Join famous Israeli comedian and media personality, Guri Alfi, as he travels the USA to explore American Jewry. Alfi’s light-hearted dialogue creates an exploration and connection for both Israeli and American Jews. Alfi even makes a couple of familiar stops in Colorado! American audiences will find “The New Jew” an interesting mirror to examine their own Jewish culture and community. JAAMM will host a discussion and Q&A digging into the themes of the show. All episodes of the show will be available to stream at home for two weeks leading up to the event, and one week following.
Israel and the United States are the counties with the two largest Jewish populations on the planet and yet Jews living in both countries connect to their religion and heritage in vastly different ways. This 4-episode documentary series was a smash hit in Israel! The show’s host, Guri Alfi, is a famous Israeli entertainment celebrity whose name is on the credits of many works as a comedian, actor, director, and writer. In “The New Jew”, Guri’s journey through American Jewry is a comedic and open-minded dialogue and includes a couple of important stops in Colorado. For the Israeli audience, “The New Jew” explores and shines a light on American Jewish Life. American Jews will find that the series provides an interesting mirror for self-reflection and appreciation of the mosaic that makes the American Jewish community so diverse.