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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.

Upcoming Event - Cactus Flower

Date & Time: Sunday 15 December - 5 - 7:30pm "Cactus Flower"

Dear Friends join us  Sunday 15 December at 5pm for the Boomers' viewing of the movie: Cactus Flower. 

Cactus Flower is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Gene Saks and starring Academy Award winner Walter Matthau, Ingrid Bergman, and Goldie Hawn, who won an Oscar for her performance. (Best Actress in a Supporting role 1970)

Distraught when her middle-aged lover breaks a date with her, 21-year-old Toni Simmons (Goldie Hawn) attempts suicide. Impressed by her action, her lover, dentist Julian Winston (Walter Matthau) reconsiders marrying Toni, but he worries about her insistence on honesty. Having fabricated a wife and three children, Julian readily accepts when his devoted nurse, Stephanie (In-grid Bergman), who has secretly loved Julian for years, offers to act as his wife and demand a divorce.

Location: VJ Hall - light refreshments will be served

Registration: BOOK HERE Pre-registration for security and catering purposes is highly recommended.

Further information contact: Peter Schlesinger on 0411 641 338

Recent Events

Sunday 27 October  - As Good As It Gets

We had a successful function on Sunday 27 October 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.

Sun, 8 December 2019 10 Kislev 5780