Asaf Galay

Asaf Galay has directed numerous award-winning documentaries for Israeli television, including a series scalled Hasidistock about pop music in the Ultra Orthodox community. He wrote, directed and produced The Muses of Bashevis Singer, about the Nobel Prize-winning Yiddish author, and recently completed The Adventures of Saul Bellow about the Pulitzer Prize-winning author, which won a Library of Congress/Ken Burns award in 2019. In 2016 he directed and produced The Hebrew Superhero, described by Tablet magazine as a “supremely entertaining” film on the subject of comics in Israeli history. In addition to his acclaimed film and television career, Galay is museum curator at Beit Hatfutsot, the Museum for the Jewish People located in Tel Aviv, and head curator of exhibits on Bob Dylan (“Forever Young”), Jewish Humor (“Laughing at History”), Jewish fashion designers (“Dream Weavers”), and “Amy Winehouse – A Family Portrait.”