Culture Mavens

Hosted by Rabbi Susan Nanus and author and Temple member Tom Teicholz, Culture Mavens is your all-access guide to one-of-a-kind experiences related to Judaism meant to entertain, enlighten, and educate. Stay tuned for a new episode every Friday. 
Culture Mavens
The Dig

In the late 1930s, wealthy landowner Edith Pretty hires amateur archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate the mounds on her property in England. He and his team discover a ship from the Dark Ages while digging up a burial ground

Call-My-Agent-Netflix

At Paris talent firm, A.S.K, agents scramble to keep their star clients happy and their business afloat. Three agents, Mathias, Gabriel and Andréa, juggle one situation to another in circumstances that blend their personal and professional lives.

The-New-Black-Chai-Flicks

Follow the adventures of four Haredi students who study at a yeshiva in Jerusalem. What you will find in Shababniks (Hebrew slang word for a Haredi youth who is off the path – but not entirely!) is fun, and a lot of it. Created by Eliran Malka and starring Omer Perelman Striks from "Valley of Tears" and Rotem Keinan from "Fauda."

Picked by Our Mavens:

💭 The Casden Institute 

The Casden Institute supports research that aims to spur dialogue and achieve greater understanding not only about what it means to be Jewish in America but what it means to be American in a pluralistic society.

🎤 The Temple Emanu-El Stricker Center

Part of Manhattan's Temple Emanu-El, this cultural center strives to create  Jewish experiences with compelling classes, seminars, and special events to challenge, inspire, and entertain.

 🌎 Jewish Council for Public Affairs

A compilation of resources across a variety of media -- from curricula to podcasts -- intended to help you educate yourself and your community.

 📚 Los Angeles Review Of Books

Read Tom's Review of Yair Assulin's recently translated book The Drive, available on Amazon

✡️  My Jewish Learning 

A variety of resources for all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life -- from beliefs and practices to food and history.

🎭  Lincoln Center At Home 

Lincoln Center at Home showcases a diverse program of online experiences like daily pop-up classrooms, concerts, and performances by world-class artists.

🎬  ChaiFlix 

Exclusive access to a highly acclaimed library of Jewish and Israeli movies, TV series, and documentaries.

🎨  Arts at AJU 

A Planted Allegory Audio Guide by Artist Jenny Yurshansky is a series of stories about invasive plants deemed as "blacklist."

💻  YIVO Institute for Jewish Research 

Learn about an array of subjects such as Jewish traditions and Yiddish language and literature.