Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal


GPJFF Breakfast Club

Sunday, November 17, 2019
@ National Museum of American Jewish History

10 AM | Bagel Buffet
11 AM | Film

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*General Admission: $25

*Ticket includes admission to pre-film bagel breakfast buffet and mimosas.

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

Board Sponsored by: Elaine Lindy; Debbie and Bob Fleischman; Edward and Susan Hoffman

Philadelphia Premiere
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 before the film for a build-your-own bagel breakfast buffet and mimosas, courtesy of Cooper Spirits!

Special Guest: Rachel Fleit | Director of GEFILTE


Official Selection:

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

Screening with Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

Philadelphia Premiere

Directed by Rachel Fleit | Documentary Short | USA | 2018 | 11 min | English

Rachel Fleit’s delectable food doc follows the Hermelin family of Detroit as they prepare gefilte fish for their annual massive Passover dinner.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

Tuesdays Are for Burekas
Screening with Chewdaism: A Taste of Jewish Montreal

Philadelphia Premiere

Directed by Adam Hirsch | Documentary Short | USA | 2019 | 6 min | English

The sisterhood of an Atlanta synagogue comes together to make burekas, yummy Turkish pastries passed down from a traditionally Sephardic recipe.

Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • JCC Chicago Jewish Film Festival