Join Bible Raps in cultivating new Virtual Workshop Providers

$12,000   raised
GOAL: $12,000

43

 Donors

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

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The Challenge and our Solution

Over the past 9 years, Bible Raps has traveled across the country conducting over 400 workshops to create original rap songs and accompanying music videos and our surveys testify to their powerful impact on Jewish identity.

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While we would love to visit every classroom around the country and share our workshop in person, we’re only a small team and haven’t figured out how to be in multiple places at once. But we HAVE figured out a great solution to bring the Bible Raps Experience into EVERY classroom that wants us at a very reasonable cost – the Bible Raps Virtual Workshop!

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We need YOUR help to launch our training program for the first round of Bible Raps Virtual Workshop Providers. Your contributions will go toward curriculum design, studio setup, facilitation of our leadership development program, as well as marketing and distribution of the workshop. With the Virtual Workshop, Bible Raps will be able to reach 20x as many participants with our Providers as we can now, bringing Torah to a multitude more eager students!

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Why the Virtual Workshop is Necessary

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We find that students who are uninterested in traditional Jewish education methods are surprisingly excited about Bible Raps workshops and look forward to them all year long! We want everyone to enjoy Jewish learning and feel deeply connected to Jewish values and identity and know that some students learn differently than others. Our virtual workshop is a great way to engage those students who are less interested or excited about traditional religious school learning, but do very well with our approach. The 5th-10th graders who participate in the virtual workshop will come away with stronger ties to Judaism and a greater appreciation for text-based learning – not to mention an original rap music video!

Too often, we have to turn down schools because of the high cost of travel and in-person gatherings. With this Virtual Workshop we can provide the Bible Raps Experience at a reasonable cost without sacrificing anything in the content and end product.

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And lastly, training Virtual Workshop Providers is a leadership development opportunity for our pilot of 15 teachers. While imparting our knowledge of Bible Raps techniques for rap creation and education, we will train these teachers to work with kids in identity development and memory creation. The cohort will improve their skills in music appreciation and come out of the training with an increased knowledge of text-based learning and teaching techniques. They will also be able to earn additional revenue as religious school teachers without leaving their home. These are skills that will travel with them wherever they go.

How your Contributions will be Used

Funding received from this campaign will go toward the curriculum design for the Virtual Workshop Providers, the virtual studio setup so that we can shoot videos to facilitate both the trainings as well as the workshop we are asking our providers to run, facilitation of our leadership development program, as well as marketing and distribution. We will also be providing a stipend to the first cohort of teachers as they are an integral part of making this program work at 10 different schools across the country.

This campaign is being spearheaded by a member of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation network and has been awarded a matching grant. Schusterman is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community and the broader world. Learn more about the Foundation here.

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

This campaign receives the funds directly as soon as the funds are processed.

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2016-09-01
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2016-08-31
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2016-08-29
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2016-08-08
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"In honor of your newest arrival! Mazel tov"
2016-08-08
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2016-08-07
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2016-08-07
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2016-07-28
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"MC Matt and Bible Raps is the best! Excited for the future of this amazing project!"

Join Bible Raps in cultivating new Virtual Workshop Providers

$12,000   raised
GOAL: $12,000

43

 Donors

Campaign by
Bible Raps
PA, USA

Designed to make Judaism more appealing and accessible through original albums, the creation of student-generated rap songs & eye-catching music videos, Bible Raps educates and inspires Jewish children, teenagers and adults to see Judaism as a living & breathing experience, fostering a generation of young adults that self-identify with Jewish wisdom & heritage. We use hip-hop, as well as cutting edge technology and culture, to revitalize Torah texts , making text-based education appealing & accessible. Born from a desire to engage Hebrew school classes on a deeper & more contemporary level, Bible Raps has now reached tens of thousands of young people with Torah-rich performances & workshops.

  • Moses Def
    1 claimed

    Thank you for your support! We will publicly share our gratitude with a thank you tweet and facebook shoutout.

  • Missy Elohim
    5 claimed

    We appreciate your support! As thanks, we would love to send you one of our new albums - you choose!

  • Meshugga Hill Gang
    2 claimed

    You deserve some love! We will send you a SIGNED copy of the album of your choice.

  • Dr. Dreidel
    3 claimed

    Thank you for your support! You will receive BOTH albums, Best Bible Rapper Alive AND Matt Bar Mitzvah.

  • Vanilla Isaac
    10 claimed

    We appreciate your support! To show our gratitude, Matt will personally answer any question you have in a written rap response.

  • Kugel and the Gang
    2 claimed

    Todah Rabah (thank you very much)! We will send you BOTH albums AND our catalog of music videos.

  • MC Hebrew Hammer
    2 claimed

    You really know how to show the love! We’ll return the favor by sending you a SIGNED copy of BOTH albums, specially released for this campaign.

  • P. Yiddy
    2 claimed

    Thank you for your support! We’d love to send you BOTH albums, our catalog of music videos AND a personalized rap response to any question you may have for the Bible Rapper.

  • Will.I.Am.That.I.Am
    0 claimed

    You’re rockin’ the support! We’d love to offer you a Virtual Workshop session with Matt, where you (and up to 4 friends) will create your OWN original rap song.

  • Bris Cross
    2 claimed

    We appreciate everything you do! Let Bible Raps come to you for an in-person workshop to create your original rap song or a performance for up to 20 people.

  • Biggie Schmaltz
    2 claimed

    We can’t thank you enough! But we can try with an in-person workshop and performance as well as a music video of your original rap song produced by YOU.

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