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Opening Night of the 2014 Israeli Cinema at the Palisades Center!

Lets' break up the week with a cultural evening of dinner and cinema!  Its’ opening night at The 2014 Jewish film festival  so come take advantage of this limited, special opportunity featuring a guest speaker! There are subtitles so don’t forget the glasses!!  

.  Scroll down for ticket, dinner info. and directions.

Hunting Elephants

LATZUD PILIMNARRATIVE, 2013. 107mins.Languages: Hebrew, English
Available Subtitles: Hebrew, EnglishDirected by: Reshef LevyAverage user rating:   

Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation) and an impressive cast of Israeli top talent give bravura comic turns in HUNTING ELEPHANTS, a bank heist caper and coming-of-age tale from writer-director Reshef Levi (Lost Islands).

At the bank where his father works, 12-year-old Jonathan (Gil Blank) watches helplessly as his father succumbs to a sudden heart attack while testing a new high-tech security system. In a cruel double blow, the evil bank manager (Moshe Ivgy) refuses to pay the father’s pension. In the aftermath, widow Dorit (Yael Abecassis) leaves her son in the care of his cantankerous grandfather Eliyahu (Sasson Gabai) and mate Nick (Moni Moshonov), both former Zionist freedom fighters now barely existing in a nursing home. Guilt-ridden over his father’s death, and mortified when his mother begins dating the bank manager out of financial desperation, Jonathan and the aging misfits hatch a plot to rob the bank that wronged his family. Joining the misadventure is Jonathan’s great uncle, a disgraced British lord and frustrated actor (Stewart in a scene-stealing role).

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, HUNTING ELEPHANTS is a delightful concoction of jocular hijinks and tender moments sure to leave audiences smiling.


For DINNER MEET us at The Cheesecake Factory with lots of healthy and eclectic choices at 4:45 on the first floor between Bed, Bath and Beyond and Macys.  [masked]-1000.  Check out their extensive menu at

Please bring cash to make checkout quicker and easier for everyone. Our policy is to add 30% to your tab to cover tax and group tip.

For the movie only, meet at 6:45 pm at the ticket table (line) for the Jewish Film Fest. 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 by going to  For more info and or to order by phone call Donna Bergstol at[masked] ext. 100.  

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 the  film fest. table.   Its' Film Fest time!!!!


Palisades Center is easy to reach from all directions.


By Car:

From New Jersey: Take the Garden State Parkway North to NYS Thruway (87 South/287 East). Go to Exit 12 of the New York Sate Thruway West Nyack - Palisades Center. This will lead you directly to Palisades Center OR Take Palisades Parkway North to Exit 9E (87 South/287 East). Follow to Exit 12 of the New York State Thruway-West Nyack Palisades Center

From Westchester County: Take the Tappan Zee Bridge West (87 North/287 West). Go to Exit 12 of the New York State Thruway (West Nyack - Palisades Center).

From New York City: Take the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Interstate Parkway North to Exit 9E to the New York State Thruway 87 South/287 East. Travel on Thruway to Exit 12 (West Nyack - Palisades Center).

From Northern New York: Take the New York State Thruway South to Exit 12 (West Nyack - Palisades Center).

From Putnam County: Take the Bear Mountain Bridge to the traffic circle, pick up Palisades Interstate Parkway South to the New York State Thruway South to Exit 12 (West Nyack - Palisades Center).

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  • Jeni

    Movie was enjoyable, glad you recommended seeing this one, Susan.

    March 20, 2014

  • Elisa

    Great evening Susan I loved the film and the group was lots of fun. Thanks so much for your hard work setting this up. See you soon.

    March 20, 2014

  • michael y.

    I really enjoyed this film , Thank You Susan

    March 19, 2014

  • Susan

    Another nice evening with a great group! I always enjoy the "Q & A” period after these films and our group is always well represented !

    March 19, 2014

  • Jerry C.

    Fun movie, lots of humor, some of it slapstick, but some serious and tearful moments too. Even some gratuitous sexuality for those who <cough> like that sort of thing.

    March 19, 2014

  • Ann E

    Really enjoyable! You always know how to pick them Susan.

    March 19, 2014

  • Elise

    Sorry to have to miss this.

    March 17, 2014

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