The Jewish Innovation
It’s hard to believe, but there are almost NO Jewish comics for children on Amazon, the largest bookseller in the world. Our idea is to put children in Jewish schools all over the world in charge of creating comic books that reflect their own Torah values and unique cultural experiences to generate a large library of Jewish comics for children on Amazon. The sales of these comics will provide a fun, creative outreach tool and a new passive income stream for participating schools. Help make Jewish history! Support Emek Hebrew Academy Teichman Family Torah Center’s innovative project-based learning for Jewish students to “corner the market” in their own niche on Amazon. Every dollar you contribute (up to $1,800) will be matched and DOUBLED!
Help us create a new little piece of Jewish history by building out a brand new section by and for Jewish children on Amazon.com. Imagine the smiles on the faces of our children when they become Amazon best-selling authors. You can be part of making that happen! Our Kosher Comics will encourage students who attend Jewish schools to create Jewish themed comics for their friends who are in public schools. At Emek’s Finder Family Library, our students will explore what excites them about their Jewish experience and integrate their passion into their fun stories. They’ll share both their passion and their knowledge with other Jewish children by giving them copies of the comic books they make. We anticipate that the colorful, quick, and appealing story lines of comics and the personal excitement and connection to their friends will create a new interest, curiosity, and connection to Torah, mitzvahs, and their Jewish identity for both the creators and receivers. In the first year of our project, we anticipate impacting approximately 2,500 children and their families with this new, large, diverse library of Jewish comics created by and for children on Amazon.com. Are you a Jewish educator? Contact us to find out how you can participate! How can you help and encourage our children? Please donate and share Emek’s Kosher Comics campaign with your friends on social media.
What the money is for
You will be helping us purchase 3-5 new Ipads for our library so that the children will not have to wait so long to create their comics, and will provide free comics for our students to give away to their Jewish friends in public schools to encourage them to keep their Jewish flame alive. Your contribution will enable us to pay for technical assistance to help us produce training videos for other Jewish schools to join in our historical initiative to build out a whole new section on Amazon for Jewish comics by and for children. If we receive more than $3,600, we will use the extra money for more Ipads, free comic books, Meet-the-Author visits to other schools and libraries to encourage other children to publish books, and for our scholarship fund.