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Shaboom! online series on Jewish values premieres in April

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – “Shaboom!”, a 10-part animated web series for children, produced by G-dcast, premiers Wednesday, April 6, with an episode themed “Hachnasat Orchim — Welcoming Guests.” Combining elements of children’s television with wisdom from the Jewish tradition, Shaboom! teaches everyday values to children through magic, comedy and songs. Each episode is accompanied by a separate video for parents that delves into each episode’s value.

“We are bringing what we love about great kids’ entertainment to Jewish education,” says Sarah Lefton, executive director of G-dcast. “We listened to parents when they told us that they want Judaism that goes beyond the holidays—what they care about is getting through the everyday and raising mensches—great people. Shaboom! shares strategies for bringing the family closer together, and for promoting courage, kindness, gratitude and other social and emotional learning that is key in early child development.”

Major partners include the Union for Reform Judaism, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, JCC Association, Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the PJ Library Alliance, and InterfaithFamily, among many others. G-dcast also is working with Jewish organizations around the country to organize local screenings of Shaboom! episodes for families.

To view the Shaboom! promo visit g-dcast.com/shaboom

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