JFCS To Honor Rheins For 25 Years Of Support, Volunteerism & Compassion

Shortly after Nancy and Kevin Rhein first settled with their three children in Minnetonka in 1994, after five cross-country corporate moves, Nancy was looking for volunteer opportunities that could include their young children. She heard about an opportunity with JFCS’ Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) program – which includes organizing and delivering holiday gift packages for […]

Parents Sound Alarm After Son’s Pill Death

There is nothing that can convince his parents that Gabe Lilienthal wasn’t murdered. The 17-year-old Gabe thought he was taking OxyContin to try and help him sleep. What he was given was a fentanyl-laced street drug called M30. Gabe died in Seattle on Sept. 29, but the funeral was in Minneapolis on Oct. 4. He […]

Mental Health Conference Oct. 20 Features Jazz Musician Sam Miltich

The 19th annual Mental Health Education Conference sponsored by the Twin Cities Jewish community, “Creating Healing and All that Jazz,” will be held 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Temple Israel (2323 Fremont Ave. S., Minneapolis). The event, which is free and open to people of all faiths and spiritualities, will feature […]

Go Retro With An 80s-Themed Sukkah Party

As we prepare for Sukkot, we look to emulate our ancestors who wandered in the desert for forty years while sleeping in huts. Here is a new twist on celebrating this holiday, with a bit of nostalgic 1980’s flair, big hair and all! While eating and sleeping in a hut in the backyard for a […]

Sukkah Hopping Of Days Gone By

The High Holiday season is filled with rituals and moments that leave a lasting impression on a kid, from Shofar blowing to fasting to Sukkah building to cleaning up busted Butternut squash that fell during Sukkah decoration hanging. For me, one of the most memorable parts of the busy month was the annual Sukkah Hopping […]

Jewish Job: St. Paul JCC After-School Program Staff

Job Title: After-School Program Staff Organization Name: St. Paul JCC Job Type: Part-time; 2-6 p.m. Salary Range: $11-$14/hour Deadline: 11/1/2019 Job Summary/Description: The St. Paul JCC is seeking a staff member for the After School Program If you enjoy children, being creative and making a difference in children’s lives, then this job is for you! […]

Who The Folk?! Jess Braverman

What takes an attorney from public defender to women’s advocacy work? For Jess Braverman, it very much aligns to why she wanted to become a lawyer in the first place. We talk with Braverman, the new legal director at Gender Justice, a St. Paul-based non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization devoted to addressing the causes […]

Jew Review: ‘Mean Girls’

We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities to have the Tony Award-nominated musical Mean Girls at the Orpheum Theatre through Oct. 13. Not just because it’s fantastic. But because it is the perfect Yom Kippur show. Hang with me, I’ll get there. The basics: the play is the adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie, which […]