Shavua Tov: This Week’s Jewish News

In honor of Halloween, this week’s Shavua Tov is going to look at the “scariest stories” in the Jewish world – from J Street to hate crimes in California to a nuclear Iran (note that what’s scary to some is not always scary to all). Have a spooky weekend!

Q & A with Ernest H. Adams, author of “From Ghetto to Ghetto: An African American Journey to Judaism”

With an original voice and a fresh perspective, Ernest H. Adams’ memoir offers a unique insight into our country’s African American, white and Jewish communities. With the keen insight of a trained psychologist, Adams brings to light the strengths, vigor and confines of those communities. The book is a hard-hitting, no holds barred story of determination, brotherhood and America’s struggle with race.

Free Tickets to Hear “Kosher Gospel” Singer Joshua Nelson at Adath

The Jewish African-American gospel music superstar Joshua Nelson is coming to the Twin Cities for a performance at Adath Jeshurun Congregation in Minnetonka on Saturday, November 7th and you’d be insane to miss the show. Adath is offering 2 lucky TC Jewfolk readers a free pair of tickets to hear Joshua Nelson and his band perform at Adath.

Free Tickets to see Condoleezza Rice speak at Beth El

Beth El Synagogue in Saint Louis Park is bringing Condoleezza Rice for an evening of conversation on Sunday, November 8th as part of its National Speaker Series. The synagogue is giving a lucky TC Jewfolk reader a free pair of tickets ($100 value) to attend the event – keep reading to learn how to win!

Announcing PopRocks: Pop Culture with a Jewish Bent

TC Jewfolk’s new column PopRocks will be a place to explore pop culture with a Jewish bent – some celebrity gossip (sorry, Sean); some reactions to Judaism in television and film; and even an occasional recommendation…and sometimes just questions to chew on, like “Why haven’t they changed the name of American Movie Classics since they changed the programming choices?”

Free Tickets to the 2009 Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair Events

This isn’t just a book fair for Bubbes – some of the books are controversial, and several are written by women closer to our age bracket than that of our mothers. This is the 28th year of the Twin Cities Jewish Book Fair and these 9 authors (6 in November, 3 this spring) join the ranks of more than 250 nationally known Jewish authors who have come to the Twin Cities to speak about their books at this event over the last several decades.