ChaiFlicks Teams with Yiddish Book Center


ChaiFlicks has entered a content partnership with the Yiddish Book Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to Yiddish literature and culture based in Amherst, Massachusetts.

ChaiFlicks has begun rolling out a variety of documentaries from the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, including films about actor and director Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek), musicians Peter Sokolow and Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell, and writers Avrom Sutzkever, Solomon Simon, Ida Maze, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and Alter Esselin.

The Yiddish Book Center was founded in 1980 to recover, preserve, teach and celebrate Yiddish literature and culture and advance a fuller understanding of Jewish history and identity. It launched the Wexler Oral History Project in 2010, and the growing collection includes in-depth video interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture chronicle Jewish identity.

ChaiFlicks is home to over 3,000 hours of top Jewish films and is now available in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Yiddish Book Center and continue their mission of disseminating and sharing the beauty of the rich Yiddish language and culture to as wide an audience as possible,” said Neil Friedman, co-founder of ChaiFlicks. “We know that our subscribers globally will enjoy and thoroughly appreciate the wide variety of Yiddish content that features the likes of Leonard Nimoy, Peter Sokolow and many others.”

“Through this partnership, we can amplify the stories that we are capturing by sharing them with ChaiFlicks’ extensive audience,” commented Christa P. Whitney, director of the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project. “ChaiFlicks is committed to presenting high-quality Jewish-themed content honoring the vastness of Jewish history and experience. We are honored to be included in their offerings.”