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High Holidays Staff Picks

  • Sukkah City


    When best-selling author Joshua Foer began to build his first sukkah, a small hut that Jews build and dwell in every fall for the holiday of Sukkot, he wanted to move beyond the generic plywood boxes and canvas tents that have become the unimaginative status quo. And so was born the design compet...

  • The Shabbos Goy


    God literally forbids she turn off a vibrator gone rogue, so an Orthodox Jew sets out on a quest to find someone who can. Executive Producer Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat) presents this award-winning short film written and directed by Talia Osteen.

    Audience Award (Best Short Film) | Florida F...

  • The Midnight Orchestra


    After leaving Morocco as a child amidst racial tensions spurred by the Yom Kippur War, the son of a once famous Jewish musician returns to his home country to bury his father. Aided by an eclectic cab driver, his search for the former members of his father’s band unexpectedly transforms his life ...

  • Episode 1: Breaking The Fast | YidLife Crisis (Season 1)

    Assembling at poutinerie La Banquise on Yom Kippur, Chaimie and Leizer are fast to fight.

  • Episode 9: Winning Yom Kippur | Yvette Slosch, Agent (Season 1)

  • Episode 1: Off the Top | YidLife Crisis (Season 2)

    On the Holy First Day of the Jewish New Year, Chaimie and Leizer's resolutions may be snipped short.

  • Episode 1: Rosh Hashanah | Rhythm & Ruach (Season 1)

  • Be’Rosh Hashanah (In The New Year) | The Shuk

  • Episode 2: Yom Kippur | Rhythm & Ruach (Season 1)

  • YidLife Crisis

    3 seasons

    YidLife Crisis is a Yiddish comedy series created by two friends, Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, wanting to pay homage to the yiddishkayt in their upbringing and the Jewish comedic lens on life with which they were raised.

    What started as a passion project turned into a hit with over 3,000,000 vi...

  • Bubbeh Lee and Me


    This Emmy-nominated documentary is a hilarious portrait of an extraordinary, ordinary grandmother and a touching account of her grandson's search for his place in the world. Whether taking daily excursions to the grocery store to return under-ripe produce or sharing hard-won wisdom over blintzes ...

  • Mish Mish


    In a basement near Paris, unearth a recently discovered treasure-trove of Egyptian animated films from the Frenkel brothers: three exceptional young filmmakers and creators of Mish-Mish Effendi, the Mickey Mouse of the entire region, revealing an Arab-Jewish golden age erased from the pages of hi...

  • Keep Quiet


    As vice-president of Hungary’s far-right extremist party, Csanad Szegedi espoused anti-Semitic rhetoric and Holocaust denials, and founded the Hungarian Guard, a now-banned militia inspired by a pro-Nazi group complicit in the murder of thousands of Jews during WWII. But his life was soon upended...

  • Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women


    Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women takes us into the rarefied world of young Hasidic women living what some consider an 18th-century way of life in 21st century Québec. The women are Chabad Lubavitch, a sect of Orthodox Hasidim, one of the more conservative branches of Judaism today.


  • Shekinah Rising


    From the award-winning creators of "Shekinah: The Intimate Life of Hasidic Women" comes the new film SHEKINAH RISING! Four years later, we return to these hermetically sealed communities in Quebec, New York, Paris, London and more and go deeper into the hidden world of Hasidic life, in a rare opp...

  • YidLife Crisis presents Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal


    Exclusively on ChaiFlicks! | YidLife Crisis presents CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal; a funny, heimish and enlightening historical and cultural tour of Jewish Montreal centered around its legendary foods. YidLife Crisis' Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion gorge themselves in choice eateries as th...

  • How About Adolf?


    It should have been a wonderful evening. Stephan and Elisabeth have invited their family and friends over for dinner, but as soon as Thomas announces that he and his pregnant girlfriend Anna are planning to name their unborn son Adolf, things get out of hand. As the evening escalates, secrets are...

  • The Last Laugh


    Are we allowed to make jokes about the Holocaust?

    The outrageously funny and thought-provoking film THE LAST LAUGH puts this question about comedy's ultimate taboo to legends including Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sarah Silverman, Gilbert Gottfried, Harry Shearer, Alan Zweibel, Jeffrey Ross, Judy Go...

  • The Last Suit


    Abraham Bursztein, an octogenarian Jewish tailor, embarks on the adventure of a lifetime. Escaping a family intent on confining him to a nursing home, Abraham leaves Buenos Aires in search of the man who, over 70 years ago, saved him from certain death. With assistance from a roll call of generou...

  • Sylvia: Tracing Blood


    'Sylvia: Tracing Blood' plots the clandestine and violent path of international spy Sylvia Raphael, a South African woman who infiltrated Israel's enemies, emerging as a top female Mossad agent.

    Directed by Saxon Logan
    United Kingdom, 2016
    Documentary, Jewish History
    105 minutes

  • The Bouncer


    Ovadia is the strongest doorman of all the night clubs in Tel Aviv. His biggest dream is to become a father, but he and his wife Rachel have been struggling to get pregnant for almost five years. One day, small time gangster named Shalom Rozental offers Ovadia a job, which Ovadia sees as a great ...

  • The Ritchie Boys
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Ritchie Boys

    Movie + 1 extra

    As Seen on 60 Minutes! | The Ritchie Boys is the riveting, untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned as soldiers in U.S. uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anyone. In Camp Ritchie, Maryland, they were trained in intelligence ...

  • Driver


    From the creator of "Shtisel"! | Nahman Ruzumni (Moshe Folkenflik, "Redemption") lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Brak, Israel. As a "Driver," he takes beggars to wealthy homes and coaches them telling their stories in order to inspire philanthropy. For his service, he...

  • The Keeper


    Fall in love with the incredible true story of THE KEEPER, exclusively on ChaiFlicks!

    Discover the remarkable story of Bert Trautmann (David Kross, "The Reader"), a German soldier and prisoner of war who, against a backdrop of British post-war protest and prejudice, secures the position of Goalk...