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October 11, 2017
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Haggadot

Custom & Craft is pleased to request proposals for its next Studio Program Cohort generously supported by a Cutting Edge Grant of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The program is designed to help local Jewish content creators maximize their brand presence online through subsidized social media training and video production.  

The yearlong program begins in December 2017, and includes consultation, training and creation of short videos for online platforms.

What is a “content creator”? Anyone with a vision for sharing knowledge, skills, entertainment, or thought leadership in short online formats. It can be a food blogger who shares recipes & cooking demos, a DIY pro teaching new craft ideas, an environmentalist with eco-friendly tips, a Jewish educator explaining holidays, a storyteller, a rabbi, an activist, a musician, etc.

Jewish individuals and organizations in Greater Los Angeles are eligible to apply. Applicants will be chosen based on their concept for an online video series, both in its creativity and feasibility. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & FULL APPLICATION

Applications will be accepted until Friday, November 17, 2017. 

Questions? Email Eileen Levinson, eileen@customandcraft.org

September 22, 2016
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Haggadot

Custom and Craft is seeking a Video Producer to join our Los Angeles Studio. The ideal candidate is a highly creative, organized individual with a record of success in producing quality, short-form videos for the web and social media platforms.

Responsibilities:

- Conceptualizing and developing new video formats for our clients and partners
- Shooting and editing whenever possible, hiring additional freelancers as needed
- Coordinating edit plans, and client approvals
- Maintaining an editorial calendar, assisting partners in timely rollout of content

Required skills:

- Strong communication skills
- Expertise in social media
- Familiarity with Jewish culture and tradition
- 2+ years of experience in video production
- Ability to independently manage multiple project timelines

The position is for 20 - 25 hours per week, starting immediately, with the possibility of full-time employment in the future. Interested applicants should send a resume and work samples to – Eileen@customandcraft.org

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD JOB DESCRIPTION

July 20, 2016
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Haggadot

Custom & Craft is pleased to request proposals for its next Studio Program Cohort generously supported by a Cutting Edge Grant of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The program is designed to help local Jewish content creators maximize their brand presence online through subsidized social media training and video production.  

The yearlong program begins in November 2016, and includes consultation, training and creation of short videos for online platforms.

What is a “content creator”? Anyone with a vision for sharing knowledge, skills, entertainment, or thought leadership in short online formats. It can be a food blogger who shares recipes & cooking demos, a DIY pro teaching new craft ideas, an environmentalist with eco-friendly tips, a Jewish educator explaining holidays, a storyteller, a rabbi, an activist, a musician, etc.

Jewish individuals and organizations in Greater Los Angeles are eligible to apply. Applicants will be chosen based on their concept for a 12-part video series, both in its creativity and feasibility.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION & FULL APPLICATION

Applications will be accepted until Monday, October 17, 2016. 

Questions? Email Wendy Jackler, programmanager@customandcraft.org

January 21, 2016
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Haggadot

Custom and Craft is seeking a Content Manager to join our Los Angeles Studio. The ideal candidate is a highly creative, organized individual with a record of success in communications strategy and social media.

Responsibilities:

- Leading our social media presence and e-mail newsletter
- Managing our client media consulting program
- Writing and editing for video production
- Curating new content for our online library on Customandcraft.org and Haggadot.com
- Assisting in partnership development with Jewish content providers

Required skills:

- Ability to conceptualize and execute social media campaigns
- Strong writing and proofreading skills
- Ability to independently manage multiple project timelines
- A team player with a “Yes-And” personality
- 3+ years of professional experience preferred

This is a part-time position for 20 hours per week, starting immediately. The Content Manager will have the opportunity to engage in all facets of our operations, and will work closely with Eileen Levinson, Founder & Executive Creative Director.

Interested applicants should send a short e-mail and resume to – Eileen@customandcraft.org

September 25, 2015
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Haggadot

Custom & Craft is pleased to announce its new Studio Program generously supported by a Cutting Edge Grant of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The program is designed to help local Jewish organizations maximize their social media and web presence among millennials and young adults.

