Cornell and BU Judaic studies to offer talk on “The Making of ‘Shtisel"...

Cornell and BU Judaic studies to offer talk on “The Making of ‘Shtisel’” on March 24

The Jewish Studies Program at Cornell University and the Judaic Studies Department at Binghamton University will offer “The Making of ‘Shtisel’: A public (virtual) talk by Yehonatan Indursky” on Wednesday, March 24, from 4-5 pm. Indurski, who will be introduced by Shalom Shoer, will discuss the making of the TV series “Shtisel.” Registration is required and can be made at

An award-winning writer and director, Indursky is a graduate of the ultra-Orthodox Ponevezh Yeshiva, and was later an alumnus of the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. He wrote and created, with Ori Elon, the drama series “Shtisel,” which won 17 Israeli Academy of Television awards. The series is currently an international hit on Netflix. In “Shtisel,” a haredi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life.

Indursky is also known for the full-length documentary “Ponevezh Time,” which was nominated for Best Documentary Film at the Israeli Academy Awards. His first full-length film, “Driver,” won the Israeli Critics Award. He also wrote and directed the series “Autonomies,” which won Reflet d’Or for “Best International Television Series” at the Geneva International Film Festival.