Who The Folk?! Secretary of State Steve Simon

What’s it like to administer an election where more than 30 times the number of people requested mail-in ballots? Welcome to the life of Secretary of State Steve Simon in the oddest election year in recent memory. We talk about why voting by mail is a public service in the coronavirus era, how you can […]

Eliana Pierotti Wins Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Fund still found a way to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Jewish high school seniors in the Twin Cities. A sub-committee conducted interviews via Zoom in mid-April and selected Eliana Pierotti as this year’s recipient of their leadership award. Even though they couldn’t have their annual […]

[email protected] Takes Camp Virtual

With Herzl Camp closed for 2020, this summer isn’t what we planned but it won’t get the best of us! Herzl is bringing a little bit of camp to your homes and hearts this summer with [email protected]! Our virtual summer programming brings some ruach into each day and breaks up the monotony of a long […]

Who The Folk?! Chief Mike Goldstein

What’s it like being a police chief right now? Mike Goldstein, the city of Plymouth’s police chief and director of public safety has an answer to that. Goldstein talks about what it’s like to lead a police department in the best of times, why he’s opted for transparency, and what the past few weeks have […]

Statement of Love By the Minnesota Rabbinical Association

Dear Friends, As the pain of George Floyd’s (z”l) murder still reverberates throughout the Twin Cities, America, and the World, we particularly want to express our love to BIPOC (Black, Indigenous People of Color) Jews within our community. You matter to us. As rabbis we want both those affiliated and those not affiliated with congregations […]

A Journey Through History With My Zaida

One out of three hundred. When 299 armed soldiers deployed for Korea, my grandfather, whom I lovingly refer to as Zaida, defied the odds. He was chosen to serve as a legal clerk in a court-martial unit in the United States. I have heard him nostalgically recount his time in the Army since I was […]