The celebrated actress and social activist will be sharing her wisdom about the Jewish tradition of “repairing the world.”
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee and Nashim L’Tova (Women for Good) present Camryn Manheim in “Mitzvah Therapy: Living Life Generously,” Tuesday, December 2, 12 p.m., at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave, Sarasota. Seating is reserved; tickets start at $75; a minimum gift of $54, directed to JFSM’s development efforts, is required. For more information, contact Andrea Eiffert at email@example.com or 941-552-6308.
Camryn Manheim’s rare talents as a comedic and dramatic actress have earned her roles on some of the biggest shows on TV. Best known for her Emmy-winning turn on The Practice, Manheim has also won laughs on Two and a Half Men, How I Met Your Mother, and Will & Grace, and shook audiences with roles on Person of Interest and Law & Order. More recently, she’s taken one small step into outer space in the CBS sci-fi series, Extant. Manheim is also a celebrated campaigner for social justice, the author of Wake Up I’m Fat! and a sought-after public speaker.
Manheim will be sharing her insights with Sarasota-Manatee audiences in “Mitzvah Therapy: Living Life Generously,” as a benefit for The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee. Her mini-seminar offers a practical guide on putting the Jewish tradition of “repairing the world” into practice.
The actress, who hails from a long line of social and political activists, says that the link between her Jewish heritage and social activism can’t be separated.
“My grandfather went back to Poland to rescue Jewish children after a pogrom; my uncle Bill was a union organizer; my mother was involved in the National Council of Jewish Women; my father was an activist; my brother works for the ACLU,” she says. “I come from a long line of warriors for social justice. To me it’s simple. It’s what’s right. I don’t think I could be happy with a selfish devotion to my career. You have to make the world a better place. I think it’s a universal truth. Whether you’re religious or not, there’s a magnetic force that drives you to leave the world just a little bit better. When you do, you feel better. I call it Mitzvah Therapy.”
About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.