New York (Vocus) October 12, 2009
Odyssey Networks, the nation’s largest coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith groups dedicated to building bridges of understanding through media, will stream weekly webisodes of the recently released “Torah Treasures,” beginning October 12 at http://www.odysseynetworks.org. Diva Communications produced the series in conjunction with the New York Board of Rabbis, a member of Odyssey Networks.
“Torah Treasures” - illustrated with animated drawings and narrated by notable rabbis - explores the weekly Torah portion (Parasha) in terms that children (ages 5-7) can easily understand. Fifty, three-minute videos have been produced to run weekly.
Seven rabbis in the New York area appear in the web series. Narrators include Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis and Senior Rabbi at Congregation Mt. Sinai; Rabbi Lisa Grushcow of Congregation Rodelph Shalom; Rabbi Diana Manber of Dayenu!; Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier of the Fifth Avenue Synagogue; Rabbi Charles Klein of the Merrick Jewish Center; Rabbi Tracey Kaplowitz, Rabbi-in-Residence at SAJES; and Rabbi Linda Henry Goodman of the Union Temple of Brooklyn.
Diva Communications received a membership grant from Odyssey Networks in 2008 to produce “Torah Treasures.”
About Odyssey Networks
Odyssey Networks is the nation’s largest coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faith groups dedicated to producing and distributing media that promotes peace and tolerance and addresses issues of social justice. Established in 1987, Odyssey Networks is a service of the National Interfaith Cable Coalition, Inc. For more information visit http://www.odysseynetworks.org
About Diva Communications
Diva Communications, Inc., a New-York-based programming and production company, specializes in the creation of video for broadcast, cable, Internet, and marketing purposes. They are currently completing an hour-long documentary entitled A Place for All: Faith and Community for Persons with Disabilities, scheduled to begin airing in December on ABC. For more information, visit http://www.divacommunications.com.