End Mass Incarceration Event at Temple Sinai

Temple Sinai, our neighbor, has invited the United Parish congregation to join it for a showing and discussion of the film “13th” on Sunday afternoon, September 17. The film is scheduled to begin at 2:00 pm; reactions to the film and a discussion of how Brookline faith communities can support the legislative effort to end mass incarceration should begin around 3:30.

“13th” is Ana DuVernay’s acclaimed, emotionally compelling, and highly informative documentary film about how slavery was supplanted by Jim Crow laws and, over recent decades, by mass incarceration. Learn how the United States, with only 5% of the world’s population, now has 25% of the world’s prisoners. You may have missed 13th (named after the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery) when we showed it at United Parish in March or you may want to experience it again with a broader audience. Or you may just want to show up later for the discussion, which will lead into what is shaping up as an active Fall in the Massachusetts Legislature on criminal justice reform (more on that later).

Directions: Temple Sinai is located at 50 Sewell Avenue, Brookline. From United Parish walk toward Coolidge Corner, turn right at Brueggers, pass behind the Trader Joe’s parking lot and the rear of the Post Office bearing left to arrive at the synagogue. The sanctuary entrance is around the corner to the left (just off Beacon Street). (You may recall that Rev. Kent French and Rabbi Michael Vogel led joint services last year at United Parish and Temple Sinai.)

For more information contact: Endmassincarceration@upbrookline.org