Since the pandemic started, JEP/Nageela has still been providing original and fun interactive content to dozens of Jewish children each week. Some of the popular programming include the “WhoDa Thunk?!” bi-weekly game show with prizes; “Phoneg” Shabbat onegs, and online reunions that have brought kids together from all over the country.
WhoDa Thunk?! is a funny and educational way to teach basic concepts of Jewish law such as kashrus in the “Chopped” episode, tz’dakah in “Money, Cash, Flow,” and ethics in the “Deal or No Deal?” show. JEP/Nageela staff and hosts Ohavia Feldman, Chava Rina Stolper, Gitty Zimbal, Dani Locker, and guests are animated in costumes and play characters in accents to share the different scenarios in a fun way. Viewers are called on to answer as they present their response, which gives the kids a chance to shine and is an exciting way to participate.
“I feel like it’s hard and stressful for all of us to be stuck in our houses doing nothing. Most of us miss Nageela like crazy, at least I do,” said Nageela camper Gabby Lax. She shared that the fun activities help everyone stay connected, be positive, and stay motivated. “It’s making our quarantine a lot more interesting. I feel like I never left Nageela.”
JEP/Nageela’s online programming is open to all boys and girls, grades 3-10. Kids can join at the Zoom ID: 270-099-358 on Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. to earn points and win prizes.
By Jen S. Zwiebel