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  • Joy of Israel with Jamie Geller

    1 season

    Known as the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (NYT), best-selling Jewish chef and author Jamie Geller has inspired audiences around the world with her recipes, books and series featuring Jewish and Kosher food and lifestyle. Join Jamie and her family for their first year in Israel in JOY OF ISRAEL, her food ...

  • Schmoozing & Cruising: Tripping on Kosher Americana

    1 season

    A ChaiFlicks Original Series - Watch the complete first season now! | Join host CW Silverberg as he explores innovative Kosher restaurants and food establishments (including food trucks and delivery services) across the U.S. This season includes stops in Brooklyn, Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles ...

  • Probation Time

    Movie

    Ariela, an Ethiopian girl, was adopted by director Avigail Sperber's parents. Each of her nine older siblings chose a unique path to follow. Only Ariela forces the family to contend with alcoholism, petty thefts, and prison. Will her family be able to love her unconditionally? As Avigail explores...

  • I, The Aforementioned Infant

    Movie

    Ten years after Ronit met her biological mother in Paris, she attempts to find ways to maintain a meaningful relationship with the woman who came to Israel from Paris in 1956, gave birth to her and gave her up for adoption. In a series of encounters with adoptees and their biological mothers, Ron...

  • Sister Wife

    Movie

    Tsiporra Bat Israel is a member of the Black Hebrew Community of Dimona. After twenty-one years of marriage she wakes up one morning to learn that her husband, Hazriel, is marrying a second wife, fourteen years her junior, as part of the polygamy tradition of the Black Hebrews. This is a film by ...

  • Family Matters

    Movie

    Thirty years ago, the divorce of a woman (who later became a renowned author) and her husband (an esteemed rabbi)v shook the religious city of Bnei Barak and affected the lives of their seven children. One of the couple’s daughters embarks on a journey among the ghosts of her childhood, trying to...

  • As Is

    Movie

    March 2020, COVID-19 is at its peak. The ultra-Orthodox Sasson family live in a tiny apartment in Safed, Israel and find themselves in uncharted territory – the father, Gili, has tested positive, and has infected his wife and a few of their children. The new imposed reality threatens Gili’s core ...

  • Line 41

    Movie

    During the Holocaust, there was no other city in Europe where Germans, Poles and Jews lived so closely together and yet worlds apart as Lodz. Several times a day for four years, the Line 41 streetcar passed through the Lodz Ghetto, but would never stop, making the suffering of the Jewish people a...

  • Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture

    Movie

    Moshe Safdie: The Power of Architecture is a film portrait of the dynamic, Canadian-Israeli architect who first burst on the world stage while still in his twenties with the groundbreaking building, Habitat '67. It begins with Safdie's early years in Haifa, his move to Montreal at the age of 15, ...

  • Senior Moments

    Movie

    Funny, witty, bold and revealing, the creators of "Senior Moments" document intimate meetings with ten resilient elderly folks surviving old age with a vengeance. The film cohesively samples a cultural variety of personalities in modern-day Israel and provides an inspiring outlook on what it mean...

  • Back to the Fatherland

    Movie

    Gil is the grand-daughter of Holocaust survivors, Kat the granddaughter of a Nazi officer. Through them we meet other young men and women whose grandparents were murdered or prosecuted during WWII. Many have decided to move back to Germany...but why? This revealing film explores the challenges an...

  • The Elected

    1 season

    Watch the Complete Series Now! | Throughout the years, women have been a minority in the Israeli Parliament (Knesset). Their right to vote or be elected was never a given, and remains a struggle to this day. Through interviews with MKs, experts and journalists, combined with rare archive footage,...

  • The Secret

    Movie

    THE SECRET is the fascinating story of Polish citizens who learn, often after living a lifetime as Christians in a Communist nation, that they are indeed of Jewish origin. Trapped between the familiar Polish world and an alien Jewish world, these “new Jews” often find themselves adrift in a count...

  • Inventing Our Life: The Kibbutz Experiment

    Movie

    Set against the backdrop of the kibbutz movement's glorious 100-year history, Inventing Our Life reveals the heartbreak and hope of Israel's communal living experiment as a new generation of women and men confront an essential question: can a radically socialist institution survive a new capitali...

  • East Jerusalem West Jerusalem

    Movie

    Legendary Israeli musician David Broza is renowned for his sharing his musical gifts with the world for over four decades. In this touching documentary film, Broza sets off to record a new album with American, Palestinian and Israeli musicians, bridging the gap between the people and defying the ...

  • The Hebrews

    1 season

    Watch the Complete Series Now on ChaiFlicks! | THE HEBREWS brings the most prominent writers in the field of Hebrew and Jewish literature to life through a series of films that combine a biographical story, cinematic visuals, original music, animation. commentary by literary scholars and the auth...

  • My Fantasia

    Movie

    The three Darwish brothers, who immigrated from Iraq to Israel in the 50’s, established the family factory “Fantasia” - a menorah factory. For a time period of 50 years they designed, manufactured and shipped Chanukah menorahs for the entire world and now…the family factory is about to close down...

  • Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt

    Movie

    Hannah Arendt, one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, both lived through and wrote about the open wounds of modern times. Her insights about the nature of evil, origins of totalitarianism and plight of refugees sound today more relevant than ever. The deep humanistic message at...

  • Once Upon a Boy

    Movie

    Ron is intelligent, charming and full of life, but every day, his movements are increasingly limited by cerebral palsy. This, while he watches his twin run and play soccer with their brother. The film follows this remarkable family’s struggles as the parents do everything in their power to raise ...

  • Rashbi's Secret

    Movie

    We have all heard of the tomb of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai on Mount Meron, but many of us do not understand the appeal of the place and the meaning of the faith that causes hundreds of thousands of people to ascend to the tomb all year long. The film presents a poetic and intimate observation of th...

  • Elish's Notebooks

    Movie

    82-year-old Elisheva Rise passed away. As her children clear out her home, they find journals she secretly wrote to each of them documenting their lives from their birth until her last day. Every evening she would sit in her kibbutz home and write to her 7 children, whom she had never hugged nor ...

  • Muranow

    Movie

    The Muranow neighborhood in Warsaw was once a flourishing and important Jewish center - but during World War II, the neighborhood was turned into the ”Warsaw Ghetto.” Today, thousands of Polish people live in the green and spacious Muranow neighborhood, yet its dark past keeps haunting it. Polish...

  • Silicon Wadi

    Movie

    With more than 700 early-stage startups, and as many as 5,000 overall, it is no surprise that Tel-Aviv has been ranked second only to Silicon Valley as a leading tech community. In SILICON WADI, we follow four Israeli startup teams for two years as they sacrifice their families, their friends, an...

  • Kinderblock 66: Return to Buchenwald

    Movie

    On April 11, 1945 Buchenwald was liberated. Nearly 1000 boys survived. On April 11, 2010, 65 years later, several of the surviving boys from block 66 returned to Weimar and to Buchenwald. This is their story.

    “This amazingly impressive film gives a really different take on a Holocaust movie.” -...