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Affiance Coaching increases group productivity through the power of ‘conation.’ Conation, or ‘conative,’ refers to the ‘doing’ part of the mind, which complements the more familiar cognitive (thinking) and affective (feeling) parts. Affiance Coaching uses the Kolbe Wisdom™ line of products to identify and validate peoples’ conative modes, which can also be thought of as their instinctive drive, or the way they approach challenges and solve problems. Using the Kolbe A™ Index, a 36-item questionnaire that assesses the way a person takes action, Kolbe focuses on your talents and tells you how to build on them. When each person’s MO is revealed, groups can work more productively by ‘trading tasks,’ using key questions to expedite decision-making and enhance communication. For more information call 952-253-2586 or visit www.affiancecoaching.com.
The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (HMJDS) provides a positive environment focused on a strong academic foundation in Jewish and general studies. The school reflects and teaches respect for the diversity of Jewish life, challenging our students to exemplify the values of Judaism and of American democratic principles. Our vision is built on a strong synergy between students and faculty. Our educators inspire our students to find their passion and reach their highest potential, creating successful learners and leaders committed to the Jewish community and the global society. For more information regarding the school visit www.hmjds.org or call 952 381 3500.
Bet Shalom (located at 13613 Orchard Road in Minnetonka) is a Reform congregation, warm to tradition. The congregation began in 1981 from the desire to create an intimate Jewish congregation, where friends were like family. Thirty years later, with more than 800 families, they still seek to provide that kind of community. They are a congregation where the rabbis and staff greet you when you enter the building or sanctuary, where people learn together, worship together and make good friends. Theirs is a community that is defined by the same welcoming spirit offered by Abraham and Sarah to the strangers in the wilderness. Bet Shalom is located off 494 in Minnetonka between Highway 7 and Minnetonka Blvd. Visit their website www.betshalom.org.
Founded in 1962, Chabad Lubavitch of Minnesota has since established numerous branches throughout the Twin Cities and beyond which have, for the past half decade, been dedicated to spreading the warmth and beauty of Judaism’s teachings and practices. Fueled by its philosophy of unconditional Ahavat Yisroel, Chabad aims to promote and strengthen Jewish awareness, pride and identity by providing educational, cultural and social activities and services to all Jewish individuals and families regardless of affiliation or background. For more information please visit: Lubavitch House, Chabad of Minneapolis, Chabad of Rochester and Chabad of Greater S Paul.
Continental Diamond is a locally owned, family business that cares about their customers. They offer competitive prices, the largest selection of diamonds and jewelry in the Twin Cities and an educated team that is not paid on commission. All merchandise is hand chosen for quality, value and uniqueness. This full-service jewelry store includes the on-site expertise of three GIA Graduate Gemologists, seven GIA Diamond graduates, two master goldsmiths, an in-house repair shop,two watch specialists, a custom designer and a career sales team. Continental Diamond has won the coveted “Best Jeweler” award from MN Bride magazine for three years in a row! Next time you are looking for a diamond, the perfect gift or something special for yourself check out Continental Diamond. Once you experience this special store you will definitely return!
CRAVE Restaurant was built out of a passion to create a dining experience unlike any other. A dining experience where quality, locally sourced food, chic atmosphere, and diverse choices offer guests the opportunity to create their own unforgettable dining experience. The original Figlio sat in the heart of Uptown Minneapolis. For 25 years Figlio was the place for first dates, nights out with friends, and killer Italian cuisine. Award-winning Executive Chef J.P. Samuelson is carrying on the Figlio legacy, staying true to everyone’s favorite signature dishes while introducing new Northern Italian and Mediterranean-inspired flavors resulting in a menu of lighter, healthier fare. The Shops at West End has been affectionately nicknamed “the new Uptown” and we couldn’t agree more. Figlio lives, and right in the heart of the new Uptown, just where it should be.