The yearlong program, which begins November 2015, will include consultation, training and content-creation for online platforms.  The goal of the program is to give the organizations the knowledge and tools to create a more dynamic and engaging social media presence.

Do you know of an organization that could benefit from our new program? Check out the full program description and application here, 

Applications are due Monday, October 26. 

Read more about our program here: http://www.jewishfoundationla.org/grants/grant/custom-and-craft-2015-cut...

September 17, 2015
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Haggadot

Between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, many Jews engage in a ceremony called Tashlich, which means “casting off”. Participants gather at a large body of water and throw pieces of bread, each representing sins or regrets from the past year, to be carried away with the current.

Since 2012, Custom & Craft Founder, Eileen Levinson has shared her own take on this ritual, with a project called The Apologies Exchange.

In the weeks before Yom Kippur, The Apologies Exchange sets up temporary booths at public events, in which participants may post & exchange anonymous notes of apology.

Here's how it works:

Visitors enters the booth to see twenty anonymously written apologies. They are invited to remove one apology of personal resonance and "exchange" it by posting a personal apology of their own. When they leave the booth, they place the anonymous card in a large glass bowl of water. The apology cards, made from rice paper, will slowly dissolve, causing the works to blend and disappear.

The Apologies Exchange is available to bring to your own community. Your may purchase a kit of materials to construct your own booths, or order the cards alone to experience a modified ritual at home. For more information write eileen@customandcraft.org.

March 19, 2015
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Haggadot

Very exciting news over here at Haggadot.com…for this Passover season, we’ve got a new partnership and new specialty Haggadot.  Here are some highlights – for the full press release, click here.

Our specially created and curated Haggadot include:

  • - “Greatest Hits” Haggadah (curated by Haggadot.com team)
  • - The Jewish Women’s Archive Haggadah (created by Jewish Women’s Archive)
  • - The JQ International GLBTQ Haggadah (created by JQ International)
  • - A Haggadah for Justice (social justice and equality content, curated by Haggadot.com team)
  • - The Anonymous Haggadah (created by Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others).

We are also partnering with Michael Hebb and Seder2015, who have provided two additional featured Haggadot and several other supplements and conversations:

  • - The Human Trafficking Haggadah, with partner Polaris Project
  • - The Interfaith Issues Haggadah, with partner Interfaith Family
  • - A recipe collection, edited by NYC chefs and cookbook authors Eli and Max Sussman in partnership with the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles
  • - A compendium of Passover anecdotes, in partnership with Tablet Magazine
  • - A new initiative to expand the conversation about gentrification, in partnership with Repair The World
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October 20, 2014
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Haggadot

From the team behind Haggadot.com comes Custom & Craft, a new site for publishing your own Shabbat services and Jewish celebrations. Soon, you'll be able to mix and match prayers, songs, and artwork for Friday night service, Havdalah, mealtime gatherings, and more. Find out more at http://www.customandcraft.org/.

We are currently accepting submissions for artwork from Jewish artists who wish to engage with ritual and Jewish culture, especially Shabbat. If you have already created such work, we would love to see it and share it with our audience! We can also supply a small fee for artists who create work for us. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our Community Coordinator Melissa Karlin. We would be happy to speak with you more about our website, services and how your artwork will be shared and used in our initiative.

We strongly encourage visual artists, writers and performers to apply. Please submit by providing a link to your portfolio website or images in file attachment to melissa@customandcraft.org

October 20, 2014
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Haggadot

We're honored to be part of the Slingshot Class of 2014-2015! Check out the full article in EJewishPhilanthropy.

April 13, 2014
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Haggadot
Image from our new video "The Passover Seder - A How-To Guide"

We’re in the home stretch! Passover begins tomorrow night at sunset, so now is the perfect time to put the finishing touches on your Haggadah, and print it out so you have it on hand for your seder.
 
Can't remember everything you should have in your haggadah? We made this cute little video to remind you. Check it out--we're pretty proud of it. 

And if you think your haggadah could use a little something more, here are some of our favorite clips:

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