— by Rebecca Langer
Following the success of the Joy of Aliyah online documentary series, which followed the Aliyah journey of USA TV producer, best-selling author and celebrity chef Jamie Geller, Nefesh B’Nefesh has teamed up with the “kosher Rachael Ray” to produce a sequel which is co-produced by 12Tribe Films and Israel Video Network. The new behind-the-scenes Joy of Israel with Jamie Geller series, which premiered on April 2nd, will feature monthly webisodes — to be released on the first Tuesday of every month documenting Jamie and her family’s first year as new Olim, while showcasing the beauty of living in Israel.
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The new food and travel series is expected by its producers to surpass the popularity of the original series, which continues to grow and has garnered over 170,000 views on YouTube. The series was also combined into a full-length film which was featured at the Jerusalem Cinematheques’ Jewish Film Festival. The new episodes will follow Jamie as she visits famous culinary locales in Israel — restaurants, vineyards, dairies, farmers’ markets, and the likes.
Geller made Aliyah to Israel together with her family last August through Nefesh B’Nefesh, the Aliyah organization that works together with The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, JNF-USA and Israel’s Ministry of Immigrant Absorption to facilitate Aliyah from North America and the UK.