Young, Jewish, and Left was created by Konnie Michael Chameides and Irit Reinheimer
Michael Konnie Chameides is a southern Jew transplanted as a Yankee. Before working on Young, Jewish, and Left he worked on a range of political projects. At Bard College, where he majored in Gender Studies and Philosophy, he led successful campaigns to pass one of the most comprehensive fair labor codes in the country as well as securing the right to vote for college students in Dutchess County, NY. He has given workshops and trainings on anti-sexist and anti-racist issues to activist, student, and non-profit organizations. He directed an office for consumer and environmental rights group US Public Interest Research Group and worked on successfuly electoral campaigns in Hudson, NY. The film series he curates in Hudson, NY has been recognized as the "Best d Film Series" in the Albany Region by Metroland, the alternative weekly paper. Visit his portfolio.
Irit Reinheimer is a visual artist and activist. She graduated from the State University of New York at New Paltz with a BFA in Sculpture. Reinheimer assisted Amy Trompetter in building over 40 life-size puppets for the production of "The Barber of Seville," and later performed in the production at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn. She co-created Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be...a coloring book, published by Soft Skull Press in 2004. She began learning video when teaching youth stop-motion animation and mini-movies at Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY. She lives in Philadelphia and has been active in labor, feminist, anti-war, and queer movements for the past 10 years.