Get ready to fix the world with our Jewish animated cartoon series for kids.

Shaboom! is an animated series for Jewish kids and the people who love them.

Shaboom! combines the very best elements of children’s television with wisdom from Jewish traditions to teach everyday values through magic, comedy and silly songs. 

“We are bringing what we love about great kids’ entertainment to Jewish education,” Sarah Lefton, Creative Director and Founder says. “I listened to so many parents tell me that they want a Judaism that goes beyond the holidays. I have kids, so I know—holidays are great, but what busy moms and dads care about is getting through the everyday.”

Shaboom! features “magical sparks” Gabi & Rafael who work to fix the world by helping out a regular family that makes a lot of meshuga (silly) mistakes. Each 10 minute episode focuses on a variety of everyday values like gratitude, saying I’m sorry, or helping others, plus teaches Hebrew vocabulary words with silly songs and goofy chants.

We Are Family: Jewish Mizrahi Folktale for Kids

Watch this episode of Shaboom: Plotz Landing as Gabi and Rafael slide into a Jewish folktale and help two brothers learn about love and the appreciation of family. And along the way they learn the words to Hinei Ma Tov, a Jewish song about peace.

Enjoy another similar folktale from PJ Library with “One City, Two Brothers.” 

Raise the Roof: Jewish Chelm Folktale for Kids

Watch this episode of Shaboom: Plotz Landing as Gabi and Rafael slide into a Jewish folktale and help an indecisive and wacky community build a synagogue. Along the way they learn some important Jewish vocabulary: the Yiddish word “shul” and the Hebrew word “beit knesset”.

Enjoy another wacky folktale from PJ Library with “Chanukah in Chelm.” 

Content leadership, distribution support and resource development for Shaboom! provided by:

Logo of The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ) Logo for Jewish Life in Your Life Logo for Jewish Community Centers of North America (JCCA) Logo for Interfaithfamily (IFF) Exploring Jewish Life Jewish Stories & Songs for Families The PJ Library® program sends free Jewish books and music on a monthly basis to children ages 6 months to 8 years

The Shaboom! initiative has been made possible through the generous support of:

the Peleh Fund, the Righteous Persons Foundation, Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the PJ Library® Alliance, The Covenant Foundation, Bernstein Family Foundation (DC), Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley and one anonymous foundation.

Shaboom! parenting video resources have been made possible by Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah:

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