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"Choosing to be Chosen" takes a look into the lives of LGBT Jews by Choice to find the intersection between Jewish and queer identity. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on September 3, 2011.

"Choosing to be Chosen" takes a look into the lives of LGBT Jews by Choice to find the intersection between Jewish and queer identity.

About this project

WHAT WE WANT
"Choosing to be Chosen" is a film project which delves into the thoughts of those who are converts to Judaism and identify as all segments of the LGBTQ communities. The participants of this project come from across the boundaries of familial, socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds to give insight into the process of conversion. "Choosing to be Chosen" takes a look into the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, genderqueer and gendergifted Jews by Choice to find the intersection between Jewish and queer identity.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE
We have already interviewed six LGBT community members to be part of our Conversion Project (פרויקט גיור) web page on the Fein Mentsch website. We have also lined up interviews with several other participants across the US and UK to let their diverse stories be heard.

WHAT WE PLAN
To interview many more participants in the diverse LGBTQ population and follow a select few around giving their stories about ritual and life as LGBT Jews in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

WHAT WILL WE DO WITH THE FUNDS
Once the funds are available we will reach out beyond the San Francisco Bay Area and bring stories from other places (more specifically the continental US and UK).  The funds will also allow us to finish the film's editing and score both of which take time and money to complete.

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    Pledge $20 or more
    About $20 USD

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    Special thanks on our website and access to a protected link on our website for behind the scenes footage when principle filming starts.

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    Pledge $50 or more
    About $50 USD

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    A special first-edition signed "Choosing to be Chosen" poster, a limited edition DVD of the finished film, special thanks on our website and access to behind-the-scenes footage.

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    Pledge $100 or more
    About $100 USD

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    Become an ASSOCIATE PRODUCER on the film! That’s right, your name will appear alphabetically during the end title crawl under the heading "Associate Producers." Also included in the package is a “Choosing to be Chosen" t-shirt and everything listed above.

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    Everything listed above and come to the wrap party in San Francisco (transportation not included) and join us on this very special night. Watch the film on the big screen and pop a bottle of bubbly with us as we plan what's next.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    Everything listed above and a private screening in your living room with 15 of your best friends. (in San Francisco, transportation not included)

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    Pledge $1,500 or more
    About $1,500 USD

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    Everything listed above and lets do lunch with the director and selected crew. (in San Francisco, transportation not included)

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Funding period

- (60 days)