Detroit Public Television’s Jewish Programming Initiative
Detroit Public TV’s commitment to celebrating cultural diversity can be seen in our Jewish Programming Initiative – JPI. The JPI showcases the rich heritage and contributions of the Jewish community in southeast Michigan and serves as a model to other ethnic communities.
The JPI is designed to extend beyond television viewing. It is intended to engage people of all ages, reveal untold stories from individuals and families in our local community and support established education and outreach efforts through interactive components.
The JPI is a multi-dimensional model and template for other cultural, religious and ethnic groups in our region. The JPI will serve as a model for exploring and celebrating the rich culture and heritage of the many ethnic groups that comprise our community.
JPI's Latest Projects!
Every community has a filmmaker …
Every community has teens it wants to engage …
Every teen wants to be heard …
Flips Clips gives a teen a voice!
The future of our Jewish community lies in our ability to meaningfully connect Jewish teens to southeast Michigan, and to gain an understanding of how their heritage directly affects their future. Building on the positive acclaim of the documentary, Detroit Remember When: The Jewish Community, award winning film-makers Sue Marx and Allyson Fink Rockwell, Detroit Public TV and the Federation's Alliance for Jewish Education have joined forces on a teen film documentary project, FlipClips, designed to connect Jewish teens to their community, heritage and the State of Israel.
FlipClips was originally broadcast Sunday, May 15, 2011 on Channel 56 - WTVS.
Spilling the Honey: Eliezer Ayalon's Mission to Inspire Future Generations. Eliezer Ayalon's story is similar to so many who endured the horrors of the Holocaust. It's his spirit that distinguishes him, allowing him to connect and inspire others through this film. Every person can experience the reward of knowing this humble giant of a man - a messenger with a mission to strengthen the human spirit through imparting timeless Jewish values.
Our first project was the historical documentary, Detroit Remember When: The Jewish Community. This collaboration between DPTV and award-winning documentary filmmakers Sue Marx and Allyson Fink Rockwell was produced right here in Michigan. We are committed to producing local Michigan-based programs. Watch this preview video. Own the DVD!
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JCC Jewish Book Fair
November 5 - 13