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Movie Mondays

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adults, zoomers and beyond

MOVIE MONDAYS is looking different this season
at the Prosserman JCC --------------------------------------Come join us in a comfy and casual setting to view and discuss wonderful Jewish and Israeli films. Susan Jackson, Alice Nusbaum, Cyrel Troster and Mike Slodovnick will facilitate the films, giving you a variety of facilitators as well as a variety of films.

FACILITATORS Susan Jackson is one of Canada’s most experienced outreach
and community development professionals. She speaks across North America and is part of the United Jewish Communities Speaker’s Registry.

12:45 pm - Film

introduction and refreshments

Alice Nusbaum is a firm supporter of The Toronto Jewish Film Michael Slodovnick is a semi-retired educational consultant, Cyrel Troster is a retired art teacher who now loves to go to

1:00 pm - Film viewing,

followed by a casual discussion

Festival with a strong interest in Israeli films. A retired teacher from the TDSB, she currently teaches Tolerance Education at the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies.

Member Value fee $50 + HST Regular fee $70 + HST Pay at the door: Member Value fee $6 Regular fee $8 ROOM 205

focussing on conflict resolution and the teaching of ethics. He enjoys movies, books and people. He is presently working on his third book, this one on societal issues related to law and politics.

film festivals. She conducts tours of downtown Jewish Toronto for the Ontario Jewish Archives and is a member of a women’s pottery studio. Cyrel still teaches at OISE in the summer.

October 17, 2011

Walk on Water 2004 | 103 min
Director: Eytan Fox Writer: Gal Uchovsky, Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger and Caroline Peters
English subtitles Eyal, an Israeli Mossad agent, is given the mission to track down and kill the very old Alfred Himmelman, an ex-Nazi officer, who might still be alive. Pretending to be a tourist guide, he befriends his grandson Axel, in Israel to visit his sister Pia. The two men set out on a tour of the country during which Axel challenges Eyal’s values.

February 13, 2012

The Impossible Spy 1987 | 96 min
Director: Jim Goddard Writers: Douglas Livingstone, Marty Ross Stars: John Shea, Eli Wallach and Sasson Gabai
Young Israeli husband Eli Cohen is recruited by the Mossad in the early 1960’s and sent to Syria. Telling his wife he has a new job that requires extensive business travel, he takes up residence in Syria, where he befriends a high-ranking Syrian government official and provides invaluable information to Israel. On a visit home, his wife pleads with him to leave his job so he can be home more, and his handler tells him he has accomplished enough, but he decides to return to Syria one last time. One day he learns of an attack on a kibbutz scheduled for that night; he abandons normal precautions in order to warn Israel as quickly as possible, and is caught.

November 14, 2011

Hester Street 1975 | 90 min
Director: Joan Micklin Silver Writers: Abraham Cahan (story), Joan Micklin Silver Stars: Steven Keats, Carol Kane and Mel Howard
Nominated for an Oscar. Hester Street tells the story of Jewish immigrants who come to the Lower East side of New York City in 1896 from Europe and who live on Hester Street in Manhattan. When Yekl first comes to the U.S., he quickly assimilates into American culture and becomes Jake. He also begins to have an affair with Mamie, a dancer. His wife, Gitle, who arrives later with their son, Yossele, cannot assimilate and tension arises in the marriage.

March 26, 2012

The Syrian Bride 2004 | 97 min
Director: Eran Riklis Writers: Eran Riklis, Suha Arraf Stars: Hiam Abbass, Makram Khoury and Clara Khoury
English subtitles In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel, a television comedian that works in the Revolution Studios in Damascus, Syria. They have never met each other because of the occupation of the area by Israel since 1967; when Mona moves to Syria, she will lose her undefined nationality and will never be allowed to return home. When the family gathers for Mona’s wedding, an insane bureaucracy jeopardizes the ceremony.

January 23, 2012

Three Mothers 2006 | 106 min
Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis Writers: Dina Zvi-Riklis, Alma Ganihar Stars: Miri Mesika, Gila Almagor and Rivka Raz
English subtitles Rose, Flora and Yasmin ,Jewish triplets born in Egypt in the 1940’s and then expelled from the country, ending up in Israel. One after the other, the three sisters come to “This is your life,” a place where people recount their memoirs and talk about their symbiotic relationship.. Hidden ghosts will slowly appear, forcing the three sisters to confront the secrets and lies, and seek forgiveness.


April 23, 2012

June 25, 2012

Aviva, My Love 2006 | 107 min
Director: Shemi Zarhin Writer: Shemi Zarhin Stars: Assi Levy, Rotem Abuhab and Levana Finkelstein
English subtitles Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the small northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to Oded, an accomplished novelist. Immediately recognizing Aviva’s talent, Oded takes her under his wing, promising to help her achieve greatness. But the journey to greatness effects her life and the lives of her family - her unemployed husband, her troubled children, her unstable mother, and primarily her sister, a funny and sensitive woman who has her own dreams.

Waltz with Bashir 2008 | 90 min
Director: Ari Folman Writer: Ari Folman Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai and Ronny Dayag
English subtitles Autobiographical film follows the director as he tries to recover blacked-out memories of his experiences fighting in the 1982 Israel-Lebanon war. The movie’s title comes from a key moment when a soldier in Folman’s platoon enters a kind of trance state, firing his gun while dancing in the street in front of a billboard of former Lebanese prime minister Bashir Gemayel. Nominated for Oscar, won 5 Award of the Israeli Film Academy and won the golden globe award.

July 23, 2012

May 14, 2012

The Jazz Singer, 1980 | 115 min
Director: Richard Fleischer Writers: Samson Raphaelson (play), Herbert Baker (screenplay), Stars: Laurence Olivier, Neil Diamond and Lucie Arnaz
Neil Diamond stars as Yussel in this tale of a young Jewish cantor who strives to make a career in music. Against the wishes of his rigid father and his loving wife, Yussel travels to California to play his music. Swept up by the excitement, he meets a woman who shares his dream. He grows apart from his family, and becomes confused about what he should ultimately do with his life.

Munich 2005 | 164 min
Director: Steven Spielberg Writers: Tony Kushner (screenplay), Eric Roth (screenplay) Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig and Marie-Josée Croze
Set in the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the story follows a secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and kill the 11 Palestinians suspected to have planned the Munich attack and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Nominated for 5 Oscars.

August 20, 2012
For more information about Movie Mondays, please contact Janet Klein Slavin, Coordinator, Adult Programs, 416.638.1881 x4259 or janet@prossermanjcc.com

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Arranged 2007 | 89 minutes
Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer Writers: Stefan C. Schaefer and Yuta Silverman Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou and Mimi Lieber
Arranged centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year, they learn that they share much in common not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.

For the Jewish Life YOU want to live. Find out about our new programs and new membership options at

Program Registration: 416-638-1881 x4235 General Information: 416-638-1881 or email: info@prossermanjcc.com Prosserman JCC is located at Sherman Campus 4588 Bathurst St. (North of Sheppard) Toronto, Ontario


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