About The Film
A force to be reckoned with, an energetic African-American rabbinical student hits the streets in a grassroots effort to save the ignored people of Chicago’s South Side. Tired of politicians’ inactions, Tamar Manasseh stakes out the corner of Englewood’s 75th and South Stewart Avenue, a bulwark against poverty and violence. Her magnetism attracts families and volunteers who meet, talk, play, laugh, enjoy a free meal, and reclaim their neighborhood. Manasseh credits Judaism for instilling her sense of civic duty, even as she strives to find acceptance in the Jewish world. This timely and inspiring portrait illuminates the power of individuals and communities to be a force for good when their institutions fail them.