"Dude Where's my Chutzpah?" is a comedic web series which follows Jessie on her adventure to discover what it means to be Jewish. After learning that her recently deceased Bubbie left her a large sum of money, Jessie, a quirky yet jaded stand-up comedian, discovers that in order to get the cash she must "Live JEWISH for a year." From the underground Israeli club scene, to the front of the picket line, to the depths of the Kabbalah, Jessie soon discovers the plethora of ways to experience Judaism. In addition to her hilarious adventures, she also taps into the spiritual realm and learns how her soul can flourish within the tangible world. Watch as Judaism shows Jessie that the journey is the destination, and that every answer is just a question in disguise...

"Dude Where's my Chutzpah?" is currently in pre-production and gearing up to shoot this summer in both Los Angeles and Israel. We've been honored with a Six Points Fellowship and are currently fundraising in order to make the most awesomely epic web series of all time. Please contribute what you can and watch your Karma points go through the roof. Every Shekel counts...

The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists is a program of the FJC, originally founded in partnership with Avoda Arts, and JDub, with significant funding from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, and the Righteous Persons Foundation.

Photo by Carrie Boretz

Kick Ass Jew of the Month – Say WHAT?!


If my Bubbee could see me now! Thanks to the folks at JEWS KICK ASS!!! for the awesome questions.

Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 9.42.21 AMJessie Beth Kahnweiler: Holy chutzpah means acknowledging the inner spark inside of you buried bellow your ego and letting that lead you through this life.It’s usually the harder, less popular path but it always makes for the best view.

JKA: Which comedians have inspired you?Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Woody Allen, Larry David, Molly Picon, and above all I love Lucy:)


and Hitchcock is hilarious…for real! so subtle..so confident in what HE finds funny. I really admire that


JKA: Do you feel that women have got a bum wrap in comedy


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I don’t even hear that kind of stuff. I just keep talking and only listen when it’s productive dialogue and I mean if you’re laughing at anything on TV movies web a woman had something to do with it.


JKA: It’s your job to be funny. What makes you laugh?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Old baby pictures of myself. what an awkward kid!! every frame of Curb Your Enthusiasm when I hear people having sex next store (bc I’m 12), MY MOM!!!


JKA: Speaking of moms…..Jews feel guilt. Do you think it’s nature or nurcher?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: Little bit of both. I think a certain amount of guilt can be healthy it helps me focus on what I want out of life and help keeps me honest or maybe I just drank the Kool Aid…Jew Aid!!!


JKA: That’s funny! Jew Aid. You might want to trademark that. What makes Jews so funny?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: We’re open and honest and when it comes down to it life is so damn funny u don’t need a punch line… Life is the punch line


JKA: Do you have any secret talents you we should know about?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I’m amazing at eating all the ice cream before it gets in the bowl.


And I can kill plants like nobody’s business. And I love free style rapping


My rap name is Star of David!


JKA: If you were a superhero what would a. your name be? b. what would your powers be? c. how did you get your powers?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: I turn into kosher girl in episode 5! so that would def be my name. I would replace every drop of hate with a hug, make sure no one was hungry or lonely or without the latest Radiohead album and I’d make veggies taste like funnel cake.


JKA: So would veggies be your weakness?


Jessie Beth Kahnweiler: No I love veggies! My weakness is drummers.


JKA: Not the one from Def Leppard I hope.



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