Jew Review: ‘Fiddler On The Roof’ At The Orpheum

To the kids who think a musical about Jewish tradition would be boring, think again. The most recent U.S. national tour of Fiddler on the Roof at the Orpheum Theatre is humorous and modern. While set around a family’s struggle to keep Jewish tradition while finding happiness and love in 1905 pogrom-filled Russia, the humor […]

Minnesota Fringe Festival Features Jewish Talent and Themes

Local actor Avi Aharoni and New Yorker Amanda Erin Miller are performing original, biographical shows in the Minnesota Fringe Festival in August. Aharoni, 28, has been working since January on “Operation: Immigration,” the story of his Iranian/Israeli father. “Operation: Immigration” is Aharoni’s debut as a playwright, though he is a seasoned actor in Minneapolis. He […]

Old & New Jewish Singles Groups Hope To Take Off

The Jewish Singles Collaborative (JSC) is struggling. There’s plenty of interest with about 150 organizations and 650 people on the email list, but the sole volunteer — Cindy Dubansky — said not enough people are willing to volunteer. Dubansky, a social worker, sends out tailored newsletters two to three times a month with events in […]

Rabbis Respond: June 2019

Each month, we’re asking rabbis across the Twin Cities a different question (via the Minnesota Rabbinic Association). Here’s the question for June; the answers are as written by the rabbi: In this Pride month, how is your synagogue inclusive of LGBTQ+ Jews? Beth Jacob Congregation On June 28, we are sponsoring a Kiddush in honor […]