Frequently Asked Questions

About
OpenDor Media

OpenDor Media is a nonprofit media organization that produces and globally distributes educational videos and award-winning feature-length documentary films on the subjects of Judaism, the Jewish people and Israel.

Our primary goal is to produce Jewish film and video programming that informs the worldview of our audience. We know that media plays a primary role in our lives; it helps us make sense of the world around us and impacts our knowledge, attitudes and behaviors. By sharing our content on digital channels, we can bring Jewish ideas values and stories to anyone who is interested in learning more. We believe that a person does not have to be privileged to access Jewish education.

We work for the audiences we serve and no one else. We are a fully independent, non-partisan organization committed to portraying an informed, nuanced and grounded perspective on a wide range of topics, some of them complex in nature.

OpenDor Media expresses our mission to throw open the doors of Jewish ideas, Jewish values and the Jewish story to a global audience. New digital platforms and channels have gifted us with an unprecedented ability to reach every young person on the planet – a reality we could only dream of in the past. The word Dor also means “generation” in Hebrew (דור), underscoring our belief that education is a generational phenomenon, passed on through engaging historical narrative from parent to child, and from teacher to student. For the first time in history, we are able to do this on a global scale at the speed of the internet.

We are an independent, non-profit, non-partisan organization with no official religious, political or ideological affiliations.

Donating to OpenDor Media

Because, as a global media company staffed by award-winning filmmakers and professional educators, we are uniquely positioned to reach, educate and engage  the global audience of young Jews and bring them closer to their history and heritage.

Your donation helps us create high-quality educational film content and resources for a global audience. You are also supporting their distribution on popular media platforms and directly to students in hundreds of high schools and universities worldwide.
We work for the audiences we serve and no one else. We are a fully independent, non-partisan organization committed to portraying an informed, nuanced and grounded perspective on a wide range of topics, some of them complex in nature.

Yes. Your donation is tax-deductible in the U.S. and Canada. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, in the U.S. Imagination Productions (dba: OpenDor Media) EIN #26-1264680. In Canada, we partner with the Ne’eman Foundation Canada for tax deduction purposes. Ne’eman Foundation Canada is a registered Canadian charity – 81095 6565 RR0001.

Certainly. If you are a high school, college or other educational institution, you can get involved with OpenDor Media through Unpacked for Educators. This digital resource provides professional tools to engage and inspire your students inside and outside the classroom, including film and video, lesson materials and experiential activities–all created by educators for educators.

If you are a Jewish community center, an organization or a film festival, you can get involved by screening one or more of our inspiring and award-winning feature length films. To access our films, please go to https://unpacked.education/films.

If you would like to join the OpenDor Media team, please look at our open positions on our Careers page or feel free to contact us directly.

Ways to get involved

Our films are available on Netflix, Comcast, Amazon, PBS, and many Jewish and Christian TV stations.

Yes! If your passion, skills and experience meet the requirements for any of our open positions and/or you feel you have added value to offer OpenDor Media, we would love to hear from you. Contact us or visit our careers page.

If you would like to visit our studios, please contact David Coleman, our Senior Producer, at david@opendormedia.org

If you’re convinced that you have the next OpenDor blockbuster and have a script or a well thought-out concept for one, please contact Micah Smith, our Senior Vice President of Film, at micah@imaginationproductions.com

Response to COVID-19: OpenDor Media is committed to reaching and teaching every Jew in the world using media. Our content is available from any connected device, meaning teaching and learning continues even from home.

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