The Ambler Theater will be a host for the 43rd annual iteration of the Philadelphia Jewish Film and Media Fall Fest on November 16.
Rabbi on the Block – Encore Screening will be shown at 7:00pm. From its description:
Tamar Manasseh, the charismatic rabbi and community activist from the south side of Chicago, wants African Americans and Jews to become closer allies. With one foot firmly in each of these two communities, Black Jews like Tamar are the natural bridge to help overcome decades of fear, misunderstanding, and lack of communication.
Rabbi on the Block is a feature-length documentary film that will show how Manasseh brings together Jews of all colors and is building bridges that will serve as the foundation for a revitalized alliance of African Americans and Jews while creating a new style of activist Judaism that takes the religion out of the synagogue and into the streets.
The festival spans from November 11-18, and will premiere eight new films tackling social justice issues like abortion, the intersection of the LGBTQ community and Jewish Orthodoxy as well as the struggles of black Jews in America, according to Main Line Today. Most films will premiere at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History.
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