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  • In Between

    Movie

    Dana and Amit got to know each other at the age of 25. Two years later, they got married. Shortly before the birth of their second child, Amit becomes ultra-Orthodox, while Dana remains secular. Can their love overcome the growing gap between their ways of life?

    Directed by David Ofek & Neta Sho...

  • Signs of Life

    Movie

    Two generations after the Holocaust, its aftermath has faded, but the small, seemingly banal moments of everyday life are still present. Through interviews with strangers and intimates, as well as views of contemporary Berlin, filmmaker Alexa Karolinski investigates how history reverberates throu...

  • Famous Nathan

    Movie

    Directed by the grandson of Nathan Handwerker, founder of iconic Brooklyn institution Nathan’s Famous, over a 30-year period, FAMOUS NATHAN details Nathan's upbringing in a poor village in Poland, emigration to New York, and the creating and running of Coney Island's premier hot dog stand for ove...

  • The Rape of Europa

    Movie

    The Rape of Europa is an epic journey through seven countries, into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe.

    For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic you...

  • Anti-Semitism: Then and Now

    Movie

    Exclusively for ChaiFlicks subscribers! | Filmmaker and Holocaust scholar Boaz Dvir is the Director of the Hammel Family Human Rights Initiative and the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Education Initiative at Penn State University. Using the ChaiFlicks series ANTI-SEMITISM: 2000 YEARS OF HI...

  • Fence Your Best

    Movie

    Haim Hatuel started piercing his kids at the age of 5. Today, they are Israeli fencing champions. After his release from the army, Haim joined a fencing academy aimed at turning street kids into law abiding citizens. Over the next 45 years, Haim has built a fencing empire in Acre - but just befo...

  • They Survived Together

    Movie

    A 2022 Emmy winner for Best Historical Documentary, this is the true story of the Neiger family's miraculous escape from certain death by the Nazis during World War II. A story of endurance, unity and hope.

    Directed by John Rokosny
    United States, 2021
    Documentary
    English
    73 minutes

  • The Jerusalem Dream

    Movie

    In the late 1970's, after thousands of years of praying and longing for Jerusalem, the first Ethiopian Jews arrived in Israel. Was it worth it? in this film the question is posed for the first time to the children of Ethiopian Jews. Their parents tell stories of immense bravery, and of incredible...

  • Chasing Portraits

    Movie

    Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) was a prolific Warsaw-based artist who painted scenes of the Polish-Jewish community until he was murdered at Majdanek concentration camp. For more than a decade his great-granddaughter Elizabeth searched for his missing art, with remarkable and unexpected success. Spann...

  • The Outrageous Sophie Tucker

    Movie

    The rags to riches story of Sophie Tucker, an iconic superstar who ruled the worlds of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, and Hollywood throughout the 20th century.

    Before Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Madonna, Bette Midler, Marilyn Monroe, and Mae West, Sophie Tucker was the first woman to infatuat...

  • Against All Odds: Surviving the Holocaust

    Movie

    Filmmakers Terri and Paul Bachow tell the stories of four survivors who lived outside of the concentration camps during the Holocaust. They describe how lucky you had to be to survive. To survive you had to be lucky at least ten times, although often what turns out to have been lucky was often a ...

  • Jerusalem ER

    Movie

    Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia (Dancing in Jaffa) takes you inside Hadassa Hospital, located in the ethnically charged buffer zone between Jerusalem's Palestinian and Israeli communities. This is the story of its ER seen through the eyes of two female doctors, a Jewish immigrant fr...

  • Seder Trek

    Movie

    Director Shachar Zefania set out to Nepal to shoot two different films: The first, about the largest Passover Seder in the world taking place in the Katmandu valley, and the second, a journey in the spectacular Nepalese Himalayan mountains, a breathtaking trek to Gokyo peak. Preparations for the ...

  • Alone Together

    Movie

    Ravit spends all of her time spreading her love wherever it is needed. During the day she cooks for hundreds of Tel Aviv's homeless. In the evenings she hugs abandoned babies in the birthing ward. Without human touch and the warmth of a hug, the abandoned babies won't develop properly and can eve...

  • When Jews Were Funny

    Movie

    Featuring Shecky Greene, Howie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Gilbert Gottfried, David Steinberg, David Brenner, Marc Maron, and more!

    Insightful and often hilarious, When Jews Were Funny surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Borsht belt to the present, ultimately exploring not j...

  • Filmmaker Q&A with Uri Rosenwaks (Creator of "Kingdoms" and "The Great Eagle")

    Movie

    Go inside the Hasidic world and the life of Maimonides in this fascinating discussion with Uri Rosenwaks, award-winning creator of the acclaimed Israeli series KINGDOMS and THE GREAT EAGLE - available now exclusively on ChaiFlicks!

  • Tangled Roots

    1 season

    Watch the Complete Series Now Exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | TANGLED ROOTS (Shiur Moledet ) is a televised guide to the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A succinct, lucid summary and concise presentation of its basic concepts and decisive events, while laying them out on a timeline and ...

  • H.I. Jew Positive

    Movie

    Every day, Catholic Poles discover that their parents kept their true identity hidden from them - the fact they were Jewish, second and third-generation to Holocaust survivors. It happens to people of all ages from all socioeconomic backgrounds, in villages and in big cities. These are The New Je...

  • Havana Curveball

    Movie

    An ordinary American teenager faces extraordinary challenges when he sets his heart on donating equipment to young Cuban baseball players—an act of thanks to the country that saved his grandfather during the Holocaust. A heartfelt journey that shows just how difficult and complex it can be to do...

  • Rain In Her Eyes

    Movie

    Winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary! This intimate, revealing profile of best-selling children's author Dvora Omer, compiled by her son, is a moving eulogy to an Israeli cultural icon whose tormented past made sensitive topics accessible to generations of fans.

    Directed by R...

  • The Return of Sarah's Daughters

    Movie

    An award-winning film about three secular women as they enter the Orthodox Jewish world. As they grapple or embrace, their experiences throw pat answers about tradition, community, and meaning into relief.

    “Enlightening, engaging…Personalizes the often faceless tussle between secular and religio...

  • The Times of Israel presents: Into The Land

    1 season

    ChaiFlicks is proud to partner with The Times of Israel to present their new original three-part documentary series INTO THE LAND, which takes a deeper look at some of Israel’s most complex social, environmental and historical issues. Watch a new episode every Tuesday!

    A Times of Israel Original...

  • Third Person

    Movie

    Suzan isn’t either-or. Suzan isn’t both. Not quite male, not quite female. Suzan was born with male genitals and reproductive organs. At 5 months old, Suzan’s parents decided their baby would be a female. At 35 years old Suzan discovers this for the first time.

    Directed by Sharon Luzon
    Israel, 2...

  • Torn
    Movie

    Torn

    Movie

    Can one be a Catholic priest and an Observant Jew at the same time? Twelve years after he was ordained as a Polish Catholic priest discovers that he was born to Jewish parents. The film follows his amazing journey: from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew in a religi...