Drinking in the very best that Montreal's multicultural Mile End has to offer, Chaimie and Leizer, best friends and debating adversaries, tackle life, love, and lactose intolerance in this foodie centric web series done entirely in their grandparents' Yiddish.
YidLife Crisis is a Yiddish comedy web series and evolving Jewish cultural brand created by two friends, Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion, wanting to pay homage to their upbringing and the Jewish comedic lens on life on which they were raised. In doing so, they created "YidLife Crisis," a love letter about modern Jewish identity, set entirely in Yiddish (with English and French subtitles), and one that makes Jewish identity inclusive to all through the ice-breaking power of comedy.
What started as a passion project turned into a hit with over to 3,000,000 video views, global press, and appearances on multiple continents.
***Nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Award for Best Digital Series***
***Winner: Best Non-English Series at IAWTV Awards***
***Winner: Best Comedy at Toronto Web Fest"
Videos and credits: yidlifecrisis.com
Status: Seasons 1 and 2 produced, Season 3 in production
Format: Digital Series