titled “Fiveish on the Job,” Mishpacha writer Barbara Bensoussan interviewed Elchanan Schwarz about what it’s like playing Fiveish. Luckily for him, he only does the voices and doesn’t have to wear the hot costume.

Get yourself a back issue if you missed this great article!

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