JLTV’s Air Land & Sea Episode Featuring the Jewish History of Magnificent Malta Wins Two Major Awards

Jewish Life TV’s (JLTV) Air Land & Sea episode on The Jewish History of Magnificent Malta won two prestigious media awards.

The first was “Best in Class – News & Broadcasts” from the Religion Communicators Council and the second was a Silver award in the 2023 World Media Festival – Travel & Tourism, held in Hamburg, Germany. 

Produced & Hosted by Brad Pomerance, JLTV Host & Executive Vice President, this two-hour program premiered on JLTV in 2022. One of four episodes focusing on Jewish Heritage Malta, this TV special takes the audience on a remarkable journey, uncovering the history of Maltese Jewry, believed to be one of the oldest Jewish communities in the entire world. 

Valletta, Malta’s Capital

Carlo Micallef, CEO, Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) congratulated Brad Pomerance and the entire JLTV crew and noted, “Malta has the history, sites and attractions but the JLTV team did a magnificent job to film, produce and present Malta’s rich Jewish Heritage to a large audience.”

“These awards bring further recognition to Jewish Heritage Malta and great honor to MTA and all the partners in Malta that helped make this happen.” 

Michelle Buttigieg, Malta Tourism Authority Representative North America, added that “Malta is very proud to introduce this Jewish Heritage Malta experience in such depth through the lens of JLTV to its large North American audience. For the US & Canada, Malta is still an undiscovered gem, and even more so, its Jewish Heritage.” Buttigieg added a special thanks to MTA’s partners in Malta who helped bring this JLTV story to life, including the host hotel, Corinthia Palace, Heritage Malta, Rabbi Reuben Ohayon and the local Jewish Community, Exclusively Malta, with a thanks also to The Phoenicia Malta and ION Harbour. Malta also wishes to express a special appreciation to Turkish Airlines for its support.”

JLTV Host & Producer, Brad Pomerance (left) and Dennis Mizzi, Ph.D., Judaic Studies, University of Malta (right) explore the Jewish Catacombs in M’dina dating back to 4th & 5th century CE

About Malta

The sunny islands of Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, are home to a most remarkable concentration of intact built heritage, including the highest density of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in any nation-state anywhere. Valletta, built by the proud Knights of St. John, is one of the UNESCO sites and the European Capital of Culture for 2018. Malta’s patrimony in stone ranges from the oldest free-standing stone architecture in the world, to one of the British Empire’s most formidable defensive systems, and includes a rich mix of domestic, religious and military architecture from the ancient, medieval and early modern periods. With superbly sunny weather, attractive beaches, a thriving nightlife and 8,000 years of intriguing history, there is a great deal to see and do. 

For more information on Malta, visit www.visitmalta.com

About Jewish Life Television 

Jewish Life Television is North America’s premier 24-7 Jewish-themed television network, available in over 45 million homes through Bell, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, Spectrum, and other providers. For more information, please contact Brad Pomerance, (310) 266-4437, [email protected]. @JewishLifeTV, @BradPomerance, www.jltv.tv 

About Air Land & Sea

From all four corners of the Globe, the intrepid team of travelers on the award-winning television series Air Land & Sea uncovers the triumphs and tribulations of the Jewish people both past and present, while at the same time offering the audience a deep dive into what makes the respective destination a must-see for all world travelers.

SEEN IN MAIN IMAGE: L to R – Rabbi Reuben Ohayon blows shofar in synagogue in Valletta – image courtesy of Malta Tourism Authority

Media Contacts:

Malta Tourism Authority

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Michelle Buttigieg, Representative North America

Tel: (212) 213-0944 

Fax: (212) 213-0938 

E-mail: [email protected] 

MTA U.S./Canada Editorial Contact:

The Bradford Group

Jillian Sliwinski/Amanda Marconi

Tel:      (212) 447-0027

E-mail: [email protected]

Jewish Life Television

Brad Pomerance, Host & Series Producer

Air Land & Sea

Tel: (310) 266-4437

E-mail: [email protected]

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