February 24, 2024

New & Coming to ChaiFlicks (Winter 2024)

A new year means new releases. From Israeli TV series to acclaimed films, we are continuing to add more TV, films, and documentaries to our catalog every single week.

In case you missed it, scroll through the ChaiFlicks homepage to see the most popular series, films, and documentaries of 2023 here. Without further ado, scroll down to see some highlights of the content coming to ChaiFlicks to kick off the new 2024.

From Fire Dance — hailed by Kveller as one of the most exciting TV series coming in 2024 — to new docs and additional seasons of all-time favorites, there is a lot to look forward to this winter; A perfect excuse to stay in, stay warm, and tune in to some of the best content from around the Jewish world with ChaiFlicks.


U.S. spy Jonathan Pollard in Israeli documentary series Pollard
American-born intelligence official turned Israeli spy, Jonathan Pollard. (Storyline Productions)

Streaming February 15 | Documentary | 4x50' | Hebrew with English subtitles

One of the largest spying scandals in United States history had to do with none other than Israel. This acclaimed documentary series from Israeli creator Omri Assenheim explores the Pollard Affair which rocked both nations upon its discovery in the 1980s.

The scandal, which centered around former U.S. intelligence officer Jonathan Pollard, is still seen as the most significant upheaval in the history of American-Israeli government relations.

Pollard, a young American Jew with ambitions to save the Jewish State, was convicted of selling closely guarded U.S. secrets and highly classified intelligence material to numerous foreign countries in 1985. He admitted in the ensuing investigation that one of the recipient countries was America’s close ally, Israel.  

In its four episodes, Pollard outlines the evolution of the scandal using rare archival materials and first-time interviews with former American FBI agents, Israeli intelligence members and many other high-ranking government officials involved in what came widely to be known as “The Pollard Affair.”

Fire Dance

New and exclusive Israeli series Fire Dance comes to ChaiFlicks March 14. (Yes Studios/Shlomo Gelber)

Streaming March 14 | Documentary | 8x45' | Hebrew with English subtitles

From Israeli production house yes Studios (Fauda, Shtisel), Fire Dance is the first television series from acclaimed Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein-Shai (The Wedding Plan, Fill The Void) – the coming-of-age story of a young, troubled woman, in a tight knit ultra-orthodox religious sect.

The series premiered at the prestigious Series Mania Festival in 2022, where lead actor Yehuda Levy took home the Best Actor in a Drama Series Award.

Fire Dance revolves around the story of Feigi, a teenager coming of age in a broken home, without a father figure. She attaches her future happiness to Nathan (top Israeli actor Yehuda Levy), the 35-year-old married son of the leader of the ultra-orthodox community in which they both live. Feigi's feelings and her longing for a relationship with Nathan can never materialize. It is this delicate tension, between passion and fulfillment, set on the backdrop of a conservative, devout community – in which Fire Dance exists.

Shtisel (season 2)

Israeli actors Michael Aloni and Ayelet Zurer on the set of Shtisel (Yes Studios)

Shtisel — the Israeli series that became a global phenomenon returns to streaming with ChaiFlicks. Next up: season 2 of the beloved series.

To those of you who don’t know:

The Shtisels, a Haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem, reckons with questions about love, loss, and faith in this global hit that introduced Orthodox Jewish life to millions of fans around the world.

Breakthrough performances from Michael Aloni and Shira Haas lead a stellar cast featuring Dov Glickman, Ayelet Zurer, Neta Riskin, Zohar Strauss, and more.

Birth of a Conflict

Birth of a Conflict sheds new light on an impactful era that shaped the Middle East: The British Mandate

Coming soon| Documentary | 3x45' | Hebrew with English subtitles

A documentary mini-series shedding new light on a crucial but often forgotten time period in the history of Israel: the British Mandate. 

The scandal, which centered around former U.S. intelligence officer Jonathan Pollard, is still seen as the most significant upheaval in the history of American-Israeli government relations.

Birth of a Conflict gathers Jewish, Arab, and British experts who try to understand and find consensus for the ultimate question — how and why this bloody conflict started, and thus raising another dilemma: Could the course of history have been different?  

Originally airing on Israel's public broadcaster Kan11 in 2023, Birth of a Conflict finds new ways to connect the historical narratives that shape the Israeli-Palestinian reality to this day.