MOVIES PROVIDE an ideal “lens” through which to understand Israel’s birth, growth, and development as a country. Film historian Eric Goldman, adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, will explore the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its movies with “Lens on Israel: A Society through its Cinema.” The lecture will be preceded by a viewing of Yeshiva University Museum’s exhibition, “City of Gold, Bronze, and Light: Jerusalem between Word and Image,” and will be followed by a reception.
The program will take place on Sunday, May 7, from 2-4 p.m. in the Leo and Julia Forchheimer Auditorium. It is presented in memory of Eli Kleinman by his children in tribute to his leadership and righteous deeds; and co-presented by the Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education of the Jewish Community Foundation of MetroWest; and Yeshiva University Museum, in cooperation with the Center for Israel Studies of Yeshiva University. Tickets are free but reservations are required. Visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444.