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Are the Fountainheads my answer?

Last week after the release of Aish's terrible "Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages" video, I asked: Where are the progressive Jewish viral videos? Are the Ein Prat Fountainheads my answer?

According to their website, the Fountainheads are a group of young Israeli singers, dancers, and artists, who have have joined forces to create new Jewish artistic content for today's Jewish world. Their Rosh Hashanah video, "Dip Your Apple," (sung to the tune of Shakira's "Waka Waka")received nearly two million views on Youtube. The performers are all graduates and students of the Ein Prat Academy for Leadership, which brings together Israeli students, women and men, secular and religious, from across the political spectrum.

Shani Lachmish, graduate of Ein Prat and one of the lead singers of the group, told Shalom Life:

Our goal is to produce fun and meaningful music videos that put smiles on people's faces and help them connect with their Jewishness in new ways. We also want to showcase the diverse, vibrant and highly-engaged Israeli-Jewish identity that is emerging in our generation of Israelis today.

I wonder if there are any North American groups doing similar work making videos. If you have any to share, link them in the comments!

Also: The Fountainheads will be performing in New York City December 17, Greenwhich, CT, December 18, Newton, MA December 20, and Portland, ME, December 21. Check their website for details.

How to cite this page

Berkenwald, Leah. "Are the Fountainheads my answer?." 13 December 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on July 25, 2014) <http://jwa.org/blog/are-fountainheads-my-answer>.

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