Thursday, August 27, 2009

Big-name celebrities to appear on Jewish kids show (AP)

The Associated Press, By Jen Thomas (26/8/2009)

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate are just a few of the stars slated to appear in a new Sesame Street-style production geared at teaching Jewish-American children about Jewish culture.

"Shalom Sesame," a 12-part series for preschoolers featuring the globe-trotting Muppet Grover, will explore Jewish identity and traditions and will film on location at several Israeli sites, including the Western Wall.

Big-name guest stars, including actors Debra Messing, Greg Kinnear and Cedric the Entertainer, will join puppets and children in segments filmed in Israel and the U.S., according to the series' producers...

The series is expected to debut around the Hanukkah holiday in December 2010.

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