Meet the Moderator of Ballots and Bellinis: Rabbi Jill Crimmings of Bet Shalom

Next Thursday, November 7, four powerful Jewish women involved with local politics will sit down together to talk about their involvement and experiences in politics at Ballots and Bellinis at Bet Shalom Congregation. Ballots and Bellinis is a program of Women Repair the World, a project of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy and National Council of […]

Who The Folk?! Stephanie Stillman

Stephanie Stillman’s path to being the volunteer coordinator at Second Harvest Heartland is a winding path, but it is one that strengthened her connection to her Jewish roots. Stephanie talks about food insecurity, her farming experience, and the meaning behind a very cool tattoo, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. You can read an […]

Jew Review: ‘Up There’

When tragedy strikes, what happens to a place and its people after the news vans have packed up and the stories have been broadcast? This question is the central inspiration for new, indie film Up There. The film follows journalist Jack on assignment to the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan, tasked with writing a story […]

A Year After Pittsburgh, What’s Different?

Security at Twin Cities Jewish institutions may not look markedly different at the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. But what is different is the community vigilance around Minneapolis and St. Paul. “The JCRC has worked effectively to establish a strong foundation of security and preparedness for Jewish people in Minnesota, […]

Ask Baubie: Time To Call The Doctor?

Dear Mammalehs,  I have received a few questions recently about when is the right time to call your child’s doctor or not when you think they don’t feel well. Some are not sure when this visit — one outside of the normal wellness exam — is necessary. Along those lines, some are questioning if they […]

5 Senses of Judaism’s Success Spreads to the Coast

A year-and-a-half ago, Jorie Bernhardt was challenged to create an innovative program for families with young children at Temple of Aaron. Fortunately for her, working at the Hands-On Museum in Ann Arbor, Mich., gave her insight into just what type of program to create. Now her 5 Senses of Judaism program is going nationwide. Bernhardt, […]