Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Deadline Approaching

Interested in coming to use collections at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives but live outside the Twin Cities? Consider applying for the Dr. Linda Mack Schloff research award! Funds of up to $1,400 are available for researchers located outside the Twin Cities to use on travel expenses. The deadline for applying […]

Gloria Fredkove Links Immigration Past, Present In April 14 Event

Gloria Fredkove has no direct memories of her childhood before she was 5 years, but she knows that as a refugee to the United States, she is seeing many similarities to her experience in 1944 and that of those seeking asylum now. “It was a different situation and time, but there are still some parallels […]

Primer For Israel’s Upcoming Elections

JERUSALEM – You can love it or you can hate it, but Israel is a massive player in the global political arena. Recently voted the 8th most powerful country in the world, the Jewish state is a technological, economic, and military powerhouse of stability in a region better known for chaos and bloody dictators like […]

Chaos, Confrontation Mark Women Of The Wall’s 30th Anniversary

JERUSALEM–For a moment, it was thousands of ultra-Orthodox protesters against three non-Orthodox women at the Western Wall. Rachel Schwartz, 22, a student at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, struggled against the mob with two older women. The three had come for a prayer service with Women of the Wall, the feminist, cross-denominational group of activists […]

Chabad Minneapolis Wins Approval For New Home

After years of bouncing around the western suburbs, Chabad Minneapolis is finally able to build a permanent home for itself. Monday night, the Minnetonka City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the construction of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. The building will be accessible from Hillside Lane West just east of Hopkins […]

We Cannot Remain Indifferent

Standing outside Montgomery’s old Greyhound bus station, we read panels that described events from over 50 years ago. Just as we were about to leave, a car pulled up next to us and a gentleman rolled down his window. “I see you all looking at those signs. Let me tell you about them.” For the […]