General Mills Says Business, Not BDS, Involved In Israel Decision

JLens, an investor network that explores a Jewish lens on impact investing, put Golden Valley-based General Mills on its do-not-invest list Wednesday afternoon “for acquiescing to [Boycott, Divest and Sanction  and making misleading statements to the Jewish community and investors.” The multinational food company is pulling its Pillsbury product line from shelves in Israel, but  […]

Man Hospitalized After Causing Disturbance At Oak Ridge

A white male in his 30s or 40s carrying a notebook and “looking for a Jew to deal with” harassed a Jewish patron in the parking lot of the Oak Ridge Country Club in Hopkins on Friday. Friday night, Hopkins officers, assisted by Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Orono Police Department, made contact with the […]

Who The Folk?! Noah Gerding

After a career in fundraising for non-profits around the community, Noah Gerding is now working at one that is very close to his family: The Sholom Foundation. We talk about how he got into fundraising, his experience as a Jew of color, and asking big questions, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Listen to […]

Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Mi Famiya’ by Sarah Aroeste

Tu B’Av is a Jewish holiday that celebrates romantic love, but in the same way that Valentine’s Day can express all kinds of love, this holiday is also a great opportunity to talk about the love in our families! “Mi Famiya” is a cute song and video from the multi-talented Sarah Aroeste that teaches you […]

Maple Grove Chabad Offering Pop-Up, NY Deli Experience

While the Twin Cities don’t boast a kosher deli scene, Chabad of Maple Grove is trying to bring a little New York-style deli to the area. The new Chabad chapter, launched about 10 months ago, is taking orders for its first Pop-Up NY Kosher Deli night at the Northwest Greenway Pavilion in Plymouth. The event […]

Robyn Awend Named As New Executive Director Of Rimon

Following a months-long national search, Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council has announced Robyn Awend will serve as its new Executive Director, to start on August 8, 2022. She succeeds founding director David Jordan Harris, as he retires after 18 years at the helm of the innovative and influential Jewish arts nonprofit. Awend joins Rimon […]

Who The Folk?! Omri Zin-Tamir

How does an artist suddenly decide to embrace the science of sourdough bread-baking? For Omri Zin-Tamir, it was a long, circuitous road. But that road ended in Minneapolis when he started Bakery at 22nd Street out of the basement of his family’s home, and sells both to bread subscribers and visitors to the Mill City […]

Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Sim Shalom’ by Susan Lewis Friedman

One of the MANY accomplishments of Jewish Rock Radio that I’m very proud of is the group we helped coalesce in Chicago — JRR Chicago Sings. Under the leadership of Cantor Laurie Akers, Chicago artists, cantors and instrumentalists have been coming together over the last 3-4 years to put on some really incredible live concerts […]

Single Mom Seeks Mezuzah

Jenna Zark‘s new book Crooked Lines: A Single Mom’s Jewish Journey began life at TC Jewfolk and will be published by Koehler Books on September 5. Read the opening chapter about how Jenna searched for a mezuzah when she had to move to a new home after an unexpected divorce. If you’re a Jewish single […]

Who The Folk? Lillie Rosen and Maya Harris

Maya Harris had been a fan of growing and taking care of plants for most of her life. So when she and best friend Lillie Rosen decided to start a business in mid-2020, Planty Queens was born. Recently, the two celebrated the grand opening of their storefront in the Audubon neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis (2807 […]