Where community comes together to animate Jewish stories
Since our debut in 2008, hundreds of you have asked: “How can I help make a G‑dcast?” or “What if my students could help make a G‑dcast?”
We listened! In 2012, we premiered STUDIO G-DCAST, a program that brings cohorts together to collaborate on short animated films. So far we have hosted Studio Berkeley, Studio Ramah, Studio Adas Israel and, thanks to a generous grant from The Covenant Foundation, Studio G‑dcast: The Contemporary Jewish Museum, which offered 24 university students the chance to work in chevruta to transform classic Talmud stories into eleven animated shorts and one app.
We’re looking forward to the continued expansion of Studio G‑dcast and excited to turn more G‑dcast fans into filmmakers and app developers. Who knows, maybe the next film we make will be with YOU!
The development of Studio G‑dcast was made possible in part by funds granted by the Covenant Foundation. The statements made and the views expressed in the individual projects, however, are solely the responsibility of the artists.
Studio G‑dcast Apps and Videos
A playful set of answers based on historical rabbinic interpretations to the question, "Why was Abraham chosen to drop everything and lead the Israelites?"
A card matching app made by kids and their parents in a one day workshop in Washington, DC
The Talmud’s famous Oven of Akhnai story, brought to life in music and gorgeous visuals.
A haunting film that tells the classic Talmud tale of Moses and Akiva via traditional Jewish paper cut art.
The timeless Tamludic tale of unlikely friendship between Reish Lakish and Rabbi Yochana told in very a timely hip hop style.
What’s the harm in a little smack talk?
The Talmudic dos and don’ts of party etiquette.
Is evening prayer optional? …or obligatory?
Student Elisha ben Abuya throws away his good guy persona in favor of a more rebellious reputation, with a new name, Acher.
A down-on-his-luck carpenter asks his apprentice for a loan. The apprentice agrees, but only if the carpenter's wife comes to collect the money.
Emperor Antoninus, Rabbi Judah the Prince, and the relationship that carries them from young leaders to elderly BFFs
Menachot 44a is a story that’s got it all—riches, romance, and samurai rabbis.
Rabbi Akiva transforms from shepherd to rabbi, but how instrumental was his wife Rachel to this major shift?
What happens when two rabbinical houses clash on opinions? Radical Rabbis!
A song about sibling relationships
What happens when 12 Ramahniks take over producing a G-dcast short in one summer in Wisconsin?
This animated short was created by the 5th grade students of Yavneh Day School.
A Joyful Jewish History of Meat and Wine
A wild Talmud story about Leviathans and Behemoths...set in a deli