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Film Club

Do you like movies? Do you enjoy watching and discussing Jewish films but don’t always have the chance? CDT members gather in members’ homes to watch and discuss moving and thought-provoking Jewish films from around the world. Many of the films have been featured in recent Jewish film festivals.

We start each evening with a potluck dinner at 6pm (unless indicated otherwise), with the film at 7pm.

If you¹re coming to the potluck, please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share (in consideration of members with dietary constraints, if you are making a dish with dairy or wheat that can be added later, ie. salad with cheese or croutons, please keep separate). Due to space constraints, this event is for members and their families. 

We hope you can join us!

Please note that dates and films are subject to change. Contact Meryl Epstein at for more information or if you’d like to host a film.

Schedule for 2019-2020

October 12.     To Life. 1hr 44. French. Three women who met in Auschwitz reunite 15 years later at Berck-Plage. Over the space of a few days, Hélène, Rose and Lili discover many `firsts': their first real meal together, their first ice cream and their first swim in the sea.

November 9     Baba Joon. 2015. Israel: Persian. A family experiences turmoil when a 13-year-old son refuses to learn how to take over the family farm.

December 7     Bag of Marbles. French, German, Russian, Yiddish. The story of a small Jewish boy's flight, with his brother Maurice, to escape from Nazi occupied France during World War II.

January 11     Denial. 2016. English, German, Hebrew. Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

February 8     Disobedience. 2017. English, Hebrew. A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

March 7      The Cakemaker. 2017. 1h 49. German, Hebrew. When a German baker travels to Jerusalem in search of his dead male lover’s family, his growing involvement with them may expose his truth.

April 4     1945. 2017, Hungarian, Russian. 12 August 1945, 11 AM: two mysterious strangers dressed in black appear at the railway station of a Hungarian village. Within a few hours, everything changes.

May 2     TBD among one of the following:

The Other Story   Two rebellious young women - one fleeing the chaos of secular hedonism for the disciplined comforts of faith; the other desperate to transcend her oppressive religious upbringing for sexual and spiritual freedom-cross paths unexpectedly in Jerusalem, to startling consequences.

Leonard & Marianne   An in-depth look at the relationship between the late musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen.

In Her Footsteps   In the dead of night, my parents left our house in the Bedouin village, Tel Sheva, and moved, perhaps 'fled', to Omer, a nearby Jewish town. For more than 20 years of life in Omer, we were convinced that we're like everyone else around us, till my mother became ill with breast cancer. She expresses an unprecedented wish, to be buried as a Muslim in the town’s Jewish cemetery. Her wish tore the family apart and raised serious dilemmas, about identity, belonging, femininity and the meaning of home.


Check the calendar or CDT newsletter for location information.

Potluck dinner at 6:00pm, followed by the film at 7:00pm


Fri, October 15 2021 9 Cheshvan 5782