June Get The Folk Out

Another month come and gone, but for us here in Minnesota, it means forgetting how much we hate Winter for a few minutes and figuring out ways to beat the heat! Well, here’s a bunch of stuff happening this month throughout the Twin Cities to get outside, cool down, and have some fun. You’ll also notice that this month is STACKED with various Annual Meetings – so I went ahead and bunched those at the end of the list.

Young Adult Events/General Good Times

Harry Potter Escape Room (Upon Request)

June 5 @ 8 p.m.

The Moishe House gang is CRUSHING IT this month including – an Escape room! We have 6 spots available for a Harry Potter-themed room. Reach out to Hannah to confirm your spot and cost.

The St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra Concert (Free)

June 6 @ 7:30-10 p.m.

Get some culture and beat the heat in the St. Paul JCC’s air-conditioned auditorium. Beyond the STP JCC’s already amazing musicians, they are bringing in Shuly Nathan, who is in some ways the “Joan Baez” of Israel. Since she first electrified Israel with her heartfelt rendition of the then unknown song Jerusalem of Gold, Nathan has sung of the hope and pain of the nation.

YALA Summer Hangout Series #1 (Free)

June 7 @ 5-7 p.m.

This is the first of at least 3 (that’s right, THREE) summer hangouts. These will all be informal get-togethers and will be hosted by Tal Dror (St. Paul’s Shlicha) and Charley Smith/YALA. The first of these will be taking place at Hidden Falls Park. Bring your frisbees, your baseball glove, and your friends!

J-Pride Annual Pre-PRIDE Happy Hour & Nosh (Free)

June 11 @ 6-8 p.m.

Come to celebrate J-Pride’s 13th year participating in Twin Cities Pride! Join us for a nosh, a drink, and to honor our volunteers. This event is free and open to all! Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar.

Jewish a Cappella Six13 on 6.13 (Varies)

June 13 @ 5-9 p.m.

Like Pitch Perfect? Like music? How about Jewish people? Then this is the event for you! Six13 is a groundbreaking, six-man Acappella vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. Get your tickets before they run out!

Moishe House Shabbat (Free)

June 15 @ 7 p.m.

Moishe House’s monthly Shabbat dinner is back! If you are looking for a laid-back way to bring in the weekend, this is it.

Common Sound Music Festival (Free for Volunteers)

June 17 @ 3-9 p.m.

The Gin Blossoms. The Big Wu. Community. This is what summer is all about! Beth El Synagogue and Benilde- Saint Margaret’s present the
Common Sound inaugural outdoor concert. You can GET IN FOR FREE if you sign up to volunteer. Only a few volunteer spots remain. Otherwise, tickets can be purchased here.

St. Paul Mitzvah Crawl at Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (Free)

June 19 @ 6-8 p.m.

One of the St. Paul Jewish Federation’s priorities is to create meaningful opportunities for people to come together to give time, talent and tzedakah, and learn more about our community. Throughout this year, the St. Paul Jewish Federation will host “Mitzvah Crawls” at our beneficiary agencies. This Mitzvah Crawl is at Jewish Family Service of St. Paul on June 19, 6-8 p.m. Experience a client intake, including a Dementia Assessment, taste a Meals on Wheels dinner, learn Creative Problem Solving like the Lubavitch Cheder students do with JFS’s help.

YALA Summer Hangout Series #2 -DOG PARTY (Free)

June 21 @ 5-7 p.m.

This event is going to the dogs, so be sure to bring your four-footed furry friends! (Off-Leash Dog permits are required by the city of Minneapolis if you’d like your dog to be off-leash). This hangout will be held at the Minnehaha Off-Leash Dog Park (5399 Minnehaha Park Dr. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417). We’ll be bringing treats, toys, and other fun dog stuff. No dog required to come by! Keep an eye out on the Facebook Page (and RSVP) to stay informed about this unique event.

Moishe House Goes to the Saints (Upon Request)

June 26 @ Game Time

Come join Moishe House and the whole gang at the St. Paul Saints game. Be sure to reach out to Amanda for more info!

TCFF and Twin Cities Jewish Film Fest presents AN ISRAELI LOVE STORY ($14)

June 28 @ 6-10 p.m.

The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival is thrilled to announce a partnership with the Twin Cities Film Fest for the 2018 Season coming in October. Celebrate this exciting collaboration at the Red Carpet & Pre-Event Reception at 6 p.m. before An Israeli Love Story. Based on the passionate true story of love and independence between Pnina Gary, from Nahalal, and Eli Ben-Zvi, son of Rachel and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, the second president of the State of Israel, during the turbulent times of pre-state Palestine.

Makom Fridays (Free)

June 28 @ 6-10 p.m.

What better way to end the month than with some soul and spirit with Makom. Be sure to bring something to share with the gang. Bring a dairy or vegetarian dish according to your last name:

A-H: appetizer
I-Q: main dish
R-Z: always room for dessert

Challah, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

Annual Meetings

Beth Jacob Annual Meeting (Free)

June 5 @ 7-8:30 p.m.

The fun starts out with celebrating Beth Jacob’s past year at the Annual Meeting. While this event is primarily for Beth Jacob congregants, the doors are open (as always) for other folks who want to join in celebrating Beth Jacob’s community. The Annual Meeting itself will take place promptly at 7 p.m., followed by the inspirational story of Beth Jacob’s origins, beginning at about 7:30 p.m.

2018 JCRC Annual Event (Varies)

June 10 @ 7-9 p.m.

You won’t want to miss your chance to hear from Yossi Klein Halevi, author and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Halevi is the author of several books, including his latest book, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor, which will be published in May 2018 by Harper Collins. There’s a few different ticket options so check out the link for more info.

St. Paul Jewish Federation 83rd Annual Meeting (Free)

June 12 @ 7-9 p.m.

Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation as we vote in our new Board Officers & Members, acknowledge Federation accomplishments, present awards, and enjoy an ice cream social with a Menchie’s twist.

St. Paul JCC Annual Meeting (Free)

June 20 @ 7-9 p.m.

St. Paul JCC’s Annual Meeting. Come join in the celebration of the JCC’s big year (and check out the renovations)!