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 video views and 30,000 subscribers, global press, awards and accolades, appearances and shoots around the world, the collaboration of talent such as Mayim Bialik and Howie Mandel, and a chance to work with various organizations from Jewish community centers through academic institutions through comedy festivals.
Created by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
2014 - present
Comedy, Sitcom, Yiddish Culture, Canadian Culture
Yiddish, English (with English subtitles)
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 2: The Schmaltz | YidLife Crisis (Season 1)
To Lean or Not to Lean - that is the question.
Episode 3: The Great Debate | YidLife Crisis (Season 1)
Chaimie and Leizer settle the age-old Talmudic argument – St. Viateur or Fairmount bagel for the win?
Episode 4: Bastards | YidLife Crisis (Season 1)
Chaimie tries to get Leizer out of his Maccabean shell with Greek philosophy and the power of pita.