Jewish Film

Israeli Culture

Contemporary Israeli Film

Filmmakers find a uniquely Israeli voice.


Jewish Film 101

Jews played--and continue to play--a pivotal role in the Hollywood movie studios, while Jews and Judaism have appeared in films in different ways and degrees throughout the history of film.


Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof brought the shtetl--along with many memorable characters and unforgettable tunes--to the big screen.

Jewish Film Quiz

How much do you know about Jewish films, actors, directors and stories?

Jews in Hollywood, 1930-1950

American Jews and the making of the movie industry.

Yiddish Film

Produced in Poland and America, Yiddish film captured the diversity and richness of the Yiddish-speaking world.


A cinematic look at the life of resistance fighters.

Shari Lewis

A Jewish television puppeteer with a long career.

Jewish Mothers on Television

For the most part, Jewish mothers on television are portrayed in a negative light.

The Nanny

Fran Drescher's show caused controversy for its portrayal of Jews.

Jews in Television

Looking at Judaism on the small screen.

Gila Almagor

This Israeli writer, stage actress, and film actress has a complicated identity.

The Goldbergs

At one point, America's favorite family was a Jewish immigrant and her children.

Jon Stewart

Not your ordinary Jewish funny man (okay, maybe he is).