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 roots. “Narishkayt” (Yiddish for “silliness”) follows the duo on tour as they bring their show to Krakow and explore the dynamic and delicate intersections of Polish and Jewish life in the past and present.

Presented by Schusterman Family Foundation, Bronfman Fellows AVF and the Stevens-Kurtzig Family Fund.

Status: Completed

Format: TV documentary (1 X 37 minutes)

Directed by: Paulina Fiejdasz

Selection of the 2018 Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow and the 2018 Ashkenaz Festival