October Get The Folk Out

I don’t know about you guys, but I am VERY ok with all of the High Holidays finally having passed. Every year they seem to eat up more of the calendar, but now it’s October, which means smooth sailing until Hanukah (we can start arguing about how to spell it next month).

Anyway – there’s tons get the folk out and do before winter sets in, so be sure to take advantage of the mild weather, as well as the various events, activities, and educational opportunities this year. As always, Moishe House has tons going on, so be sure to check out their Facebook page.

Finally – be sure to keep your eyes peeled from some bigger announcements coming from YALA and it’s new Chair (Andrew Wieberdink) and Vice-Chair (Brittany Willis).

Early October – Celebrities Galore!

The J-Swipe Story – An Evening with David Yarus ($18/$12/pp for couples)

October 4 @ 7 p.m.

Join in the conversation with YALA, YJP, and David Yarus himself! Meet entrepreneur David Yarus, J-Swipe Founder, in an exclusive cocktail and dialogue with the Panel as we explore the future of dating. YALA is sponsoring this event along with YJP (Uptown Chabad). These team-ups are always a blast!

JCA Young Adult Social Hour (Free)

October 7 @ 3:30 p.m.

Join Naomi Silber and the whole JCA (Jewish Community Action) crew for an afternoon of discussion, snacks, and learning all about JCA and what it does for our community. Especially in a political climate like this, it’s a great chance to have your voice heard – and learn how to make it amplified!

Evening with A Couple of Good Men: Aaron Sorkin & Rob Reiner ($25 for students w/ID)

October 7 @ 7 p.m.

This one is a Temple of Aaron‘s annual fundraising event – but it’s definitely worth the $25 if you have a student ID or can swing the ticket price! Get a chance to hear from Aaron Sorkin AND Rob Reiner all in one night – plus the chance to rub elbows with some of the Twin Cities most prominent Jewish leaders.

ADL EVENT: Amplify Your Voice (Free)

October 10 @ 7 p.m.

The ADL (Anti-Defamation League) works against anti-semitism, hatred, and a ton of other things you may dislike. Participate in a conversation about the positive impact you can make in your communities in the current climate! Make your free reservation at www.adl.org/MNJCC.

Jewish Women in Business Panel at ModernWell ($20 for JLink members)

October 11 @ 9 a.m.

JLink™ and ModernWell have joined forces to bring you the Jewish Women in Business panel! Hear from five successful women in a variety of industries! Click the link above for more info about the speakers.

Makom Fridays (Free)

October 12 @ 6:30 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.

More Fun Stuff as the Weather Gets Cooler

Moishe House Havdallah and Casino Night (Free)

October 17 @ 7 p.m.

This month’s Shabbat programming will be doubling as our main FUNdraiser for the annual WE ARE campaign! We will kick off the evening with a traditional Havdallah service, then transition into a Vegas-themed party with BlackJack, Poker, silent auctions, and more! All proceeds will go directly to benefit the Twin Cities Moishe House. Keep an eye out on Facebook for more details!

St. Paul Jewish Federation Gala ($25 under 40)

October 14 @ 5:30 p.m.

I wrote an article about this event – which should be a blast. I mean $25 for an open bar, fancy dinner, AND entertainment seems like a pretty good deal to me, especially when it supports and celebrates all of the great work done by the St. Paul Jewish Federation.

Free Screening of Casablanca (Free – duh)

October 15 @ 7 p.m.

Doesn’t get much better than this. A classic – all for free! Join us for a free screening of Casablanca on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Heights Theater. Registration is required by Friday, October 12, 2018.

‘Such Much?’ Jews and Other Refugees in ‘Casablanca’ (Free)

October 16 @ 7:30 p.m.

Follow up your free cinema experience with some intelligent discourse hosted by Temple Israel.

HUMOR ME – Opening night of the TCJ Film Festival ($12)

October 20 @ 7:30 p.m.

Like Flight of the Conchords? How about Movies? Jewish stuff? Then definitely check out this movie, which kicks off the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival. We won’t post all of the movies, but be sure to check them out! The festival runs from October 20 – October 28

Oh Gosh – That month flew by too!

Twin Cities Jewish Community 18th Annual Conference on Mental Health (Free)

October 21 @ 10 a.m.

This event, celebrating its 18th year, has become a community favorite for professionals and individuals alike. Hope, Humor and Healing: Finding Light in Dark Places with keynote speaker John Moe, host of the podcast, The Hilarious Work of Depression. Be sure to register ASAP!

Remembering Rabin (Free)

October 21 @ 4:30 p.m.

Join Tal (St. Paul Federation Shlicha) & Gal (MN Hillel Fellow) to learn and remember the Rabin’s legacy and the impact of a political assassination in the Israeli society. The evening will include a movie, snacks and a discussion led by Tal & Gal. The event is free for students and for the St. Paul community.

The Great Big Challah Bake (Free?)

October 25 @ 7 p.m.

More info will surely follow on this one but suffice it to say if you wanna learn how to bake some challah and hang out with some cool people, this is the event you are looking for.

Shakshuka Night w/Tal Dror (Free)

October 28 @ 5 p.m.

Back by popular demand! Tal, St. Paul’s OWN Shlicha, is back for another round of cooking/wine/hangout events, starting with the crowd pleaser – Shakshuka! Be sure to RSVP directly to Tal for this one.

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.