“Batalion and Elman, the comedy stars of the web series YidLife Crisis, which explores the burning questions and absurdities of contemporary Jewish life, return to their Montreal hometown to explore their heritage by eating their way across the city. They seek out the best Jewish eateries Montreal offers, while delving into the city’s intriguing past and marveling at its vibrant present and future, all in 24 hours.”
A Masterclass in the Crisis by Eli Batalion & Jamie Elman, with Professor Anna Shternshtis
Presented by the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, University of Toronto
Open to U of T students and faculty
Oraynu Congregation for Humanistic Judaism, in partnership with the Miles Nadal JCC, presents YouTube Sensations Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion aka YidLife Crisis!
Join us for an evening of comedy, music, video, and thought-provoking shtick.
All welcome! No Yiddish knowledge required!
Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley
Montrealers Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion entertain us with a funny, heimish, and enlightening historical and cultural tour of Jewish metro-Montreal centered around its legendary foods. The two friends gorge themselves in choice Jewish eateries as they highlight their native city’s Jewish story in insightful witty conversations with historians, restaurant owners, and other lanzmen. Never has Jewish history tasted so good!
Preceded by two hilarious shorts taken from the popular “Yidlife Crisis” series.
This is the fourth and final film in our 2019 series. It is a documentary on Jewish food in Montreal hosted by the creators of the hilarious podcast 'Yidlife Crisis'. We hope to see you there!
FILM PRESENTED BY CO-CREATOR ELI “LEIZER” BATALION!
UN-Holy Toledo! We’re on shpilkes to come for TWO performances at the Toledo Jewish Film Fest:
July 14 - YidLive!
July 15 - CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Jewish Montreal screening and talkback
MORE INFO/TICKETS: https://www.jewishtoledo.org/filmfestival
Sunday, May 126:45 PM E Street Cinema SOLD OUT*
Wednesday, May 156:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Join Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, the creators and stars of the award-winning Yiddish-ish web series YidLife Crisis – in the fleisch! The boychiks from Montreal present an evening of comedy, film, and music reflecting their unique take on the modern Jewish experience.
Presented in partnership with EntryPointDC – the 20s and 30s program of the EdlavitchDCJCC.
Struggling with their own proverbial “YidLife Crisis,” two Montrealers on the cusp of middle age return to Montreal to discover their own mixed-up heritage in the story of Jewish Montreal. Told through an entire day’s worth of eating in and around the city, this film follows Jamie, Eli and guests as they discover the roots of the city’s Jewish community through a series of classic Jewish eateries that tell the story of their community over the last 100 years.
Sponsored by: Jerold and Ellen Minkin Family Foundation
Appearance by the Directors generously underwritten by Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring Michigan
Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in Detroit
Co-sponsored by: Drs. Ora and Michael Singer, Carol and Ron Fogel
Join Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion - aka Montreal’s homegrown “YidLife Crisis” - for a celebratory night of food, history and shtick at the highly anticipated PREMIERE of their hit documentary film “CHEWDAISM: A Taste of Montreal.”
Telling the story of the last 100 years of Jewish Montreal through six meals in one carbohydrational day, CHEWDAISM has already played over 20 international fests in a matter of months. Finally, it’s the HOMECOMING for the hometown crowd, and the only place where the people and the food in the documentary will be presented live...in the FLEISH!
There will be special guests, live MUSIC and, you guessed it, FOOD! (Admission comes with a deli-ish meal and dessert)
This documentary project and launch event made possible with the generous help of The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Foundation and Federation CJA
Wilensky’s. Schwartz’s. Cheskie’s. Discover the roots of Montreal’s vibrant Jewish community through the classic eateries that tell its story. We’re pairing the Toronto premiere of Chewdaism, the first feature film by the creators of the wildly popular web series, YidLife Crisis, with a Jewish Montreal-inspired nosh-fest conceived especially for us by local legend, Chef Anthony Rose (Rose and Sons, Schmaltz).