“The New Jew” Docuseries – A Conversation with the Producers

Ever wonder how Israelis perceive American Jews? ‘The New Jew’ is a 4-part miniseries which explores the growing divide between the two epicenters of world Jewry. It introduces the varied facets of Jewish life in the US, and the multiplicity of identities within it, in a compelling and entertaining way. It emphasizes the fundamental differences between the particularistic Jewishness that is predominant in Israel vs. the universalistic Jewishness that has developed in the US, and raises the ultimate question- are we still one people, or perhaps we have grown so far apart that we no longer share the same destiny? The show is presented by Guri Alfi, one of Israel’s most popular comedians, and was produced for the Public Broadcasting Corporation in Israel.