Shalom From Fort Lee


It’s not live from New York, but close by.

Across the Hudson River in Fort Lee, in a large set of studios, Shalom TV broadcasts a fare of Jewish shows on cable television available to 40 million homes around the country.

The network (, founded in 2003, carries movies and documentaries, Israeli news programs and talk shows, High Holy Days services and singles programming.

A popular offering is “L’Chayim,” hosted by Rabbi Mark Golub, above, founder of Shalom TV and creator of the first Russian-language channel for Jews from the former Soviet Union.

Shalom TV is not a “religious network,” its website says, rather “a mainstream cultural service addressing the entire spectrum of the Jewish community. It is independent of any specific Jewish movement or organization.”