Film Festival

Rabbi On The Block

Date : Thursday, May 16, 2024

“This gripping documentary profiles the transformative and visionary Rabbi Tamar Manasseh” –New York Jewish Film Festival

Presented in partnership with the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR).

Overview

“This gripping documentary profiles the transformative and visionary Rabbi Tamar Manasseh, who is devoted to building bridges between the Black and Jewish communities on Chicago’s South Side. With verité intimacy, filmmaker Brad Rothschild shows how the issues playing out within these Chicago neighborhoods reflect larger realities across contemporary America, at a moment when antisemitism and racism are on the rise. The film also evokes Manasseh’s struggles in gaining acceptance within the larger Jewish community, as well as joyous events such as her rabbinical ordination and the bris of her first grandson. Rothschild creates an economical, humane portrait of a woman and her tireless battle that’s as intimate as it is widely socially relevant.” –New York Jewish Film Festival

Presented in partnership with the Edlavitch DCJCC’s Morris Cafritz Center for Social Responsibility (MCCSR).
Co-Presented with Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN-DC) and MJAM.

Followed by a conversation with film subject Rabbi Tamar Manasseh.

  • Dir. Brad Rothschild | 88 min
  • Documentary | United States | 2023
  • English

Schedule

Thursday, May 16, 2024

8:10 PM Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater
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