Jewish Food For Thought: The Animated Series, written and animated by Hanan Harchol, is a collection of animated shorts that teach Jewish ethics to adults and teens using thought provoking and funny conversations between animated versions of Hanan and his Israeli parents. Each episode focuses on a particular theme such as forgiveness, love, or gratitude, distilling major Jewish teachings on that theme into engaging conversation. The series offers a fresh approach to accessing and applying thousands of years of Jewish wisdom to contemporary life.
Each episode has an accompanying downloadable study guide, written by Rabbi Leora Kaye or Beth Huppin, that may be used to facilitate continued conversation and study after watching an episode. To receive a DVD of the series, or for questions or comments, please contact us via the link above.
HARCHOL’S ESSAY IN REFORM JUDAISM MAGAZINE: Click here to read Hanan Harchol’s essay in Reform Judaism Magazine, describing Harchol’s personal journey that led to this project. http://www.reformjudaism.org/lost-found-animators-tale
SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITION: Hanan Harchol: Jewish Food For Thought, at the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, New York, October 2013 through June 2014, catalogued, solo exhibition features Harchol’s entire animated series, and other artworks. Following the exhibition in New York, the exhibit will travel to museums around the country. MORE
Review of the Exhibition in THE JEWISH WEEK by Sandee Brawarsky: