Be a part of the maker magic! Tune in to watch and vote for your favorite makers.

Expedition Maker is a reality-tv style competition creating a virtual makerspace for Jewish artists, creators, and innovators with a knack for DIY projects. Ten “Chosen Makers” from around the world will compete to win $5,000 over the course of four weeks in back-to-back weekly challenges where their skills, creativity, and ability to improvise will be showcased!


What is Expedition Maker?

10 Chosen Makers respond to a weekly Jewish Maker challenge

The audience (you!) votes each week on who wins immunity and who is eliminated

Audience members join weekly Playshops taught by Chosen Makers to learn a new DIY skill and team up with their peers on a live project

Finalist Makers compete in the grand finale where judges select the Grand Makher and win $5,000

  • Watch

    the weekly episodes of Expedition Maker on our website

  • Attend

    the weekly Playshops on Sundays to learn a DIY skill from one of the makers, collaborate with other audience members on a live project, and be the first to know the winner and elimination each week

  • Vote

    on your favorite Maker projects each week to decide who moves on in the competition

  • Connect

    with Chosen Makers and fellow fans on the Expedition Maker Facebook Group

Meet the Judges

Rebecca Guber

Founder & Director

Asylum Arts

Rebecca Guber is the Director and Founder of Asylum Arts, a global network of 700 Jewish artists from 29 countries. She was previously the co-Founder and Director of the Six Points Fellowship. Rebecca has built a community of artists exploring Jewish ideas and identity through fellowship commissions for new work, grants, international retreats, and professional development.

Yoshi Silverstein

Founder & Executive Director

Mitsui Collective

Yoshi Silverstein (he/him) is Founder and Executive Director of Mitsui Collective, which builds resilient community through embodied Jewish practice and racial equity. He is also Cleveland community organizer for Edot: The Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity Collaborative, a cohort six Schusterman Fellow, and is part of M² Institute for Experiential Jewish Education’s inaugural Jewish Pedagogies Circle.

Adina Polen

Founder & Executive Director

Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute

Adina Polen is the Founder and Executive Director of Atiq: Jewish Maker Institute, an applied arts yeshiva based in Berkeley, CA. Steeped in the do-it-yourself ethos of the Havurah movement and the teachings of Hasidut from her earliest days, she believes that multi-sensory opportunities for meaning-making sustain us as individuals, and strengthen our communities.


  • Talented Jewish young adults ages 21-39 with expertise in a visual art form and a desire to share their unique perspective on Jewish identity with the world.
  • Our esteemed panel of Judges selected the cast of 10 Chosen Makers out of hundreds of applicants based on their artistic skills, camera presence, and demonstrated interest in engaging with Judaism through art.
  • WATCH – Tune in each week to see a new episode of the competition as the Chosen Makers try to DIY their way to the $5,000 grand prize.
  • VOTE – Decide which of the Chosen Maker advance through the competition each week by voting for your favorite Makers!
  • MAKE – Participate in the Live Maker Playshops each Sunday at 1PM EST to learn a new DIY skill taught by one of the Chosen Makers and meet fellow audience members while collaborating on group projects. 
  • DISCUSS – Join the Expedition Facebook Group to see behind the scenes videos, discuss the Maker competition with other fans, be part of the growing online community!

Jewish young adults ages 21-39 from anywhere around the globe who register on the Expedition Maker website.

  • Jewish young adults ages 21-39 from anywhere around the globe who register on the Expedition Maker website.
  • No. You are welcome to vote in the competition even if you are unable to participate in the live Playshops, though we sure hope to see you there!
  • Yes, you have to be a registered Maker community member to gain access to Playshop registration information.

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