Arts and Literature: American Jews and Cinema

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...

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