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When you’re Jewish but forget what gefilte fish tastes like.

If you asked 13-year-old me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer unequivocally would be “Bat Mitzvah dance motivator” – you know, the dancers who hype up the room of braces-faced, pimple-ridden adolescents who aren’t quite sure where to place their hands on (above or below!?) the small of their partner’s back during a slow dance. But years go by, priorities change and I’m no longer religiously attending synagogue every Saturday morning (read: gossiping in the bathroom with my friends) to hear the girl in my math class’s Haftarah.

There are times now where I yearn for my Jewish roots and want to feel connected to my culture, without having to sit through an hour-long Seder where I’m forced to ask (what should be the fifth) question, “What exactly is a gefilte fish?” So Baruch Hashem that these shows and movies exist, the perfect pregame to this week's sabbath.

Situationist Certified Recommendations:


It’s Shtisel


It’s Shtisel but she leaves (kol hakavod)

My Unorthodox Life

It’s Unorthodox but make it the Kardashians of Tribeca


Dave, aka Lil Dicky aka the pride of Schmeckles everywhere takes Jewish neuroticism and narcissism to a new level (and in the best way possible).

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If Joan Rivers played Baby in Dirty Dancing minus the dancing and Patrick Swayze, plus stand up comedy and Ms. Ungermeyer

Shiva Baby

This shiva has everything: Rainbow Cake, painful conversations, nagging parents, a confrontation with a current hookup, his wife, and their newborn baby. Oy!


Yada, yada, yada

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Yada yada yada but in LA


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