Why The U Wouldn’t Change Its Rosh Hashanah Start Date

Earlier this year, Minnesota Jews felt relief as more than 20 school districts changed their Sept. 7 start dates to avoid conflicting with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. To many, it was a welcome sign of the Jewish community being heard and respected after decades of being sidelined by a majority-Christian environment. But one […]

Hennepin County Approves $1M In Anti-Hate Funding

While the Communities Combatting Hate Coalition didn’t have success in the state legislature getting a hate crimes law passed, the Hennepin County Commissioners stepped into the void. Last week, the commission voted unanimously to $1 million of federal money for “eligible costs, operations, staffing and services to support analysis of hate and bias-motivated incidents in […]

Jewish Job: Herzl Camp Hiring A Family Experience Manager

Job Title: Family Experience Manager Organization Name: Herzl Camp Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $65,000-$80,000 Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: Our Family Experience Manager is the bridge between our camp families and camp. This person gives each family a warm welcome into the Herzl Family each and every year. They ensure that each camper […]

The Making Of A Paralympic Gold Medalist

Ian Seidenfeld is competitive. You don’t reach the Table Tennis gold medal match at the Tokyo Paralympic Games without that kind of competitive drive. But facing the defending gold medalist and current world champion who had already beaten Seidenfeld earlier in the Games, the Minnesotan was just happy to be there. “I was happy to be […]

A Sukkah Sleep-In Journal

September 23, 2021 I scanned my weather app. A week of nearly perfect September weather lay ahead. I spotted one night that predicted temperatures in the fifties. SOLD! With an earlier than usual Sukkot holiday, I had decided to renew an old, and long abandoned, family tradition of sleeping one night in our sukkah. When […]

Who The Folk?! Craig Wasserman

Craig Wasserman jokes that he and his partner could be the poster children for Moishe House. After meeting living in a Moishe House in Boston, Wasserman and Leigh Furman have opened the first Moishe Pod in the Twin Cities. Wasserman talks about what brought them here this summer, his past Moishe House experiences, and what […]

Jewish Job: Assistant To The Cantor & B’nai Mitzvah Program Beth El

Job Title: Administrative Assistant to the Cantor & B’nai Mitzvah Program Organization Name: Beth El Synagogue Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $45,000-$50,000 Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: The Administrative Assistant to the Cantor and B’nai Mitzvah Program will provide administrative support at Beth El Synagogue – a large, dynamic Conservative congregation in St. Louis […]

Parenting By Parsha: Chol HaMoed Sukkot

Tdhis week’s Torah portion is a throwback — way back to Exodus, when the Israelites were about to receive the Torah at Mt. Sinai. This seems a little strange. What is so important about this section of the Torah that makes it worthy of rereading? And why this section, of all the truly important moments […]

Minnesota Hillel Establishes Young Alumni Advisory Board

Minnesota Hillel has established a Young Alumni Advisory Board to connect Hillel’s young alumni with leadership opportunities, maintain recent graduates’ connection to the Minnesota Jewish community, and provide recent alumni with an opportunity to continue to service Hillel’s mission to enrich the lives of students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the greater […]