Parenting By Parsha: B’haalotecha

Every morning in our household starts the same way. Our little one wakes and starts crying his vague morning whimpers, which my wife and I can hear through the baby monitor. I’m a heavy sleeper, and I sleep with earplugs in (a habit I’ve developed during my time living in Brooklyn), so it’s usually my […]

Jewish Job: Beth Jacob Congregation Seeking Teachers

Job Title: Shabbat Morning Teachers Organization Name: Beth Jacob Congregation Job Type: Part-time; Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, plus prep time and one hour-long faculty meeting during the week. Salary Range: $15-$25/hour Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: Beth Jacob Congregation Seeks Teachers for our Shabbat Morning Learning Program We have openings for the fall in our […]

Duluth Native Nides Tabbed For Israel Ambassador Post

Duluth-native Tom Nides has been selected to serve as the U.S. ambassador to Israel, according to several American and Israeli media reports. Nides, who graduated from the University of Minnesota, served in the Obama administration as deputy secretary of state, and the Clinton administration as the chief of staff to the U.S. Trade Representative.  JTA […]

JCRC’s Resources For Engaging With The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Against the backdrop of a complex geopolitical conflict taking place on the other side of the globe, Americans in general and American Jews, in particular, are navigating the sea of ideas and information, of opinion and expression. Social media is a powerful tool for sharing information and opinions but is terrible for discussing this and […]

Bias Crimes Reported To SLP Police Over ‘Free Palestine’ Posters

St. Louis Park police said that they received two reports of bias crimes related to antisemitic posters that were put up in the Fern Hill neighborhood, around 26th and Quentin. The posters, seen in the image above, were taken down by police. Dan Plekkenpol, the community security director at the Jewish Community Relations Council of […]

Who The Folk?! Julia Nemeth

What’s it like to grow up Jewish in northern Minnesota without knowing you’re Jewish? This week the pod goes way outside of the Twin Cities to Park Rapids, to talk to Julia Nemeth. Julia discusses about coming home to Minnesota, the memoir trilogy she’s working on, and speaking to her high school alma mater on […]

Not a Normal Israeli Friday

Those not infected by extremism and hatred began to meet it with the mixture of black humor, determination, and PTSD that defend and define each of us in Israel. 

Parenting By Parsha: Nasso

When I was growing up, my family had a lot of rituals we carried out on Friday evenings to welcome the Shabbat. They did evolve over the years, as all things do, but there are a few that remain constant and stand out particularly in my memory.  We always lit candles with my mother. I […]

Adath’s Gan Shelanu Preschool Is Expanding

Following a highly successful 2020-2021 in-person school year, and in answer to families’ requests, Gan Shelanu is adding more classes and more options for the coming 2021-2022 school year. The Adath Congregation’s award-winning preschool program provides a rich variety of learning experiences intended to stimulate the cognitive and social development of the child within a […]