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“Repairing the World: Stories From the Tree of Life” Film Screening

SSM is excited to partner with Shaare Tefila Congregation to bring this program to our communities. 

This event will be held on Thursday, October 12 from 7-8:30pm. 

On October 27, 2018, the world was rocked by the deadliest Antisemitic attack in United States History. The documentary Repairing the World: Stories from the Tree of Life documents the city of Pittsburgh’s powerful community response to hate in the aftermath of the attack. Through the voices of survivors, family members, diverse Pittsburgh residents and leaders, the film shows unity in a moment of crisis, the resilience of a vibrant city, and a community working together to understand what it means to be “stronger than hate.”

This film is appropriate for ages 12 and up, and we encourage families to attend!

On Thursday October 12 attend a screening of Repairing the World followed by a panel discussion with community leaders on themes from the film and what you can do to stop hate in our community. Repairing the World is a part of the nonprofit Not In Our Town’s work to stop hate, spark action, and provide tools for communities across the country to address the dangers of Antisemitism and all forms of hate. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Not In Our Town. Donations for Not In Our Town will also be accepted at the event. 

Registration is $5. We are anticipating this event to be popular. Please register in advance to guarantee your spot!

SSM members receive a 20% discount. Not a member? Join today. 

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Panelists at this program will include:

Rabbi Jonah Layman

Rabbi Jonah Layman has been the rabbi at Shaare Tefila Congregation since 1994. He served as president of the Washington-Baltimore region of the Rabbinical Assembly and as president of the Washington Board of Rabbis. He has served on the Inclusion Committee of the Rabbinical Assembly and he is active in the Greater Olney Interfaith Ministerium. He is excited to be part of the 2023-2024 ADL Kulanu Initiative in which synagogues initiate community partnerships to fight antisemitism.

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky

Rabbi Abbi Sharofsky is the Director of Intergroup Relations and Rabbi in Residence for the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington. She studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and was ordained in 2012. She is the recipient of the 2016 JPRO Network Young Professional Award, a Rabbis Without Borders fellow, and currently serves on the Executive Council of the Rabbinical Assembly. Her work within the Rabbinical Assembly includes spearheading change in the areas of gender and power regarding rabbinic conduct and ethics. Rabbi Sharofsky is involved in numerous interfaith organizations and advisory groups throughout Greater Washington, including the Interfaith Council of Metropolitan Washington where she is a member of the executive committee.

Daphne Felten-Green

Daphne Felten-Green, JD is an attorney, civil rights trainer, mediator, and facilitator of community dialogue around equity and justice issues. She is the Director of Programs at Not In Our Town (NIOT). She is the Founder and President of DSFG Solutions, LLC, where she serves an expert trainer to law enforcement agencies on hate crimes laws and the impact on survivors and communities, and as a consultant mediator for the Divided Community Project (DCP) at the Ohio State University, Moritz School of Law where she assists communities to work collaboratively to resolve community conflicts and to build inclusive communities.