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"A wonderfully informative and entertaining evening with FilmShul's delightfully amusing - and very knowledgeable hosts - Laurence and Irv. Our congregation loved HOLLYWOOD'S GREAT JEWISH FILMMAKERS - and we immediately signed up for two more courses!"                                                                                                 

Eileen J. Moskowitz, Temple Administrator

Temple Adas Israel, Sag Harbor, NY


"The hosts of FilmShul, Larry and Irv, are knowledgeable, but also entertaining. You will learn so much and enjoy yourselves at the same time! Our reform synagogue zoomed with them for one of their topics called THE HOLLYWOOD BLACKLIST. We will be inviting them back again very soon!”                                                                                                  

Wendy Packer Fleischman, Co-Chair Adult Education

Reform Temple of Rockland, Nyack, NY

Our temple's Adult Education committee was very happy with FilmShul's program titled SPIELBERG! Both presenters were knowledgeable, clear, informative, and kept the program moving along. We are looking forward to our next scheduled program with them.”                                                                                                                

Ellen Rubinstein, Chair, Adult Education

Monmouth Reform Temple, Tinton Falls, NJ


"Our reform temple hosted three FilmShul events as an appreciation event for our annual donors. Laurence and Irv were wonderful and the content was entertaining and conversation provoking and stimulating. We couldn't have been more pleased with the events and scheduling and working with Film Shul as simple and straightforward. I highly recommend this programming."

Carrie Sloan Norry, Vice President, Board of Trustees
Judea Reform Congregation, Durham, NC

“I have asked Irv to speak many times at Main Line Reform Temple, and the reaction has consistently been, 'When can we have him back?' On my radio show, he has been personable, delightful and above all knowledgeable. There is no aspect of the history of cinema that Irv has not mastered - - from acting, writing, soundtrack, production and direction. Incidentally, the visuals he provides are themselves a marvelous treat.”                                                                                                  

Marshall Portnoy, Cantor Emeritus, Main Line Reform Temple

Philadelphia Radio Host

Adjunct Faculty, Barnes Foundation


“Thanks to Irv for teaching classes for us in person and on Zoom—we have enjoyed in the past his per-Oscar presentations and movie series focusing on a theme. His presentation over Zoom on the future of movies in the pandemic era was enlightening and filled us with hope that we can survive this time and the film industry will be able to invent itself once again."

Moriah Simon Hazani

Administrator Golden Slipper Gems on the Main Line,
Adath Israel Temple 

“Irv has also hosted multiple Zoom meetings, three to five per month, for the library, in which he leads a discussion about movies, directors, and even food. These discussions reach a wide audience and have proved to be one of the most consistently popular virtual events we’ve been able to offer, thanks to Mr. Slifkin’s dedicated fans among the library’s patrons and his warm generosity as a host."

Adrian Alexander, Head Reference Librarian and Event Coordinator
Mount Laurel Library

“Irv Slifkin is a member of our Life Long Learning 360 faculty and specialized in presenting engaging lectures about film and television. All of his lectures are well-researched and prepared in a professional manner. Our adult students immediately made Irv's classes a "fan favorite" and we look forward to Irv enlightening our students about topics in film and television for many years to come.

Sharon Siegel, Director, Adult Learning
Katz JCC 

“Irv Slifkin’s extensive knowledge of films makes his Zoom programming extra special. Every time I attend one of his events, I learn new facts about films I already love, as well as gaining tons of recommendations for films to watch. With social outings limited during this pandemic time, it's important to make connections and have creative outlets. Irv's Zoom programs provide me with something to look forward to.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                       Faith Pantene, attendee

“For more than five years, Irv Slifkin has hosted a very popular monthly film series for Moorestown Library.  Pre-pandemic, he also ran some special film events that attracted an enthusiastic crowd.  Since the pandemic, he has led several virtual film discussion programs that have been very well received”  

                                                                                                                                                                                         Diane Cairoli, Event coordinator
                                                                                                                                                                                         Moorestown Free Library  

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