Join Project Shamash for film screening and discussion of 40 Days of Teshuvah.
40 Days of Teshuvah is a short film by filmmaker Hannah Roodman and The IOWA Project. The film is about bringing Jewish spiritual practice into the fight for racial justice, and follows Jews for Racial & Economic Justice (JFREJ)'s 40 Days of Teshuvah protest in the summer of 2020. The film offers a powerful model for integrating Jewish spiritual tools and technologies like prayer, teshuvah and Mussar into the work of social change in general and racial justice in particular. The protest featured in the film is an example of what organizing for racial justice can look like when deeply rooted in spirituality.
Following the screening, we’ll join together in a discussion around the themes and spiritual tools present in the film, and share ideas around how Jewish spiritual practices can be integrated into our own efforts towards racial justice and Black liberation.
All are welcome to join. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 26. Register today to secure your spot!