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(Cancelled) Gun Violence Documentary Screening at Community Synagogue, Thursday, March 19th

(Correction – this is cancelled – our mistake!)

The Community Synagogue of Rye will hold a special screening of Director Brad Rothchild's new documentary, "They Ain't Ready for Me." Rothchild and star Tamar Manasseh will be in house for a Q&A session after the movie has finished. The screening will be held at the Community Synagogue on Thursday, March 19th, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Comsynrye they ain't ready for me movie

They Ain't Ready For Me is the story of Tamar Manasseh, the black rabbinical student who leads the fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago. Tamar's identity and personality combine to make her a force to be reckoned with.

There is no cost to attend, RSVPs are requested to clergyassistant@comsynrye.org.

The Chicago Sun Times said:

"(the film) It follows Manasseh’s daily efforts at 75th Street and Stewart Avenue to reduce neighborhood gun violence, placing her efforts in the context of national conversations about gun violence, racial tensions and inequality.

Manasseh’s faith, a catalyst for her neighborhood activism, is also explored in the documentary.

“This film is not just about me as a black woman or a mother,” Manasseh said. “It’s also about me as a rabbinical student and how I use my brand of Judaism to fix the world.”

Manasseh explained that Judaism’s concept of Tikkun Olam, which means repairing the world, inspires her anti-violence efforts.

“Gun violence, poverty, homelessness, joblessness — all of these things are cracks that can be repaired,” Manasseh said.

Manasseh started occupying the corner of 75th and Stewart in 2015 after a young mother was shot and killed trying to break up a fight at the corner.

Frustrated with waiting for others to act, Manasseh began occupying the block daily, grilling meals, playing music, playing games and more with the community."

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