Reshet, one of the franchises that runs Israel’s Channel Two, has signed a contract to film a drama series about the Chabad House in Nepal.
The series, which will be 12 episodes long, will be filmed after Tishrei. Israel TV has been discussing the series for the past year and a half. Both channels competed for the contract to film the series.
Several months ago, the producers visited the Chabad House in Nepal, where they met the shluchim Rabbi Chezky and Chanie Lifschitz, and started to make basic preparations for the filming.
Among those who will be involved are senior filmmaker Yair Raveh, director Uri Sivan, who has directed many TV series over the years, including one that won awards and was broadcast in the United States.
The series will include a documentary about the story of the Chabad House, as well as dramatic episodes illustrating its activities. Some of the stories will be dramatizations of true life incidents. Examples of how the Chabad House was involved in various rescue operations will also be shown.
Rabbi Lifschitz will be the consultant for the series.
Thousands of Israeli tourists visit the Chabad House in Nepal every year. It has become most famous for its public Seder, which is the largest such public event in the world.