When you think about young Jews, what role do you hope Judaism plays in their lives? JDub works to answer that question every day.
Founded in 2002 by two NYU students, JDub is a not-for-profit forging vibrant connection to Judaism through music, media and cultural events. JDub connects young Jews to Jewish content and one another in the secular world in which they live. It is an accomplished and innovative record label, event production company, media platform, educator and consultant. JDub programs include JDub Records and Jewcy.com and, as a partnership with two other Jewish cultural organizations, The Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists.
JDub believes in the power of joyous Jewish moments, in an inclusive, non-coercive, peer-to-peer environment. That means young Jews, doing Jewish things with other young Jews, in a comfortable environment, with no strings attached.
In the last eight years JDub has put Jewish music in the hands and iPods of over a million people, produced hundreds of events and impacted hundreds of thousands of young Jews with our albums, programming, online communities, and holiday celebrations. JDub has grown into an internationally recognized brand producing major events across the country as well as running Jewcy.com, the most popular website for and by young Jews with more than 100,000 unique participants each month.
Who Do We Reach?
JDub focuses its efforts to meet the needs of disengaged Jewish young adults, but also creates a safe common meeting point for Jews of all denominations and affiliations, both in physical spaces as well as online. JDub appeals to a diverse audience; one of its major successes is its unique ability to bring this audience together to share common, positive Jewish experiences.
No other organization meets young Jews where they are so efficiently or with such significant impact as JDub. Multiple recent studies tell us that whether previously affiliated or not, after leaving their parents’ homes, the majority of Jewish young adults do not participate or contribute to Jewish organizations. However, they do hunger for and value opportunities to engage with quality Jewish content and culture in comfortable, familiar spaces, such as blogs and rock clubs.
JDub offers powerful, transformative Jewish experiences and content to hundreds of thousands of young Jews each year who otherwise have no relationship to a Jewish community.