Walk into A Cultural Evening of Dinner & Israeli Cinema at the Palisades Mall!

Lets' break up the week with a cultural evening of dinner and cinema! The 2013 Jewish film festival has returned so come take advantage of this limited, special opportunity!

Guest speaker Stephen Schaefer;film critic.  Scroll down for ticket and dinner info.

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My Australia

OSTRALIA SHELINARRATIVE, 2011. 96mins.Languages: Hebrew, Polish
Available Subtitles: EnglishDirected by: Ami DrozdAverage user rating:   


Poland, the mid 1960s. A struggling family in an impoverished neighborhood. The mother, separated from her Polish husband, spends most of her time at work in order to provide the basic needs for her twelve and fifteen-year-old sons. The boys have joined a gang with strong neo-Nazi orientations. One day, the gang enters a Jewish neighborhood, vandalizing the premises and stabbing some youngsters, until they are arrested by the police. Due to this incident, their mother decides to tell them the truth - she is a Jew who survived the Holocaust and raised them in the Catholic faith. She informs them that they are going to immigrate to Australia, while in truth, they are moving to Israel.

The  film explores the struggles for self-identity as immigrants, while trying to build a new life in a foreign land.

SUBJECT:FamilyHolocaustRacismAnti-SemitismImmigrationHistory1960'sDIRECTOR:Ami DrozdPRODUCERS:Violetta KaminskaDariusz JablonskiMichael RozenbaumItai Tamir,Marek RozenbaumIzabela WojciklFILM DISTRIBUTOR:Transfax Film Productions Ltd.


For a pre-dinner stimulating one hour walk, meet in front of the Loews theatre at 3:30!

For DINNER MEET us at The Yard House  4374 Palisades Center dr.(level 4) in the mall, across from the Loews theatre and Chilis at 5pm. Check out their eclectic, healthy, reasonably priced  menu at: http://www.yardhouse.com/files/food_menu_64.pdf

For the movie only, meet at 7pm at the ticket table (line) for the Jewish Film Fest. at theatre #10 in the Loews theatre. The film starts at 7:30.


TICKETS should be purchased ahead of time to assure your seat at the JCC Box Office (or reception desk) 450 W.Nyack Rd., W.Nyack, Ny, at the theater one hour before showtime or ONLINE(best option) by going to JCCROCKLAND.ORG.  For more info call[masked]-4400.

TICKETS purchased at the door will cost $2.00  more than tickets purchased in advance. Tickets are seniors $12.00 at the door, $10.00 in advance, adults $12 in advance, $14 at the door.  Choose 8 films in the festival and save $10 or $16! Tickets reserved on line can be picked up to 30 minutes before the show at the theatre at theatre 10 film fest. table.   Its' Film Fest time!!!!

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  • Louis W.

    The movie for me was thought provoking and the observations noted afterwards were great. So I rated the movie a 10. The little boy made a commitment for something that was bigger than life. He wanted to be like those on the kibbutz yet not be with them because his family even more important. That's what I got out of it. What are the most important things in life to focus on....? I had fun at the dinner.

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Alan K.

    A swift walk, a pleasant dinner, and great movie with nice people. Thank you!

    1 · April 19, 2013

  • Elise

    Sorry I missed the dinner. The movie was great, as was seeing old friends and meeting new ones!

    April 19, 2013

  • Miriam

    Loved this movie, enjoyed discussion and meeting people afterwards

    April 19, 2013

  • Susan

    A nice way to spend a rainy evening with the extended familia!

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Rose

    It was refreshing.

    April 18, 2013

  • Ann E.

    Good food, good movie, good company!

    April 18, 2013

  • martine


    April 18, 2013

  • Eric S.

    Managed to get in a walk despite the rain, then a diner better then expected, then a diverting movie.

    April 18, 2013

  • martine


    April 18, 2013

  • Rose

    I will be there for the walk, dinner and movie.
    Need to get my movie ticket, I will do it today

    April 16, 2013

  • Ruth H.

    Sounds like a great plan. I am looking forward to meeting new friends and seeing a good Israeli movie. I will try to be there for the walk as well.

    April 15, 2013

  • karen s.

    see you at the movie

    April 15, 2013

  • Karlyn

    will be there only movie.

    April 13, 2013

  • Elise

    Dinner and movie for me.... I might be a little late for dinner as I'll have to dart out if work!

    April 13, 2013

  • Louis W.

    Hi. I will not be there for the walk. But I will be there for the dinner and the movie. Thinking of purchasing the ticket at the JCC in advance so the dinner won't be interrupted. The movie sounds interesting. I have been to the restaurant before. Actually just about all of them around there !!!

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Ruth H.

    This sounds like a very interesting move. I also like the idea of the walk and a healthy dinner.

    April 9, 2013

  • Nadine

    will be there, but have made reservations with other friends. Will see you there...

    April 7, 2013

  • Louis W.

    I'm gong to give it a stab and RSVP. My schedule is erratic and I travel on business. Who knows where I will be. But the subject matter touches my heart. Its worth it for sure.

    April 2, 2013

  • Mattie B.

    dinner and movie

    March 7, 2013

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