American Jewish experience through cinema
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American Jewish experience through cinema

The Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women welcomes film critic, Eric A. Goldman, who often writes for the Jewish Standard, as the speaker at its upcoming general meeting. Dr. Goldman’s program, “The American Jewish Experience through Cinema,” is set for Tuesday, March 15, at Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road in Teaneck, at 12:30 p.m.

Eric A. Goldman
Eric A. Goldman

Dr. Goldman holds a Ph.D. in cinema studies from New York University and graduate degrees in contemporary Jewish studies and theater arts from Brandeis University. He is an adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University and founder and president of Ergo Media, a distributor of Jewish-oriented cinema. He is the former director of the Jewish Media Service, where he helped launch the concept of Jewish television programming and Jewish film festivals across North America. His most recent book, “The American Jewish Story through Cinema,” about the American Jewish encounter with movies, was published in 2013 by the University of Texas Press. His earlier book was a history of Yiddish cinema. He is now is working on a book about Israel as seen through the lens of Israeli cinema. Last summer, he became a fellow of the Schusterman Institute for Israel Studies. In June, he was the curator of film for KulturFestNYC, an international Jewish arts festival in New York City. He has produced and directed for radio, television, and films.

The meeting is free to members; there will be a $10 charge for nonmembers, payable at the door, which can be applied toward new membership if paid that day. Light refreshments will be served.

NCJW BCS provides educational and stimulating programs and speakers throughout the year, including seven general meetings and study groups, book groups, and trips. For information on upcoming programs, go to www.ncjwbcs.org.

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