‘Hamilton’ Star Daveed Diggs Drops Family-Friendly Hanukkah Rap

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How many ways are there to rhyme with Hanukkah? If you’re Daveed Diggs, the Tony Award-Winning co-star of Hamilton, there are plenty. Diggs’ Puppy For Hanukkah song and video dropped just in time for Hanukkah to start next week. It’s a fun journey to find out if the kids in the video get what they […]

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Who The Folk?! Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman

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Minneapolis has a well-renown theater scene, so how do you create a new theater company for children — and do it in a pandemic? We talk with two familiar faces around the Sabes JCC, Haley and Anthony Sisler-Neuman, about their new venture: Graceful Monsters Educational Theatre Cooperative. We talk about each of their theatrical backgrounds, […]

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Why Lucy Rose Fischer Memorializes Her Brother In Her Latest Book

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Lucy Rose Fischer had been sitting on the idea for her latest book, The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War, for more than 30 years. But it wasn’t until this year – the 65th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, that she published the memoir she co-wrote with her brother, Jerry […]

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J•Cation On Demand

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We can’t exactly travel for pleasure right now, but what about a staycation on demand? In a year when pretty much everything, including leisure time, has markedly changed, Jewfolk pulled together to present our first-ever 24-hour event highlighting our mission of 10,000 ways to be Jewish: J•Cation, the ultimate staycation. The J•Cation experience includes something […]

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The Endearing Jewishness of ‘Schitt’s Creek’

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Admittedly, I was a few years late to this glorious party as Schitt’s Creek, created by the Canadian father and son Eugene and Daniel Levy, premiered back in 2015, but that did not get in the way of me devouring all 80 episodes in 10 days. The show’s from riches to rags theme focuses on […]

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How Rachel Breen’s Art & Social Justice Collide

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For Rachel Breen, her art is rooted in many things. Her Judaism and Tikkun Olam. Social justice. And her sewing machine. Breen’s most recent installation at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, “The Labor We Wear,” is an ode to a pair of notable disasters that happened within the garment industry a century apart: The Triangle […]

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Adath’s Dulkin Part Of ‘Voices For Change’ Video

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In an effort to promote peace through harmony, more than 100 faith leaders came together to produce an interfaith, multiracial virtual video that unites the voices of Black and Jewish prayer leaders from around the world. The Cantors Assembly, of which Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s Hazzan Joanna Dulkin is a vice president, came up with the […]

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Celebrate Virtually At The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival

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Every year, the JCCs bring the community together to learn, laugh, cry, and share the consciousness of Jewish culture, history, and artistry through the magical medium of film. And, while we may not be able to celebrate in person, this year’s Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival is right around the corner! Keeping in the theme […]

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