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  • YidLife Crisis presents Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

    Movie

    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...

  • 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...

  • Episode 3: The Double Date | YidLife Crisis (Season 2)

    A blind date for Leizer with the perfect woman turns into a battle of nebbish proportions.
    Featuring special guest star Mayim Bialik!

  • YidLife Crisis Presents: Global Shtetl

    6 seasons

    Leizer and Chaimie’s alter egos (Eli and Jamie) tour the world in search of Yiddish, the proverbial “crisis” in modern Jewish identity, and as much food (kosher or otherwise) as possible.

    Created by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
    2014 - present
    Documentary, Comedy, Travel, Yiddish Culture
    Yiddish...

  • Narishkayt: YidLife Crisis in Krakow

    Movie

    When Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, Jewish Canadian comedians and creators of the award-winning Yiddish series “YidLife Crisis”, travel to Poland in search of their Yiddish roots and Ashkenazi culture, they end up finding a unique Jewish community built by Poles looking to face their own complex r...

  • The YidLife Crisis Guide to Love and Sex

    1 season

    With Valentine's Day upon us, the YidLife guys turn to a married Orthodox couple - both rabbis - to answer all their questions about dating, loving and sex. Featuring Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold and Rabbi Avi Finegold.

    Parental Advisory: Suitable for Audiences 18 and Up

    By Eli Batalion and J...

  • 100 Years of Jewish Business in Montreal

    Movie

    In honour of the Centennial year of Montreal's Federation CJA, Jamie and Eli of YidLife Crisis present a retrospective of '100 Years of Jewish Business in Montreal'.

    By Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
    Canada, 2017
    Yiddish (with English subtitles)
    Documentary, Short Film, Canadian History, Jewish H...

  • The YidLife Crisis Guide to the Holiday Classics

    Movie

    Merry Crisismukkah! It's the latest holiday release from your favorite nudniks. So, while you’re at work shredding those potatoes, yingling bells, or chugging gogl-mogl or eggnog, this platter of oy-ful melodies will make your season even brighter.

    Created by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
    Canada,...

  • The YidLife Crisis Guide to (C)han(n)uk(k)a(h)

    Movie

    Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion, the hilarious stars of the smash hit Yiddish comedy series YidLife Crisis, sit down with the learned and patient Rabbi Lisa Grushcow to answer all the questions you’ve ever asked about Hanukkah (and some you never have) in this insightful and entertaining short! #Khani...

  • YidLife Does NYC | Global Shtetl (New York City)

    YidLife Crisis at the Workmen's Circle's Taste of Jewish Culture Festival in NYC.

  • Bonus Episode: YidLife Crisis vs. Howie Mandel

    The boychicks from YidLife Crisis get their chance to meet Howie Mandel and are determined not to blow it.

  • Narishkayt: YidLife Crisis in Krakow

    When Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, Jewish Canadian comedians and creators of the award-winning Yiddish series “YidLife Crisis”, travel to Poland in search of their Yiddish roots and Ashkenazi culture, they end up finding a unique Jewish community built by Poles looking to face their own complex r...

  • Episode 1: Britishkayt (part 1) | Global Shtetl (London)

    David Rosenberg guides Jamie and Eli on the bagel vs. beigel debate and the history of "tailor-made" unionization in London's East End.

  • Episode 1: Sukkannabis | YidLife Crisis (Season 3)

    While Leizer pitches the ultimate Sukkah tent, Chaimie pitches making Sukkot the Highest of Holidays.

  • Episode 2: Think Yiddish, Drink British | Global Shtetl (London)

    At the Nelson Street Synagogue, Leon Silver has Jamie and Eli drink in his unique interfaith neighbourhood...and his schnapps.

  • Episode 2: Yingl Belz | YidLife Crisis (Season 2)

    Chaimie & Leizer nosh on wontons (aka kreplach) and discover that we're all a little bit Christm-ish.

  • 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 3: Newish Jewish | Global Shtetl (London)

    Jamie and Eli meet thespian Nick Cassenbaum and musician Rachel Westonto get a sip of the Newish Jewish scene in London.

  • Detroit Rock Shtetl (part 2) | Global Shtetl (Detroit)

    Part 2 of our visit to DETROIT features chopping cabbage w Carly and the menschn at Yad Ezra, eating goat cheese/milk chocolate at Mongers' Provisions with cheesemonger Zach Berg, and hanging with Jacob Smith at Detroit Institute of Bagels (duh).

  • Episode 1: Britishkayt (part 2) | Global Shtetl (London)

    David Rosenberg guides Jamie and Eli on the bagel vs. beigel debate and the history of "tailor-made" unionization in London's East End.

  • Breakfast in Houston | Global Shtetl (Houston)

    When we brought our live show to Houston, TX back in 2017, we heard we had to go meet Ed and have breakfast at his 40+ year old New York Deli & Coffee Shop. We heard -and ate- right! We dug this up during #QuaranTimes2020... we're all in this together.

  • Detroit Rock Shtetl (part 1) | Global Shtetl (Detroit)

    Global Shtetl, our travelog docu-series on Jewish life, food and yiddishkayt around the world, continues with Part 1 of... DETROIT ROCK SHTETL!

  • Episode 5: Take Pride | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)

    Jamie and Eli take part in the holiest day of the year in Tel Aviv - Pride.

  • Episode 4: Day at the Museum | Global Shtetl (Tel Aviv)

    Jamie and Eli get a very special tour from a special "Tor" guide around Tel Aviv's Museum of the Jewish People.