Tons to do this month in the Twin Cities

It never ceases to amaze me, no matter how far removed from school I become, September has the distinct feeling of the beginning of the year. Even to a secular guy like me. Rosh Hashannah, the beginning of autumn, and an early Sukkot will all pile up to make this year’s September to be particularly fun.

If you’re looking for information about the High Holidays more generally, be sure to check out TCJewfolk’s Guide.

Early September

PhilathroBrew @ Urban Growler (Free)

September 4 @ 5-8 p.m.

Enjoy the PRIDE in Brewing event, this time at Urban Growler. $1 of every pint sold will go towards the Pride in Brewing Scholarship. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and fees for one student identifying as LGBTQ+ enrolled in the Brewing & Beer Steward Technology program for 2019-2020.

Nate Ginsburg: Beyond 7 Figures (Free)

September 12 @ 8-10 a.m.

J-Link is bringing in Nate Ginsburg to share his story. He’s made a million dollars, but values his experiences and the journey far more. Join us at Brookview for breakfast and coffee. A world traveler, Nate is always on the move, so we are lucky that he will be stopping here in the Twin Cities to speak with us! This event is powered by YALA.

Moishe House Trivia (Free)

September 12 @ 6:30 p.m.

Join us at the Moose Bar & Grill for their Wednesday BINGO night! Bring your good luck charms – we will provide some snacks.

Makom Fridays (Free)

September 14 @ 6:30-8:30 p.m.

These events are always special. Join Makom to celebrate Shabbat with new and familiar faces through soulful prayer and delicious food, a space to unwind, and the sweet ruach (energy) of community. Makom attendees bring a dairy or vegetarian dish. Challah, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. Details on what to bring each Friday are included on the Makom Facebook page & website.

September 16 – The Day of a Thousand Events

Deep Canvassing with Jewish Community Action (Free)

Sept 16 @ 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join Jewish Community Action (JCA) this summer and fall to go door-to-door and have meaningful conversations with voters about immigration. We’ll be getting into real conversations and deep listening with voters that move past the headlines and uncover people’s values and experience.

Please contact Jacob Kraus at [email protected] or 651-632-2184 with questions.

Reflecting on 30 years: A Wall of Wondering Jews (Free)

10 a.m.-12:30 p.m

Or Emet will host President Scott Chazdon and Susan Weinberg, who will lead a group discussion using the “Wall of Wonder” facilitation method to explore the events and experiences that have made Or Emet a “Home for Wondering Jews” as it celebrates 30 years affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism

Mount Zion Open House and Brunch (Free)

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Check out Mount Zion’s Open House and Brunch for unaffiliated Jews in the Twin Cities area. Visitors will have a chance to meet the clergy, lay leaders, and Temple members, tour the building, and get a taste of the various organizations and activities in which Mount Zion members are involved. A continental breakfast will be served. Childcare will be available.

The Great Sholom Get-Together (Free)

1 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation for a chance to spread the joy of the MN State Fair to residents of Sholom Home East. This the latest in the Federation’s Mitzvah Crawl Series. A great chance to give back. And to learn about the work of the Federation’s beneficiary organizations.

Moishe House Fall Crafts & Cider (Free)

2 p.m.

Come over to the Moishe House for a fun afternoon of fall-themed crafts, and some delicious cider!

J-Hap Challah Bake (Free)

3:30-6 p.m.

J-HAP presents, Challah Bake led by Wendy Goldberg in our new Nosh and Nibble Kitchen! You’ll learn an easy challah recipe and take home some baking supplies, This is for people of all abilities and gender expressions. This event is Powered by YALA.

Finishing Off Strong

Rock the Center (Free)

Sept 26 @ 6-8 p.m.

The first chance to get a look at the NEW St. Paul JCC. Dance in a glow-in-the-dark Zumba party with a DJ or get a high energy workout in our Strong(er) class. Then join us for cocktails after you rock your workout. Open to all 21+.

Havdallah and Melava Malka Meal (Free)

September 29 @ 7 p.m.

Join the Moishe House for a Havdallah and a post-Shabbat meal, known as Melava Malka. As always, we will bring the food, you bring the drinks!

St. Paul Jewish Community Sukkot Festival (Free)

Sept 30 @ 12-3 p.m.

Join the St. Paul Jewish community for a Sukkot festival with fun for the whole family! St. Paul Jewish Federation is organizing a fall festival hosted at the St. Paul JCC. Enjoy music, food, games and more. Meet folks from 22 community organizations. See the renovated St. Paul JCC during their grand opening week! Pre-registration is appreciated, but not required.

Charley Smith works for both the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Jewish Federations as the Young Adult Engagement Manager

YALA is a project of the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Jewish Federations.