February 13, 2021, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A schmooze and Q&A with the two boychiklekh behind the world’s first Chai Plus (18+) Yiddish web series via Zoom
A hilarious 2-man comedy troupe, Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion are entertainers (and closeted Jewish educators) from Montreal. Their unique friendship spawned an irreverent tribute to the Yiddish language, culture, and comedic tradition they were raised on.
Calling it “YidLife Crisis,” they hatched the world’s first Yiddish sitcom, exploring religious and cultural identity in a decidedly modern multicultural world. Its popularity has led to multiple video and written projects, international press, multiple awards and over 3 million online views.