Tross Family Education Center at North Shore Congregation Israel
1185 Sheridan Road
TAMAR MANASSEH HERE SHABBAT JUNE 2 Tross Family Education Center at North Shore Congregation Israel 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe
Rabbinical student Tamar Manasseh is the founder of MASK, Mothers Against Senseless Killings, a grassroots organization to fight gun violence beginning in her own neighborhood, Englewood, which is often referred to as Afghanistan.
She grew up in Rabbi Capers Funnye’s Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Congregation and actively lives her Jewish and African American identity.Through MASK, she organized a street corner presence to interact with young men.Then they organized a plan to get a lot to provide a permanent play area for kids. Already her model has been copied in other Chicago neighborhoods, as well as Evansville, Staten Island, and Memphis.
She draws on the Jewish imagery she learned in day school and challenges the Jewish community to be the Jews we claim to be.
Part of The Jewish Alliance for Economic Justice series of lectures.