We have been blown away by the fundraising campaign. With your help we are on the verge of reaching our initial fundraising goal, which will fully fund the podcast through the 2019-2020 season. Thank you for supporting the podcast! With the funds we've raised, we'll be able to grow the podcast, make it more sustainable, and reach a wider audience. Our vision is to showcase new research and enduring issues in Jewish studies, and we have fantastic episodes on their way. So keep your ears open and subscribe to the podcast at https://www.jewishhistory.fm/subscribe!
As we write this update, there is just under $100 left until we reach our initial fundraising goal. But there is still almost two weeks left in our campaign, so we wanted to share a stretch goal: If we can raise $12,000 by Giving Tuesday (12/3), that will put us in a secure position to grow the podcast not only for this year but to begin about the future beyond that. In particular, we want to be able to invest in advertising and outreach to spread word about what we're doing, potentially bring on an intern or assistant producer who can help to develop the project, and also we want to bring on more guest hosts (and get them equipment so that they'll sound great too!).
We hope that you'll consider supporting the podcast as we continue to cultivate exciting conversations about the ways in which Jewish history matters—and as we also start to think about the future of the project too.