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For press inquiries, contact Sarah Lefton at 415-935-4565 or sarah@bimbam.com

Press Releases

BimBam announces new show for preschoolers, Shaboom! (4/6/16)

Shaboom! is a 10-part web series from G-dcast that combines the best of children’s TV and Jewish tradition to make learning fun.

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Shaboom! Online Animated Series for Kids Launches Today on Jewish Value of “Welcoming Guests”

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Quick Facts

Unique Media Production Group
Produced over 300 animated videos, 12 apps and 11 live action shorts

Strong Global YouTube Presence
Over 10 Million Views on YouTube with subtitles in many languages

Free Family-friendly Apps
70,000 individuals and families have used BimBam apps

Extensive Educator Network
5,000+ registered educators using lesson plan materials, free downloads, curriculum templates and 70+ teachers’ guides

Renowned Contributors
Including Randi Zuckerberg, Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik, Rabbi Joseph Telushkin amongst many more bestselling authors, creative artists and visionary educators

Strong Foundation
Sarah Lefton, founder of BimBam (Formerly G-dcast), began her career in educational digital media at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, and went on to produce projects for The New York Times on the Web, the Village Voice, Princess Cruises, and several robotics companies. She started the clothing brand JewishFashionConspiracy.com and blogged about Jewish and secular arts and culture for Jewschool and the San Francisco Chronicle.

Sought After Experts
Featured in conferences, programs and festivals worldwide including:

  • Limmud UK
  • National Jewish Day School conference
  • NewCAJE
  • The ROI Summit
  • 140 Characters Conference
  • Toronto, San Francisco, LA, Seattle Jewish Film Festivals
  • Episcopalian Faith Formation, Christianity 21 conferences
  • Jewish Funders Network
  • Jewish Federations of North America: General Assembly, Tribefest, NCSY Youthcon

High Performing Staff
G‑dcast team is from Pixar, Apple, several Hollywood production companies and leading Jewish nonprofit organizations.

Solid Philanthropic Commitment
A myriad of foundations, individual funders and giving circles have supported BimBam including:

  • Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
  • The Crown Family
  • Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco
  • Joshua Venture Group
  • The Koret Foundation
  • Jewish Community Federation of the Greater East Bay
  • The Covenant Foundation
  • Upstart Bay Area
  • Natan Fund
  • ROI Community
  • The Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Peleh Fund
  • Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley

Award-Winning
Five-time-selected participant in Slingshot, an annual compilation resource guide to Jewish Innovation.

Sarah Lefton was named one of the Forward 50 most influential Jews, is a recipient of the Joshua Venture Group fellowship for Jewish social entrepreneurs and was awarded the Covenant Foundation’s 2012 Pomegranate Prize for emerging Jewish educators.

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