Eric A. Goldman, Jewish Film Educator, Historian and Critic
A LENS ON ISRAEL: A SOCIETY THROUGH ITS CINEMA

Sunday, January 26, 11:00am
Co-sponsored with Institute for Judaic Studies. | Talk

About the Lecture: Israeli movies provide an intimate insight into Israel’s birth, growth and development as a country.  The cinema provides an ideal “lens” by which we gain a greater understanding of Israel’s history, culture and the challenges to its existence. Eric Goldman will use film clips to help us understand the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its cinema.


Light refreshments will be served following the talk.

About Eric A. Goldman

Eric A. Goldman is founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a New Jersey-based video publishing company specializing in Jewish and Israeli video. He is an expert and lecturer on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film and noted film educator. He was curator of film for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, where he supervised the preservation of Yiddish films, and for many years he curated and moderated the film program at the Center for Jewish History and Yeshiva University in New York City. 

Goldman received a Ph.D. in Cinema Studies from New York University and was a fellow of the Max Weinreich Center for Eastern European Jewish Studies at Columbia University. He holds graduate degrees in Contemporary Jewish Studies and Theater Arts from Brandeis University and a B.A. from Temple University. He is adjunct associate professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and The Jewish Theological Seminary. 

Eric Goldman has written extensively on the Jewish experience in film. The University of Texas Press recently published his new book, The American Jewish Story Through Cinema, about the American Jewish encounter with movies. Dr. Goldman has also produced and directed for radio, television, video and film and has developed and authored over a dozen DVDs, including Yidl mitn Fidl, Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer and Lies My Father Told Me



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