Sunday, April 28, 2013

Lag B'Omer - 49 Facts for 49 Days of the Omer

Today is Lag B'Omer, the 33rd day of the period between Pesach and Shavuot. Around the world, the day is celebrated mainly in Jewish schools with children going on picnics and hikes and playing with toy bows and arrows in the field. In Israel, schools are closed for two days.

At a recent Learning Retreat, Moishe House members collaborated with the G-dcast team of creative film developers to produce a short film, 49 Facts for 49 Days of the Omer. It's a fun film filled with facts (both serious and off-beat) and fast action that captures the spirit of the counting period.

Moishe House is a pluralistic international organization that provides meaningful Jewish experiences to young adults in their 20s. Their innovative model trains, supports and sponsors young Jewish leaders as they create vibrant home-based communities for themselves and their peers.

There are 53 houses worldwide to engage more than 60,000 attendees a year. From Shabbat dinners and Learning Retreats to book clubs and sporting events, residents find ways to connect their peers with community, wherever they are. 

 G-dcast is a non-profit production company dedicated to raising worldwide Jewish literacy using the tools and storytelling style that speak to today’s youth.  

Enjoy the results of their collaboration!

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