THE MAINE YIDDISH CULTURE FESTIVAL
Join us for a movie and nosh!
Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal – Yiddish comedy team YidLife Crisis presents a funny, heimish and enlightening historical and cultural tour of Jewish Montreal centered around its legendary foods. Jamie Elman & Eli Batalion gorge themselves in choice eateries as they highlight their native city’s Jewish story in insightful, witty conversations with historians, restaurant owners and other ‘landsmen’ who kvell over the community’s literati as much as the iconic smoked meats and world-class bagels. Never has Jewish history tasted so good. Doc/2018/54 min,
“This duo makes the history lesson fun, visiting eateries familiar to all Montrealers, Jewish or not” The Atlanta Jewish Times
The program will open with the short film, A Day in Warsaw. This short documentary, filmed in Warsaw in 1938 and 1939, captures the spirit of Jewish life in pre-World War II Warsaw. Narrated in Yiddish with English subtitles, it presents the viewer with important images of daily life in Jewish Warsaw as it was before the Nazi invasion. This film was recently restored by the National Center for Jewish Film.