JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service

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JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service
Launched August 2006
Slogan

Celebrating Jewish Culture

Television Worth Watching
Country United States
Language English language
Broadcast area North America
Headquarters Fort Lee, NJ
Website

www.jbstv.org

(live stream) http://jbstv.org/secure/live.htm

JBS Jewish Broadcasting Service, formerly Shalom TV, is a national Jewish television network. JBS addresses the entire spectrum of Jewish life with cultural programming of interest to the North American Jewish community. The network is a full-time HD and SD Channel. It is an English-language PBS style Jewish-oriented network and is a non profit organization produced by Jewish Education in Media (JEM), which should not be confused with Jewish Educational Media (JEM), an archive responsible for distributing video and audio material of the Lubavitcher Rebbe and the Lubavitch movement in support of Jewish inreach.

History[edit]

Shalom TV, now JBS, was founded in 2003 and began telecasting three years later. In 2008, Comcast launched Shalom TV On Demand nationally. The On Demand version of Shalom TV then expanded to more than 20 video distributors in more than 40 million homes throughout North America.

On December 7, 2012, Optimum (Cablevision) launched the Shalom TV Channel, making the Shalom TV Channel available to Optimum's 3 million subscribers. .[1] The JBS Channel is now in more than 8,000,000 homes in North America and growing.

Programming[edit]

Programs on JBS reflect and address the diversity and pluralism of the Jewish experience. The JBS Channel features daily newscasts from Israel, live late breaking stories and programs that enable viewers to call in and talk to guests and Friday evening services. News from Israel includes the IBA News. Additional programming includes public affairs events; American, Israeli and Yiddish films; roundtable discussion of issues facing the Jewish community worldwide; five Jewish Studies programs including the teaching of Hebrew and commentary on basic tenets of Judaism; children's programs; 92nd Street Y presentations; Israeli and American Jewish cultural shows; interviews with leading figures on the world Jewish stage and Israel travel documentaries. JBS also produces High Holiday services and original series. An original series for Jewish singles is From Date to Mate, a mockumentary about the urban dating scene."The Wisdom of Ruth Westheimer" is a new original television series produced by and airing on JBS. The show features Ruth Westheimer, a famous sex therapist, media personality, and author.

Viewers[edit]

JBS's programming is for every Jew with a sense of Jewish identity, and for members of the Jewish community seeking their roots. However, JBS is not intended exclusively for people of the Jewish religion. Televised offerings are also for anybody with a passion for learning and a desire to gain a greater understanding of Jewish tradition, Jewish life, and the land of Israel.

Notable interviews[edit]

JBS interviews prominent Jewish leaders and journalists from North America and Israel.

Malcolm Hoenlein-Executive Vice Chair, Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations

Alan Dershowitz- Legal scholar and activist

David Roet-Israel's Deputy U.N. Ambassador

J.J. Goldberg-Editor at Large and Senior Correspondent for The Jewish Daily Forward

Ambassador David Siegel-Israeli Consul General in Los Angeles

Shahar Azani- Spokesperson, Consul for Media Affairs, Consulate General of Israel

David Wilder-Spokesperson for the West Bank Jewish community of Hebron

Avigdor Lieberman-Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nir Barkat-Mayor of Jerusalem

Caroline Glick-Senior Editor of The Jerusalem Post

Yechiel Eckstein-International Fellowship of Christians and Jews

Michael Salberg-ADL's Director of International Affairs

Alan Cooperman-Deputy Director for the Pew Research Center's "Religion and Public Life Project

Isi Leibler-Columnist for the Jerusalem Post

Eric Yoffie-Haaretz

Staff[edit]

The executive staff consists of Rabbi Mark S. Golub (President and Executive Producer), David Brugnone (Chief Marketing Officer), Ellie Cohanim (Senior Vice President), Ron Jacobsohn (Managing Director) Edith Samers (Vice President of Marketing), Carol Lilienthal (Producer), Dr. Evgueni Lvov (Vice President of Operations) and Jan Weiss (Executive Assistant).

Availability[edit]

Television Provider Channel Locations
Antietam Cable TV
N.A.
Armstrong Cable
N.A.
Atlantic Broadband
168
Miami Beach, FL
Blue Ridge Communications
215
All service areas
Bright House Networks
N.A.
Buckeye CableSystem
N.A.
Click! Network
N.A.
Comcast
N.A.
Cox Communications
N.A.
Frontier Communications
N.A.
GCI
N.A.
Google Fiber TV
459
All service areas
Hotwire Communications
269
All service areas
MetroCast
246
Maine and New Hampshire
MetroCast (Maryland)
N.A.
Optimum TV
138
All service areas
RCN
269
All service areas
RCN
334
Lehigh Valley, PA
ROKU
Shalom TV
North America
Service Electric Cable TV
127
Lehigh Valley, PA and Western NJ
Service Electric Cablevision
N.A.
Time Warner Cable
N.A.
TuneIn Radio
Shalom TV
North America
Verizon FiOS TV
N.A.
WOW! (Wide Open West)
N.A.

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