"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

Jessie asks, what the hell is Judaism…dude?

Chutzpah is balls. Kosher balls.

Listen as filmmaker Jessie Kahnweiler goes behind the Jew and straight into the heart of it. And be sure to check out the epic web series inspired by these interviews, “Dude, Where’s My Chutzpah?”.  So park your tushy’s and stay tuned as Jessie asks, what the hell IS Judaism…dude?

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Download Rabbi Mark Borovitz 05-12-2012 (49.01 MB)

Rabbi Mark Borovitz

  • I sit down with Rabbi Mark Borovitz cofounder and head Rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah recovery center and we chat g-d and gamblin’. He explains that finding his spirituality only came by getting lost. I’ve never had so much fun listening to a man screaming at me.

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Rabbi Mordecai Finley

  • Rabbi Mordecai Finley is kinda like the Elvis of Rabbi’s in LA. His blend of spiritual psychology draws the highest intellects to his congregation, including Natalie Portman. Listen as RF and I break it down (basically I am Natalie Portman)

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Rabbi Yonah

  • Do you Yonah? He’s as humble as moses and as stylish as Jacob. The head of the Jewlicious Festival, Rabbi Yonah let’s me know when it comes to being Jewish “what’s in it for me?”

Download Rabbi Brad Artson 04-12-2012 (34.97 MB)

Rabbi Brad Artson

  • Rabbi Artson is a soft spoken dude with a message about g-d that’s kinda breaking the sound barrier. Please don’t take my word for it listen to the man himself. He’s not asking you to suspend your logic but rather channel it to free up some space.

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Matthue Roth

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Mayim Bialik

  • I chat with the one and only Mayim Bialik as she dishes about BLOSSOMing into the woman we all love. She uses a bunch of big words I pretend to know and even lets me have the last vegan dumpling. Welcome to the DWMC podcast. Let’s JEW this!