The G-d Project is a social media platform dedicated to Jewish questions about God and spirituality. This website serves as a free, online, evolving documentary and tool for Jewish learning. Our goal is nothing less than to help Jewish people talk about God and spirituality in an open, honest way.
The heart of the project is a series of mini-documentaries interviewing Jews across North American and Europe with different backgrounds, affiliations and lifestyles to discover how people live and believe Jewishly in the post-modern world.
The G-d Project is sponsored by the Jewish New Media Innovation Fund and is being produced by the creative team at PunkTorah, a 501(c)(3) Jewish non-profit that develops web-based tools to enhance Jewish life and promote independent Jewish spirituality.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is God spelled G-d?
God in Jewish tradition has had many names: G-d, HaShem, Adonai, etc. Therefore, calling this website The G-d Project reflects the Jewish identity of the The G-d Project experience.
Additionally, having the space in the middle of G-d is an artistic statement: that the God concept is different for all people, and that we “fill in the blank” with our own ideas about what God is and how we experience God in our lives.
How can I submit my own video to The G-d Project?
There are two ways that you can be highlighted in The G-d Project.
The first would be for our producer/director to come to your area and actually film you and your community. We are always taking inquiries from communities that are interested in participating in the project. Our travel budget is limited, but if we are able to get enough synagogues, non-profits, schools, etc. in your area interested in the project, then we will work with you to schedule your filming and fly to your area.
To invite The G-d Project to your community, simply email us.
If there are simply not enough people in your area that will necessitate us coming to your city, we encourage you to submit your video via our website.
We can assist you via email, phone and/or Skype to help make this process easier for you.
How do you decide who to interview?
Interviews are open to any person who self-identifies as Jewish regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, race or identity with a Jewish movement or Jewish background. Our goal is to get everyone fro a five year old day student to an eighty year old retiree to be a part of the conversation.
What is PunkTorah?
PunkTorah is a Jewish non-profit that develops web-based tools to enhance Jewish life and promote independent Jewish spirituality. PunkTorah’s other projects include the web-based independent minyan OneShul, the Jewish food website NewKosher, the Community Siddur series of crowd-sourced liturgy and the flagship project, the PunkTorah.org blog.