Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal


Best of Fest Encore Screening

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
10:30 AM @ JFCS – Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center
(345 Montgomery Ave, 
Bala Cynwyd)

10:30 AM | Bagel Brunch
11 AM | Film

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General Admission: $12 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman
Genre: Documentary Feature
Country: Canada
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 2 min
Language: English

Fall Fest Audience Award Winner for Best Documentary!
Warning: No calories were counted in the making of this “nosh-umentary.”

Amid their proverbial YidLife Crisis, Eli Batalion (Appiness, Stage Fright) and Jamie Elman (Mad Men, Curb Your Enthusiasm), the comedy duo behind the world’s first-ever Yiddish web series, return to their hometown and discover what they may have known all along: there’s no better way to learn about Montreal’s rich Jewish history than to taste it! Every Montrealer knows that an authentic Montreal food tour is incomplete without a stop at Wolinsky’s and its world-famous neighbor, Fairmount Bagel. So pile on the Montreal-smoked meat, serve up a generous helping of chocolate babka, throw in some Sephardi home cooking and join Jaime, Eli, and friends as they eat their way across Jewish Montreal. A little funny, a little heimish (unpretentious and homey) and even a little fattening, if you love food, CHEWDAISM is the movie for you.

Join us at 10:30 AM for complimentary bagels before the film!

PLEASE NOTE: There is free parking in the Brodsky Center lot, as well as meter and 2-hour parking on surrounding streets. Due to expected large attendance, free valet parking will also be available. Please use the entrance on Montgomery Avenue to enter the building for the program. Please be aware that due to increased security all attendees will be asked to show ID.


Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
  • Washington Jewish Film Festival