J-TV, YouTube TV Channel, Aims to Educate About Jewish Culture

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Oliver Anisfeld, a college student from London, has created a global TV channel on YouTube, that appeals to Jewish viewers and to people interested in Jewish culture.

The channel, J-TV, will be “a new, high quality, online Jewish media channel,” jewishnews.co.uk reported Anisfeld as saying. Anisfeld,a history student at University College, London, said that the channel will be “easily accessible, aimed at Jews and non-Jews who are interested in understanding Jewish life and culture.”

Anisfeld described the channel at a reception at Parliament’s Portcullis House, hosted by MP Jonathan Djanogly on Wednesday evening. More than 200 people attended the meeting to hear Anisfeld discuss the website.

The channel will feature four segments every week. The current affairs segment will be presented by director of the Henry Jackson Society, Dr. Alan Mendoza. The Jewish wisdom segment, hosted by Anisfeld, will address “dynamic Jewish educators in front of a studio audience.” The movers and shakers segment will feature interviews by Tara Adlestone. Finally, a Jewish food segment will feature Ashkenazic and Sephardic recipes.

Prominent guests on the show included former Chief Rabbi of the U.K. Lord Jonathan Sacks, and One Direction producer, Ben Winston.

Anisfeld said that during its first six weeks of operation, the channel will be sponsored by his father. After that, the channel will seek sponsorship, according to jewishnews.co.uk.

Anisfeld is the son of smoked salmon producer Lance Forman, according to the Times of Israel.

02/29/2016 10:55 AM by Menachem Rephun

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