The Jewish Innovation
We are currently in pre-production and gearing up to shoot this summer in both Los Angeles and Israel! We’ve been honored with a Six Points Fellowship and are currently fundraising in order to make the most awesomely epic web series of all time. Please contribute what you can and watch your Karma points go through the roof. Every Shekel counts!
For more info please visit; www.dudewheresmychutzpah.com
In today’s Jewish practice, there are often strict parameters in what it means to be Jewish. i.e.: “being Jewish means going to this place at this time and reciting this prayer not eating this” Therefore we are taught to believe being Jewish is about what you CAN’T do. The purpose of this project is TO SHOW how self-empowering it can be to define your own spiritual identity. How Religion can be a springboard in helping you understand society, the environment, and most importantly the voice within.
“Dude, where’s my Chutzpah?” will use a multi platform approach in order to engage the young thriving Jewish Los Angeles Community. The interactive website will serve as a virtual home base; displaying resources, engaging content, and most importantly encouraging fans to actively contribute their own ideas and experiences. The site will also feature a Chutzpah Podcast which includes Jessie’s interviews with some of L.A.’s most innovative Jewish figures! This is just the beginning people, with your help the “Chutzpah” movement will spread faster than head lice at summer camp!
“Dude, Where’s my Chutzpah?” is an exploration in identity, and community, and spirituality; all balls that I juggle on a daily basis. My goal with this project is to create work that can both entertain and inspire an audience to search for their own “real” reality; that part of themselves that may not necessarily get nourished on a daily basis. My dream is for the series to serve as a Zeitgeist for Jewish Identity in L.A. and beyond and inspire everyone to find their own Chutzpah!