Live from New York, it’s Shushan Night Live—hosted by Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman from the comedy duo Yidlife Crisis (back by popular demand!), and featuring BJ’s teen band: GOLDBERG! Put on your favorite costume or your perfect mask, hear the megillah, and join us for a Purim celebration like no other.

For those joining us in person, please bring a box of pasta to use as a grogger; all boxes will be donated to West Side Campaign Against Hunger at the end of the night.

Registration is not required.


Jamie Elman and Eli Batalion are entertainers (and closeted Jewish educators) hailing from Montreal with combined credits spanning 20 years of theater, music, television, and film—from starring in Mad Men, House MD, and Curb Your Enthusiasm to writing, directing and producing films appearing at the Sundance, Toronto, Berlin, and SXSW film festivals.

Their unique friendship spawned an irreverent tribute to the Yiddish language, culture, and comedic tradition they were reared on. Calling it “YidLife Crisis,” they hatched the world’s first Yiddish sitcom—toasting, roasting, and wrestling with the modern Jewish experience. Its popularity has led to various awards and nominations, frequent live performances across North America, and some 4 million online views.