: Arts and Literature

Dr. Eric Goldman

Eric A. Goldman is adjunct associate professor of cinema at Yeshiva University. He is also founder and president of Ergo Media Inc., a New Jersey-based film distribution company specializing in Jewish cinema. Dr. Goldman is also film reviewer for Northern New Jersey’s “The Jewish Standard.” Dr. Goldman is a known scholar and lecturer on Yiddish, Israeli and Jewish film and a noted film educator. He is former director of the Jewish Media Service, which was a national clearinghouse on film and television for the North American Jewish community and was curator of film for the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. He has also curated several Jewish film festivals, including the Ring Family Israel Film Series at Y.U. in Spring, 2012 Eric 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 was also adjunct fellow in cinema at The Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, Dr. Goldman holds graduate degrees in Contemporary Jewish Studies and Theater Arts from Brandeis University. He is the author of “Visions, Images and Dreams: Yiddish Film Past and Present” (Holmes and Meier Publishers, 2011) and a new book about the American Jewish encounter with cinema, “The American Jewish Story through Cinema,” published in April by University of Texas Press. Sample Titles The American Jewish Story through Cinema A Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema Reflecting and Affecting Memory: Cinema as a Haggadah for the Holocaust The Jewish Woody Allen: Gaining Insight through the Genius of a Controversial Philosopher The Yiddish Cinema: A Celebration of Jewish Life The Culture of Antisemitism in Cinema The New Yiddish Cinema: Renaissance or Curiosity? Hollywood Zion: How American Movie-Makers Presented in...


Peninnah Schram

Peninnah Schram, internationally known storyteller, teacher, author and recording artist, is associate professor of speech and drama at Stern College for Women of Yeshiva University. She travels across the United States and around the world presenting storytelling programs and workshops for all ages, talks about the Jewish oral tradition and scholar/storyteller-in-residence weekends. Professor Schram is the author of 10 books of Jewish folktales, including “Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another” and “Stories Within Stories: From the Jewish Oral Tradition.” She has also recorded a CD, “The Minstrel and the Storyteller” with singer/guitarist Gerard Edery. Professor Schram received the prestigious Covenant Award for Outstanding Jewish Educator (1995) awarded by the Covenant Foundation. In 1999, she received the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Network for “a body of work which is nationally recognized as a shining example of quality in the art form of storytelling performance.” She has also been awarded the National Storytellers Network 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award for “sustained and exemplary contributions to storytelling in America.” Sample Titles Jewish Stories and Songs of Love, Courtship and Marriage Jewish Stories One Generation Tells Another The Voice of the Woman in Folktales Humor & Hokhma with a Detour Through Helm Sacred Stories for Shabbat Elijah’s Cup of Hope Kernels of a Pomegranate: The Art of Storytelling Traveling in Time: Family Stories and Songs What’s in a Name? A Storytelling Workshop on Names Standing on One Foot: A Storytelling Workshop in Process Journeys through Midrash, Biblical Texts and Storytelling Sermons Spiced with Stories: Interweaving the Two Arts of Public Speaking Reflecting On Our Jewish Journeys Taking the Stories Beyond: A Storytelling Master...

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