Jewish Job: Beth Jacob Hiring Cook/Kitchen Manager

Job Title: Kitchen Manager/Cook Organization Name: Beth Jacob Congregation Job Type: Part-time Salary Range: $25,000-$30,000 Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: Beth Jacob is a diverse, egalitarian Conservative synagogue of more than 350 families located in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, easily accessible from all parts of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area. We are guided by the […]

Jewish Job: Beth El Seeking Master Teacher For Shabbat Mornings

Job Title: Master Teacher Organization Name: Beth El Congregation Job Type: Part-time, Saturday mornings 9 a.m.-noon Salary Range: $60-$75 per session Deadline: August 11, 2021 Job Summary/Description: Join us on Shabbat mornings and be part of a stellar and high-energy B’nai Mitzvah Program. Our “Master Teachers” supervise our teen teachers and their 5th-7th grade students […]

Minnesota Rabbinical Association Announces Leadership Changes

We are thrilled to announce that starting July 1, 2021, Rabbi Debra Rappaport, Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, and Rabbi Lynn Liberman will become co-chairs of the Minnesota Rabbinical Association. We are grateful for Rabbi Rappaport’s terrific service as vice-chair, with the plan to step into this role. Rabbi David Thomas will assume the newly created position […]

An Understanding of Gender in the Torah from Binary to Merism

How can I curse what God has blessed? That is what Balaam, the go to prophet-for-hire in the 13th century BCE says to the King of Moab.  We read these words in Parshat Balak in chapter 22 of Numbers (verse 18): “Bilaam replied to Balak’s officials, ‘Were Balak to give me his house full of […]

Editorial: Was An Antisemitic Dogwhistle Blown In A Key Minneapolis Race?

A Minneapolis policing referendum that is heading for an Election Day showdown took an unnecessary turn last week when the name of George Soros was used on the website of a pro-police/pro-reform group’s website. Operation Safety Now, which has reported ties to a public relations effort to help Minneapolis’ police chief and the embattled Minneapolis […]

Jewish Job: HMJDS Seeking Middle School Hebrew Language Teacher

Job Title: Middle School Hebrew Language Teacher Organization Name: Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Job Type: Part-time, 6.5 hours/week Salary Range: $7,250-$8,500 Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School is seeking a part-time Middle School Hebrew Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. Heilicher is a K-8 community […]

Jewish Job: Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher At HMJDS

Job Title: Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher Organization Name: Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Job Type: Part-time, 6.5 hours/week Salary Range: $7,250-$8,500 Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School is seeking a part-time Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher for the 2021-2022 academic year. Heilicher is a K-8 […]

Parenting By Parsha: Balak

Last week we went on a trip upstate with another couple and their toddler. We stayed in a lovely Airbnb in Phoenicia, NY, near Woodstock. The house was all decked out for kiddos — complete with plastic dishes and a closet full of toys and board books. It even had a wooden rocking horse that […]

It All Comes Out In The Wash

You know the old Yiddish proverb, “We plan, God laughs?” Well Ralph Bernstein hadn’t intended to open his new business during a pandemic; it was just that the pandemic started while he was planning to launch his new DIY dog wash, full-service bathing, and grooming salon, Dog’s Day Out. Bernstein said, “We were so far […]