They Ain’t Ready For Me

dir. Brad Rothschild, 2020
NR, 89 min, USA, in English

Presented by Congregation Beth Israel

+ a panel discussion on 10/26 (see below)

Tamar Manasseh is a young African-American mother of two, who shows up every day to sit on the corner of 75th street and South Stewart on Chicago’s South Side—an area plagued by poverty, unemployment, addiction, and violence. Tired of waiting for politicians to act, she founded the organization Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings, or MASK, a group proving that the presence of caring individuals can help turn a difficult situation around. Did we mention that Manasseh is also a rabbinical student? Rothschild explores the powers of showing up as viewers get to experience the members of MASK providing music, games, food, and conversation to their neighbors in need.

TICKETS: $11.25 General, $8.00 Members

PLUS – A panel discussion:
Exploring Jewish topics in They Ain’t Ready For Me
Live on Zoom: Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 pm

Join panelists from Bellingham’s Congregation Beth Israel to take a deeper dive into how Tamar Manasseh spoke about Judaism in the film They Ain’t Ready For Me. From tikkun olam (Hebrew for “repairing the world”) to female rabbis and Jews of Color, we’ll explore many of the issues brought up in the film. Panelists are CBI’s Rabbi Joshua Samuels, Cantorial Soloist Andrea Shupack, Bryant Heinzelman, and Chanan Suarez (moderated by Emily Weiner).
To watch the panel live on Zoom and ask questions in Chat:
Webinar ID: 850 6413 0508
Webinar Passcode: uz2hdD
(Recording will be available afterwards to film ticket purchasers)