Shtisel season 2

  • Israel
  • Series
  • 2015
  • 12 / 47 min.
  • Director(s): Alon Zingman
  • Producer(s): Dikla Barkai, Abot Barkai for YES


Winner of 12 Israeli Academy Awards, the hit Israeli series is returning to the screen. The second season of Shtisel centers on father and son Shulem and Akiva Shtisel (Dov Glickman and Michael Aloni), who share the same apartment in ultra-Orthodox Mea Shearim, the same cynical humor, and the same search for love and motherly warmth in a cold world.
In the first episode of the season, Noaham and Libi return to Israel after years abroad. Noaham is Shulem’s younger brother, and his beautiful daughter Libi will soon become Akiva’s love interest. Noaham and Shulem fight over their mother’s love and their children’s future.

Akiva’s sister, Giti Weiss (Neta Riskin) and her husband Lipa (Zohar Strauss), cope with a new baby during a difficult time while their adolescent daughter Ruhami (Shira Haas) develops a surprising infatuation.

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Alon Zingman


Dikla Barkai, Abot Barkai for YES


Roey Roth


Gilad Ariel

Original Music

Avi Belleli


Dov Glickman, Michael Aloni, Sasson Gabay, Neta Riskin, Zohar Strauss, Shira Haas, Hadas Yaron, Lia König

Original Language

Hebrew, Yiddish



Series creators

Yehonathan Indursky, Ori Elon

Sound design

Oded Yossef Ringel and Yossi Appelbaum

Produced in collaboration with

AVI CHAI Foundation and Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Award of Excellence
    Accolade Global Film Competition

Accolade Global Film Competition, , 2015

TELAS TV Festival, Brazil, 2015

Australia Jewish Film Festival, Australia, 2015

Jerusalem Interantional Film Festival, Israel, 2015


  • "Poignantly written, excellently acted and resonant storylines about life, love and loss."
    - Renee Ghert-Zand, The Jewish Forward
  • "Delicate, touching story, outstanding acting ... simply excellent series."
    - Neta Choter, MAKO
  • "The work of the director Alon Zingman is admirable in its precision when it comes to details."
    - Mor Company, Nana 10
  • "A magic world which can easily attract any viewer"
    - Ophir Artzi, Achbar Hair