Unprecedented Possibility: 4 Things to Know About the Jewish United Arab Emirates

In late October, the three of us landed in Dubai to do something that would have been unimaginable even a few years ago: to visit and learn from the emerging Jewish communities in the United Arab Emirates. Thanks to generous support from the Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s Overseas Allocations Committee, we were able to join a […]

Meet The Newest Class Of Jewish Innovators 

Last year, as the pandemic upended normal life and we tried to stay connected while social distancing, five young adults in the Twin Cities Jewish community took the first step in making their big Jewish ideas a reality: they joined the fourth cohort of 248.  248, a program of Partnership2Gether and YALA Twin Cities, is […]

Local Jewish Changemakers on Building Networks and Connection During COVID-19

If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? – Rabbi Hillel This summer, over 1,000 Jewish Changemakers Fellows, including 18 from Minneapolis and St. Paul, asked themselves these questions. This Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Fellowship, intended […]

Virtual Ingenuity: How the 248 Global Summit Brought Us Together

Hi from my couch (Poland) – Magda Rubenfeld!” “Hello from St Petersburg, Russia – Nadia Bezuevskaia!” “Rehovot is here:) – Pola Barkan!” “Hello from Majorca Island, SPAIN – Dani Rotstein!” The chat screen lit up with places all over the world. Everyone was gathered for the 248 Community Action Network (248) Global Summit on Sunday, […]

December 2019 Get the Folk Out!

2019 is on the outs, friends. But December… December always holds some delightful farewells, and this one is no different. We’ve got some great parties — both in the professional and friendship worlds — and some great chances to end the year with some extra mensch points. Take a look y’all, and pick at least […]

November 2019 Get the Folk Out!

Feel that? Yeah, me too. It suddenly got reeeeeaal drafty outside, and now, unless it involves a bowl o’ soup, a cup o’ tea and a mug o’ whiskey, I’m already struggling to get outside for it. Even if this year has had some just gorgeous foliage. Yep, we’ve hit that time of year where […]

September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

August 2019 Get the Folk Out!

Ah, August: the dog days of summer, marking the annual rite of passage of all Minnesotans from the long-awaited, warm embrace of the sun, to the dark, chilly, why-the-#$%!-do-I-need-a-sweater confines of the air-conditioned theater. Fear not, friends: this month is jam-packed with options for indoor artsy fun… and not just because of the Fringe festival. […]