Fredrikson & Byron has built a reputation as the law firm “where law and business meet” by bringing business acumen and entrepreneurial thinking to their work with clients, and by operating as business advisors and strategic partners as well as legal counselors. A proactive, problem-solving mind set runs throughout their service areas, from traditional legal areas of support like litigation, real estate, and intellectual property to our more consultative practices like government relations and health care consulting. It’s a mind set that enables them to understand and keep client objectives firmly in mind, and to anticipate and address problems before they arise. They have offices in Minneapolis, Iowa, Bismarck, Fargo, Mexico and Shanghai.
Since 1939, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) has served as the designated public affairs voice of the Jewish community to elected officials, the media, and other religious, racial and ethnic groups. JCRC is the only local agency fighting anti-Semitism, advocating for Israel, safeguarding religious freedom, and engaging in community service and social action advocacy for tikkun olam (”repairing the world”).
Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis supports people of all backgrounds to reach their full potential. JFCS began in 1910, providing 345 families with food and shelter, an employment bureau and wayfarer¹s home. Today, JFCS helps 16,000 people each year through more than 40 programs that serve the Jewish and general communities. Throughout more than 100 years of service, JFCS has resettled Holocaust survivors, helped the unemployed, assisted in adoptions of orphaned children, helped seniors remain independent in their homes, matched mentors with youth, educated the community about abuse, loaned much-needed funds, strengthened the Jewish connection of people with disabilities, counseled people in times of needs and so much more. JFCS is here for you, whenever you need us. 13100 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 400, in Minnetonka. 952-546-0616 | www.jfcsmpls.org.
At the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, we build community, care for the welfare of Jews everywhere and maximize participation in Jewish life. We accomplish this by planning, developing and allocating financial aid and human resources in partnership with Jewish institutions, locally and overseas.
Mount Zion is a Reform Jewish congregation in St. Paul, Minnesota devoted to life-long learning, worship, and acts of loving kindness. In our holy community, we celebrate, comfort, and create meaning in our lives while we seek justice in our world.
Parasole Holiday gift cards are easily used and universally loved. They never expire and have no hidden fees. And you get a FREE $25 Parasole Holiday Gift Card for every $100 worth purchased. Holiday gift cards are available in any amount. Slip a lower-value card to your letter carrier, stylist or sitter. Give higher-value ones to friends, clients and employees. Parasole Holiday Gift Cards are available through December 24 and can be used any time after December 25. Purchase your Holiday Gift Cards at store.parasole.com, via our toll-free hotline at 1-866-541-4438 (GIFT), or at any of our restaurants.
The Sabes Jewish Community Center is a multifaceted organization servicing the entire community. They provide programs and services in many areas including our early childhood center, health & fitness, recreation, Jewish arts & humanities, senior services, afterschool programs, day camp, special events and so much more. JCC membership, programs and services are available to all regardless of race or religion. They promise to provide a nurturing Jewish environment, to encourage the full potential of all that enter, and invite them to make our community stronger.
Sholom is a not for profit organization providing a broad continuum of residential, social service, and health care services primarily for older adults and within a Jewish environment. Sholom has built a reputation for excellence in providing high quality elder care. Within convenient Twin Cities locations, Sholom offers a continuum of care ranging from senior apartment homes and assisted living to short-term rehab and skilled nursing care, hospice services, memory care, adult day services and meals on wheels. Recognizing that the elderly are individuals with psychological, emotional spiritual, social and physical needs, the organization is committed to working with individuals and their families to find the most comfortable and enjoyable living arrangements.
The St. Paul JCC is a place where individuals, families and communities come together for Jewish culture, child care, fitness, recreation and socialization in a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment. Throughout the building you will find a committed staff working together to provide our members and guests with quality experiences, excellent service and a sense of belonging. For nearly 80 years, its mission remains to strengthen Greater St. Paul by nurturing physical, intellectual, social and spiritual growth in an inclusive environment defined by Jewish values and culture.
Talmud Torah of Minneapolis serves students in grades three through twelve through a varied Jewish curriculum delivered by highly trained, professional Jewish educators. Tucked away in St. Louis Park, MN, in the Sabes Jewish Community Center, Talmud Torah is an active supplemental school. Engaging and innovative Jewish programming focusing on three major principles: Torah (study), Avodah (worship), and G¹milut Hasadim (acts of loving kindness).