The Rise of Religious Cinema in Israel with Eran Kaplan

Event Date: Tuesday, November 10 - 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm

Online event. Register here to receive the Zoom link.

For decades, Israeli cinema has told and shown the Jewish national story in Israel from a distinct secular point of view. In the current century, Israeli cinema (and Israeli visual culture more broadly) has shown greater interest in Jewish religious themes and characters. This lecture will explore the growing interest in religious themes in Israeli cinema and broader social and historical forces behind it.

Eran Kaplan is the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Professor in Israel Studies at SFSU. He is the author, most recently, of Projecting the Nation: Ideology and History on the Israeli Screen.

Presented by the Department of Jewish Studies as part of the Fall 2020 Lectures in Jewish Studies. Sponsored by School of Cinema and the Jewish Community Library.

Free and open to the public.

The Department of Jewish Studies welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. If you would like reasonable accommodations for this event, such as real-time captioning, please contact Rachel Gross at as soon as possible so your request may be reviewed. 

Prof. Rachel Gross