June 2019 Get the Folk Out

What a great month to get out and celebrate, friends. June means we’re officially starting summer, complete with Shavuot and Pride! We’ve got tons of good times coming for both, as well as for the days where you just need a l’il somethin’ extra in your social life. So join us and GTFO! “J-HAP Community […]

What Pride Activities Are In Store?

June is Pride Month, and there is no shortage of activities in the Jewish Community thanks to J-Pride, which is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Below is a list of what J-Pride has in store throughout June, and listen to our recent Who The Folk?! Podcast with J-Pride Program Coordinator […]

Shalom Baby Program Welcomes Wee Ones

Did you know the summer months are the months with the most birthdays? As the birthday season approaches, remember the Shalom Baby program at JFS. If you know of anyone in the community who has welcomed a new baby, please let JFS know. They will receive a wonderful basket full of SWAG items including a […]

Jewish Jobs: Teachers At Beth Jacob Congregation

Job Title: Teacher Organization Name: Beth Jacob Congregation Job Type: Part-time; 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Shabbat Salary Range: $15-25/hour Deadline: July 15 Job Summary/Description: Join our team of teachers and become part of our community! Are you passionate about building relationships with your students and teaching team? Are you excited to share Judaism with others? […]

Israeli Government Thrown Into More Turmoil

In an unprecedented move, the Knesset – Israel’s parliament – voted Wednesday night to dissolve itself and launch Israel into new national elections, slated for September 17, less than two months after previous elections on April 9. At this rate Israel will be without a formal government for most, if not all, of 2019, leaving […]

A Freelancing Mom’s Life

I can still remember the exact moment when my career as a full-time staff writer ended. I was sitting in front of my computer at the Jerusalem Post when I noticed my water broke. Within 36 hours I became a mother and said goodbye to full-time employment, forever. I could have gone back after maternity […]

5 Things You May Not Know About Women of Intention Speaker Irin Carmon

Heard of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Of course you have. Her popularity is unprecedented (can you think of another Supreme Court justice whose face people are willing to have tattooed onto their bodies?) and that may be thanks in part to a name that’s not quite as ubiquitous: Irin Carmon. Irin is the co-author of Notorious […]

Jewish Job: Infant Care Program Director At Lubavitch Cheder

Job Title: Infant Care Program Director Organization Name: Lubavitch Cheder Day School Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 Deadline: Open until filled Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The director of the program oversees the day to day operation of the infant care program, including: Training and supervising staff and monitoring performance. Developing and maintaining standards of […]

Who The Folk?! Jayce Koester

It’s almost June, so this week we talk all things Pride with Jayce Koester, the J-Pride program coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Jayce reflects on their first year on the job, what new programs J-Pride is running to celebrate Pride this coming month, and how the organization looks to connect with […]

You’re Invited: Talmud Torah Minneapolis 125th Kickoff

From its beginnings in 1895 as The Hebrew Free School to moving into the Sabes JCC 16 years ago, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis will be kicking off its 125th-year of educating Jewish children on Monday, June 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun. The event is an opportunity to honor teachers, see a showcase of […]