Reviews

"Articulate and Authoritative"

“Eric Goldman is the most articulate and authoritative voice on Jews and Judaism in American film. His presentations are remarkably fascinating and insightful. When it comes to understanding the deep and complex role of the Jew and film, Eric Goldman is my source.”

—Rabbi Steven Kushner, Temple Ner Tamid, Montclair NJ

"Engaging and Enlightening"

“Eric Goldman served as a Scholar-in-Residence at our congregation for a weekend including Shabbat. We thought it might be difficult to pull it off since we do not use electronic equipment on Shabbat, but Dr. Goldman’s lectures were engaging and enlightening. After Shabbat we were able to make use of A/V equipment which only drew participants in further. Not only is Dr. Goldman entertaining, there is also real scholarship behind what he presents.”

—Rabbi Michael Ungar, Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus

"Charismatic and Dynamic"

Eric is an incredibly engaging, charismatic and dynamic speaker. His knowledge of film, both American and Israeli, is so deep that he is able to teach with great mastery while generating engaging conversations about the themes, symbolism, and background of the movies being discussed.”

—Caroline Cohen, American Jewish University, Los Angeles

"A Pleasure to Sit Through"

Eric Goldman's presentations are unfailingly scholarly, yet always lucid and intelligible to a popular audience. His lectures were a pleasure to sit through! His enthusiasm for the topic radiated through in all of his presentations. He was among our most popular lecturers!”

—Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik, Forest Hills Jewish Center, New York

"Entertained and Educated"

"Eric Goldman's presentation was an overwhelming hit! His unique style along with his understanding of Jews in cinema captivated our audience. Dr. Goldman did a masterful job in his use of film clips to further illustrate and convey important messages in the films. He both entertained and educated our audience with his outstanding presentation! It was truly an enjoyable event. Thank You Dr. Goldman!" 

—Ellen Kirsch, Crain-Maling Center of Jewish Culture at Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas

"Still Calling and Writing"

...how many people are still calling and writing, saying we "just have to" invite you back, that you were such an incredible speaker and that your material was terrific. We were so lucky indeed to have had you as our Solomon lecture guest!     I couldn't NOT tell you why your ears are burning... which I hope keeps you warm in the cold snap your region soon is to experience.” 

—Jenn Director Knudsen, Portland State University, Oregon

"Captivated the Audience"

Our premiere Jacksonville Jewish Film Festival was a tremendous success due, in no small part, to the presence of Eric Goldman. Professor Goldman's lively presentation absolutely captivated the audience with its depth, interaction and beautifully selected historic clips. He also introduced several of our featured films with his unique insight, moderated revealing discussions with directors and made himself totally available.” —Dan Kossoff, Jacksonville Jewish Film Festival

"Erudition and Sensitivity"

“Dr. Eric Goldman was the keynote speaker at our community Yom Hashoa commemoration in Columbus. Goldman's presentation showed both erudition and sensitivity: erudition for those who wanted a scholarly talk, and sensitivity for the survivors and their families who were present. With his dynamic style, he kept the audience engaged throughout the evening.”

—Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Dir. of Religious Life, Wexner Heritage Village, Columbus

"Raved About the Workshops"

“Dr. Eric Goldman served as the film scholar in residence at our Dead Sea Passover program. He conducted film workshops with our adult guests as well as with the teens. The adults came out of the viewings and the discussions on a high, and raved about the workshops for hours after the viewing. As for the teens, many said it was the highlight of the teen program. The bonus of it all was how pleasant it was to work with Dr. Goldman.”

—Esther Lapian, Programming Director, Platinum Travel, Tel Aviv 

"A Natural Educator"

A natural educator, Dr. Eric Goldman engaged our middle school students in a thought-provoking and enriching exploration of difficult subject matter: Holocaust education and Israel studies. He inspired many students to pursue independent study.”

—Lucy Cohen, United Synagogue Day School, Toronto

"Presentation was Masterful"

Eric Goldman’s presentation was masterful.  Aside from displaying profound knowledge of the subject, he presented with warmth and good humor in a thoroughly engaging way.  I particularly appreciated his over-arching running commentary that spanned decades of the American cinema experience.” 

—Rabbi Elliot L. Stevens, Temple Beth Or, Montgomery, Alabama

"Fantastic Lecture and Discussion"

“What a fantastic lecture and discussion! The McGill Jewish Studies Department would like to thank Dr. Goldman for his wealth of scholarly knowledge and graciousness.”

—Department of Jewish Studies, 

McGill University, Montreal