CBI Panel will accompany Pickford showing of They Ain’t Ready For Me

Live on Zoom: 7 p.m. Monday, October 26,2020

CBI will hold a panel discussion at 7 p.m.  Monday, Oct. 26 (on Zoom), “Exploring Jewish topics in They Ain’t Ready For Me,” a documentary The Pickford Film Center’s Doctober festival is streaming (through Oct. 29).

Panel participants: Rabbi Josh 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, check your weekly Timbrel newsletter or contact the synagogue office.
  • Panel recording will be available after Oct. 26 on the CBI website, or through The Pickford to ticket holders.

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

The film is about Tamar Manasseh—who is Black and Jewish—and the organization she founded: MASK (Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings). MASK members show 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— to prevent violence by building community. 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. In the film, Tamar describes how Judaism motivates her, we see MASK celebrations of Sukkot and Passover, and Tamar takes us inside Beth Shalom – B’Nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation.

For information about the film, to watch a trailer, and to purchase a ticket to watch online, click here.