"40 Days of Teshuvah" Film Showing & Discussion

This_Wednesday_at_Temple_Emanu-El!.jpgIn advance of Tisha B'av, join Detroit Jews for Justice and our cosponsors for in-person, community screening of "40 Days of Teshuvah", a short film about bringing Jewish spiritual practice into the fight for racial justice, on the evening of Sunday, July 23rd at Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy. The screening will be followed by a discussion with Yehudah Webster (featured prominently in the film) and Rabbi David Jaffe of the IOWA project. The film trailer can be found here.  After viewing the film, we’ll engage in a meaningful discussion around our racial justice work, and expand on ways to bring spiritual tools from the film into our liberation work. 

DJJ will host this event in partnership with Congregation Shir Tikvah, Congregation T'chiyah, and Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue. We are grateful to have these amazing cosponsors on board.

While an advanced registration is not required, please RSVP for planning purposes. Light refreshments will be provided.

Timing: 7-8:30pm (including both the 30-minute film and a discussion following the screening)

Accessibility: Congregation Shir Tikvah is ADA accessible. The film will be shown with captions. ASL interpretation is available upon request to the contact info below.

COVID precautions: According to DJJ's COVID policy, masks are recommended for attendees of indoor events, when not eating or drinking. Event speakers may unmask according to their preference. 

About the film: On Tisha B’Av, we commemorate the darkest moments in our Jewish history and move from brokenness towards redemption. In 2020, amidst a national racial justice uprising following the brutal murder of George Floyd, Yehudah Webster and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) led 40 days of protest, culminating in Tisha B'Av. In exploring this story, the documentary film, "40 Days of Teshuvah" offers a powerful model for integrating Jewish spiritual tools and technologies like prayer, teshuva and mussar into the work of social change in general and racial justice in particular. View the trailer here.

About Inside Out Wisdom and Action Project: The Inside-Out change method supports social justice leaders to explore Jewish spiritual wisdom and develop Jewish spiritual practices. It helps people making social change integrate deep spiritual wisdom into their justice work in order to lead from a place that is more visionary, creative, sustainable, and grounded. We're helping people build bridges between their spiritual lives and their activist lives.

Please spread the word and consider supporting this program with a donation -- your support allows us to plan powerful programs, nurture synagogue partnerships, and host amazing guests like the IOWA project.


July 23, 2023 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm


Congregation Shir Tivkah
3900 Northfield Pkwy
Troy, MI 48084
United States
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Eleanor Gamalski · · 2489908049

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