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.
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.
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.
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.
-Yael Greenberg & Micha’el Miller