Puppet Jonah & The Whale!

$1,826   raised
GOAL: $2,160

4 days to go

25

 Donors

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Shalom!

We’re Bagel Monster Productions, and we’re raising money to fund our Book of Jonah short video for the High Holy Days 5781! We’re looking to engage meaningfully with Torah text and help others to do so as well. We are also looking to make quality content for the platforms people are learning on in today’s world – the internet has the potential to be a strong educational tool when used for good.

There aren’t many people like us. We are people with an extensive skill set of both Torah and Puppet wisdom, and we want to share our unique style and approach to storytelling.

The Impact

More people are online now than ever, and we want to be there with quality content for children and adults who are children at heart. Puppets encourage us to use our imagination to bring them to life, and their use in storytelling is as old as time! They just make a better mirror for humanity than humans. We think they’re perfect for bridging the gap between past and present, and making tales of morality accessible to all ages.

The Funds

We are creating high-quality content that is borne from our years of education and experience. As much as we are doing this out of love, we can’t do it for free. We will compensate ourselves for the hours put into planning, creating, and editing content, and producing the donor rewards. (In case you need a Jewish continuity argument to justify your expenditure: If we are ever going to have Jewish babies and send them to summer camp, we need your support.)

Puppets, props, and backdrops – they don’t grow on trees! We will acquire and/or make what we can.

The Timeline

For our Puppet Jonah and the Whale project, we are planning an exclusive pre-release viewing window for all donors on Motzei Shabbat into Sunday (9/26-9/27), in time for Yom Kippur 2020/5781. On Yom Kippur afternoon (Mountain Time), our video will be broadcast exclusively on the Bonai Shalom livestream in Boulder, CO – but anyone can tune in! We’ll make the link available closer to the date. The video will then be released to the general public for your break-fast enjoyment after Yom Kippur (9/28).

 

Thanks so much for your time.

L’Shana Tova!

-Yael Greenberg & Micha’el Miller

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More Ways to Learn About this Cause

  • September 16, 2020 9:30 am

    Hi everyone,

    Wow! We are so excited and so grateful for the outpouring of support for our project. Thank you to all of the friends, family and community members for gathering around us in this.

    Thanks to your generosity, we were able to confidently start filming this week.

    Mikey Monster is so happy and thrilled that he has work, he recorded a special behind-the-scenes message for you!

    https://youtu.be/GiN5uSw3YyY

2020-09-18
Anonymous donor
"Great project!"
2020-09-18
Anonymous donor
"Wishing you much success!"
2020-09-17
Ruth Elkins
$25
"Michael, May you reach your goal and achieve your dreams."
2020-09-16
Anonymous donor
2020-09-16
Anonymous donor
$36
2020-09-16
Max Alpert
$20
"Looking forward to the show!"
2020-09-16
Sima and Allan Greenberg
"Wishing everyone a new year of health and creativity and joy and prosperity and participation in "tikkun olam b'malchut shaddai""
2020-09-15
Anonymous donor
2020-09-15
Anonymous donor
2020-09-15
Anonymous donor
$18
"So exciting!"
2020-09-15
Anonymous donor
$100
2020-09-15
Many Donuts
"Break A Leg"
2020-09-14
Susanne S Seme
$50
"In support of all your work and dedication Michael Miller."
2020-09-14
Rabbi Marc
"Thanks for your fishy creativity"
2020-09-14
Anonymous donor
$36
"Wow, wow, wow! This is BRILLIANT! Thank you for sharing your gifts with your fellow Jews and the whole world! I'm excited to watch IYH, and will be cheering you on until then!"
2020-09-14
Anonymous donor
$10
"May you have much success!"
2020-09-14
Anonymous donor
2020-09-14
Bradley Lindeman-Wyner
$36
2020-09-14
Amy Linden
$36
2020-09-14
Amy, Jason & Jenna
"More power to you Mikey and crew!! <3<3<3"
2020-09-14
Kaylee Barrett
"So proud of you, Micheal! Wishing you and everyone involved the best!"
2020-09-14
Justine Zapin
$36
"Yay play ♥️"
2020-09-14
Anonymous donor
$25
"Best of luck Michael!!!"
2020-09-14
Teddy Churchill
$96
2020-09-13
Aryeh Canter
$18
"We should be blessed to see the healing of the world and moshaich now."

Puppet Jonah & The Whale!

$1,826   raised
GOAL: $2,160

4 days to go

25

 Donors

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Bagel Monster Productions
CO, USA

We are a Jewish puppetry duo based in Boulder, CO. Inspired by our love of Judaism and Jim Henson, our company seeks to weave together our diverse backgrounds in Torah and Puppets to bring quality online Jewish content to families and individuals this holy day season - and beyond!

  • Sardine
    2 claimed

    You’ll get a THANK YOU email from the star, Mikey Monster!

  • Herring
    4 claimed

    Your name in credits (donate by 12pm ET 9/27 for this) + Thank You email from Mikey Monster!

  • Whitefish
    8 claimed out of 25 available

    Your name in the credits (donate by 12pm ET 9/27 for this), and a special, personalized, hand-written THANK YOU via USPS from Mikey Monster (include recipient name and address for this).

  • Gefilte
    4 claimed out of 10 available

    Your name in the credits (donate by 12pm ET 9/27 for this), a hand-written THANK YOU via USPS from Mikey Monster (include recipient name and address for this), and a special personalized video message.

  • Lox
    0 claimed out of 10 available

    Producer credit (donate by 12pm ET 9/27 for this), a hand-written THANK YOU via USPS from Mikey Monster (include recipient name and address for this), and a 15-minute Zoom call with Mikey Monster.

  • Tuna
    1 claimed out of 3 available

    THANK YOU - This nets you the LOX tier + a collaborative appearance (up to 30 minutes) from BMP for your organization or special event.

  • The Whale
    0 claimed out of 1 available

    THANK YOU - You'll net an Executive Producer credit, the LOX tier, and we will either collaborate with you to create a unique, live digital performance for a service or special event (up to 60 minutes), OR include you in our next production.

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