By Maya Mirsky JWeekly.com BimBam, a Bay Area Jewish media nonprofit known for animated video content that has amused and educated for more than a decade, is shutting down after 11 years. Founder and creative director Sarah Lefton said the award-winning organization, which relies on donors, was closing because there was no longer sufficient funding. “There just isn’t a sustainable model for doing what we do, at this time,” she … [Read more...] about BimBam to Sunset
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By Sarah Lefton Folks may fret about how Jewish education needs to evolve to capture the attention of today’s families, but in fact, it has: online. (At BimBam, we’re biased, we’ve made almost 400 videos teaching everything from “What’s Jewish about Giving,” to “Who was Reish Lakish,” to “why Jews shouldn’t use the phrase Old Testament.”) A couple of years ago, I went to Hadar’s 10th Anniversary Shabbaton in New Jersey, and picked up a free … [Read more...] about What’s Innovative and Explosively Creative? Standards
By Maya Bernstein In 2008, Sarah Lefton realized that the majority of the hip, young, Bay Area Jews she knew sorely lacked a basic knowledge of Jewish stories, characters, and practices. She also realized that they turned to their devices, rather than to books or classes, to get information. So, she decided to put out edgy, educational, easily digestible Jewish content for young adults online. Her product was so successful that not only did it … [Read more...] about Disruptive Collaboration
Shaboom! - the innovative animated web series from BimBam (formerly G-dcast) - is back with five all-new episodes, including one for the High Holidays about “Saying I’m Sorry (Slicha).” With contributors from Sesame Workshop, Amazon Studios, Electronic Arts et al, Disney, and Pixar, Shaboom! combines the best elements of children’s television with wisdom from the Jewish tradition to teach everyday values to children through magic, comedy and … [Read more...] about Shaboom! Online Animated Series for Kids Launches Five New Episodes
San Francisco, CA - Shaboom! - an innovative animated 10-part web series from nonprofit BimBam (formerly G-dcast) - combines the best elements of children’s television with wisdom from the Jewish tradition to teach everyday values to children through magic, comedy and silly songs. The first episode, available now at BimBam.com/shaboom, is on the theme of “Hachnasat Orchim” - Welcoming Guests. The show also available on YouTube. Shaboom! … [Read more...] about Shaboom! Online Animated Series for Kids is Live!