Jew Wanna Go? | December 11 – December 17, 2015

Hanukkah events continue to draw masses in the Twin Cities!

Longest. Title. Ever. ($5)

Light up the Night 21+ Celebration – The Promised Land: The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia Hebrew Project

Sat. Dec. 12; 7:45 p.m..; St. Paul JCC; 1375 St. Paul Ave St. Paul, MN

What do you get when you take a folk musician and an Israeli artist and rapper and put them together? Well, um, not what you think. No where near it. Ami Yares (the former) and Sagol (the latter) collaborated on the 2015 album The Promised Land: The Grateful Dead / Jerry Garcia Hebrew Project, featuring Hebrew covers of songs by The Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia. It is the first ever album of Hebrew versions of Grateful Dead songs. LSD is optional.

Vodka and Latkes


Sat. Dec 12; 9:00 p.m.; Billy’s on Grand; 857 Grand Ave St. Paul, MN

Celebrate Hanukkah with the St. Paul Young Adult division. Start the night at Billy’s on Grand, then move to Wild Onion at 11:30 p.m. for a super-late-night-crazy time. Vegetarian appetizers gratis.

Super Sunday

Sun. Dec 13; 9 am-6 pm; Sabes JCC; 4330 Cedar Lake Rd, St. Louis Park, MN

Super Sunday is a community event with lots of ways to make a world of difference. Plan a whole day: make calls, take a fitness class, do a tzedakah project, and more. Use the JCC facilities before and after you make calls.

Book It! ($20)

Robbie Kaplan Book Reading

Sun. Dec. 13; 4 p.m.; Shir Tikvah Congregation; 1360 W Minnehaha Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

Renowned attorney, Robbie Kaplan, will be unveiling and discussing her new book, “Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA,” about the landmark ruling in which she was the case’s MVP. DOMA, as you may or may not know, was a United States federal law that ,prior to being ruled unconstitutional, defined marriage for federal purposes as the union of one man and one woman, and allowed states to recognize same-sex marriages granted under the laws of other states. This woman helped bury that law six feet under. As far as I’m concerned, this woman is a hero. Introduction at the event by Senator Al Franken.


A Very Gay Hanukkah (FREE!)

J-Pride Chanukah Party and Retrospective

Thurs. Dec. 17; 6:30 p.m.; University of Minnesota’s Anderson Library; 222 21st Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN

Speaking of LGBT, join J-Pride and have some holiday fun at this party and retrospective. There will be food and you can see some items in The Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds freaking AMAZING!!