Present Days of Future Past (FREE!)
Fri. Aug. 28; 7:30 p.m.; Sabes JCC; 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Minneapolis, MN
Wanna get an inside look at Judaism’s newest branch? Come to congregation Or Emet as Dr. Harold Londer, its co-founder and ordained ceremonial leader (Madrikh), digs into its history and its future. Am I the only one who had no idea that this branch, Humanistic Judaism, even existed?! That can only mean one thing: People are having fun without me. Ugh! Story of my life!
Deconstructing Resconstructionist (FREE!)
Sun. Aug. 30; 1:30 p.m.; Friends Meeting House, 44th & York Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Reconstructionist Judaism: What’s it all mean? For those not in the know, this American-based form of Judaism is one of the more modern branches, based on the ideas of Mordecai Kaplan and originating as a branch of Conservative Judaism before it came into its own. (For those truly wondering how I knew that: I am not that smart. Well, at least, I’m smart enough to know when I’m out of my depth of a certain topic and therefore not above consulting my Wiki friends). That being said, if this branch of Judaism sounds interesting to you, do yourself a favor and join Rabbi Sharon Stiefel and other synagogue leaders for what you might call Reconstructionist Judaism 101.
Tel Aviv Hot Sauce (FREE!)
Sun. Aug. 30; 3 p.m.; Sabes JCC; 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., Minneapolis, MN
You may not know this, but the city of Tel Aviv really knows how to cut a rug, if ya know what I mean. DJ, lecturer and hip- hop connoisseur, Eyal Rob, wants to tell ya’ll about it! So, put on your dancing shoes, your bathing suits (POOL PARTY!! WHOOP WHOOP!!), and get down and boogie!
Tues. Sep. 1; 7 p.m.; Friends Meeting House; 44th & York Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN
Do you ever think to yourself in shul, What am I doing?! Well, you’re not alone. Mayim Rabim Congregation wants to broaden and deepen your understanding of the High Holiday prayers as they relate to the lives we’re living. This goes into the category of “Things that Make You Go Hmmmm”!
Back Pocket…Events to Come! (Or…Events to Come, but we’ll schmooze about them more later!)
- Minneapolis Jewish Federation Call for Change; Minneapolis Jewish Federation; Sep. 10; 6 p.m. (FREE)
- Book Launch Party for Sheyna Galyan’s new Jewish thriller STRENGTH TO STAND!; SubText Books; Sep. 10; 6 p.m. (FREE)
- JFCS NextGen Fall Party with J-Pride; Icehouse MPLS; 6 p.m. ($10)