The JC Top 20 Jewish shows on TV

Looking for a new TV show to get hooked on? We've rounded up the best Jewish and Israeli-inspired shows around. From dramas to documentaries and comedies to tear-jerkers, you won't want to go out this month.


It's January. that time of year when all the new TV shows hit our screens and really, what else is there to do but hunker down on the sofa and binge watch until the weather warms up again.

Here is our round up of the best Jewish and Israeli shows on TV - from some newcomers catching everyone's attention, to some series that have been around for a while but are definitely worth the investment.


The Kominsky Method

Golden Globe winning comedy about ageing, starring Michael Douglas as acting coach and Alan Arkin as agent – both characters are Jewish. Douglas picked up a Golden Globe for his performance this week.

The Good Cop

Comedy-drama murder-mystery starring Josh Groban and Tony Danza playing father and son good-cop/bad-cop team. 

The program is based on an Israeli show of the same name created by Erez and Tomer Aviram and produced by Yoav Gross.

One of Us (documentary)

Observational filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady take a look at the lives of three individuals who have chosen to leave the world of Hasidic Judaism.

Red Trees (documentary)

Filmmaker Marina Willer details her Jewish family's escape from Nazi-occupied Prague to refuge in Brazil, where her father built a life as an architect. 

When Heroes Fly

Years after a bitter falling out, four Israeli military veterans reunite and travel to Colombia in search of a loved one they'd presumed to be dead.Starring Tomer Kappon from Fauda, the series airs from Thursday January 10


After surviving a bomb attack, two low-level mobsters in Jerusalem change their ways and set about making strangers' Wailing Wall prayers come true.  Described as a dark comedy.

The Angel (film)

Ashraf Marwan, the son-in-law of President Nasser, becomes a special adviser while working as an Israeli agent.

The Resistance Banker 

Risking his family and future, a banker in occupied Amsterdam slows the Nazi war machine by creating an underground bank to fund the resistance

Operation Finale 

In 1960, Israeli spies undertake a daring mission to capture notorious Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann and bring him to justice. Starring Ben Kingsley and Oscar Isaac.


A Charedi family living in an ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Jerusalem reckons with love, loss and the doldrums of daily life. Described by JC team fans as "like Eastenders, set in the Charedi community".


A top Israeli agent comes out of retirement to hunt for a Palestinian fighter he thought he'd killed, setting a chaotic chain of events into motion

Schitt's Creek

Sitcom created by Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy. Suddenly broke, the formerly filthy-rich Rose family is reduced to living in a ramshackle motel in a town they once bought as a joke: Schitt's Creek.

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The Marvelous Mrs Maisel

One of the raved-about TV shows of the past few years, this Golden Globe-winning show follows Miriam Maisel, a housewife in the 1950s as she becomes a stand-up comic.

Forever Pure (documentary)

Beitar Jerusalem F.C. is the most popular and controversial football team in Israel, the only club in the Premier League never to sign an Arab player. Mid-way through the 2012-13 season, a secretive transfer deal by the owner, Russian-Israeli oligarch Arcadi Gaydamak, brought two Muslim players from Chechnya.


Comedy-drama about a Los Angeles family and their lives following the discovery that the person they knew as their father Mort (Jeffrey Tambor) is a trans woman.

Curb your Enthusiasm 

Seinfeld's writer Larry David stars as as fictionalised version of himself, living the good life out in Los Angeles and stumbling through one faux-pas after another.

Will and Grace 

90s sitcom which recently returned to the small screen, focuses on the friendship between best friends Will Truman (Eric McCormack), a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler (Debra Messing), a straight interior designer. 

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The Goldbergs

US comedy recalling the wonder years of geeky Adam and his eccentric 80s suburban family, including over-bearing Jewish mother, Beverly.

Who is America?

Political satire television series created by Sacha Baron Cohen.

Friday Night Dinner

Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong.

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