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 silly songs. The fall episodes for season 1 premiere online September 7. The theme of the first episode is Taking Care of Nature (Bal Tashchit, in Hebrew).
Called “A ‘Little Einsteins,’ For Little Mensches” by The Jewish Week, Shaboom! is perfect for families with preschoolers, especially those looking for fun and accessible Jewish content around the High Holidays. Episodes feature the “magical sparks” Gabi & Rafael who work to fix the world, while focusing on that episode’s theme. Along with the episodes for kids (about 8 minutes each), additional videos for parents (2 minutes each; released later this fall) delve into the different Jewish values explaining “what’s Jewish” and giving parents the tools and confidence to model the values. Resource videos will teach crafts, songs and communications strategies for parents and caregivers.
BimBam is a nonprofit new media company whose goal is to make Jewish literacy accessible to everyone interested in learning, and to create positive attitudes about Jewish values and behaviors. Each of our contributing donors is passionate about the power of digital media to engage people in Jewish learning and life.