Visiting Film Scholar

eric-goldman.jpgSaturday, December 9 & Sunday, December 10

Eric Goldman is one of the world’s foremost scholars of Jewish cinema. He holds a doctorate in cinema studies from New York University and graduate degrees in Theater Arts and Contemporary Jewish Studies from Brandeis. An adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and founder of Ergo Media, a distributor of Jewish cinema, Goldman co-hosted a five-week series on Turner Classic Movies television with the late Robert Osborne. His most recent book is “The American Jewish Story through the Cinema” and he is currently writing a book on Israeli society through the lens of cinema. He serves as a film critic for New Jersey’s “The Jewish Standard.”


The weekend's schedule is as follows:

Saturday, December 9, 9:30 a.m. | Shabbat Services and scholar presentation, “Comparing Film to Torah portion Vayeishev” - Kiddush lunch followed by presentation - “The 40’s and 50’s Through Film: A Changing American Jewry”

Saturday, December 9, 7:30 p.m. | Dessert and presentation, “The American Jewish Experience Through Cinema”

Sunday, December 10, 10:15 a.m. | Breakfast and presentation, “Israeli Society Through the Lens of Cinema”

​Sponsored by The Ramie A. Tritt Family Foundation


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