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North Shore Temple Emanuel

a Progressive Jewish Congregation

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Film Group

The Boomers & Beyond Film Group meets once every two months, usually at 5pm on Sunday evenings.

Chosen by the Film Group Sub-Committee, we view films that generally have a Jewish theme and are introduced by knowledgeable congregant members. A light supper and discussion session follows each film. 

For more information, email Boomers & Beyond and keep an eye on this page for updates. 

SAVE THE DATE - 2020 Screenings

For your movie enjoyment and entertainment please keep these 2020 Sundays free:

  • 26 April - Film: Kramer v's Kramer
  • 28 June - Film: TBA
  • 30 August - Film: TBA  
  • 18 October - Film: TBA  
  • 20 December - Film: TBA  

Recent Events

Sunday 23 February

The movie 'The Reader' was screened at NSTE. Based on a novel by Bernard Schlink, this multi-award winning film stars Kate Winslet, David Kross and Ralph Fiennes. It is an intriguing and fascinating movie that tackles challenging themes including long-kept secrets, guilt and the Holocaust. 

Sunday 15 December

An enthusiastic group of Boomers came together last week to watch the highly entertaining movie "Cactus Flower".  It was agreed that the stars Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman and Goldie Hawn were all deserving of the accolades they received.

Film Group Coordinator, Peter Schlesinger, complimented the committee for the dedication and work they put in to bringing interesting films to the Temple and making our functions enjoyable for our audiences.

Sunday 27 October

We had a successful function on Sunday 27 October, screening 'As Good As It Gets', with 29 attendees, well outstripping the 4 who had registered! After a few technical issues, we got the film going and all up the night was enjoyed by all.

Sunday 30 June 2019

Full House For The Chosen. 
A record number of  regular and new movie-buffs attended the Boomers’ screening of The Chosen held at the  Frank Wolf  Community Hall on Sunday 30th June.  The moving and thought-provoking  issues raised by the film provided participants with plenty  to  talk about as they shared their personal responses to the viewing over a cuppa.  Invited guest speaker, Dr Simon Holloway, biblical and Hebrew scholar, currently  a member of the Jewish Museum Education Team,  provided us with valuable background information on Chaim Potok, author of the Chosen.  Simon also interestingly addressed the key differing  views raised in the film by the charismatic Chasidic rebbe (Rod Steiger) and his  counterpart . Please note, that as with all previously screened films by the  Boomers, the Chosen DVD has been donated to the Temple Library for personal borrowing

Sunday 28 April 2019

About 50 people attended our last film Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.  Human Rights Commissioner, Ed Santow addressed the group on some of the issues that came up in the movie and an interesting discussion and explanation about human rights ensued.  Mr Santow received a heartfelt ovation from those present and joined participants for refreshments and a continuation of discussions.

We look forward to our next film The Chosen based on Chaim Potok’s book of the same name.  It will be shown on 30 June at 5:00 pm.  Please keep the date free and watch for the announcement of the Guest Speaker for that event.

Sunday 21 October 2018
Over 30 participants joined us to see the film, Monsieur Lazhar, which was introduced by John Polgar who also conducted the lively discussion after the movie.  It was a film that resounded with everyone and had people continue the discussion over refreshments.  Importantly, many people asked when the next film afternoon would be held.  Thank you John, thanks to our catering group for arranging delicious nibbles, and thanks to the rest of the committee who ensured that the afternoon ran smoothly.

Fri, 10 April 2020 16 Nisan 5780