WATCH: Cantors Abrams and Tisser Musically Duel

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As part of a week of music celebrating Cantor Audrey Abrams’ retirement from Beth El Synagogue, Abrams and current Cantor Ben Tisser performed a delightful and heartwarming rendition of “Anything You Can Do.” The week of celebration for Abrams concludes when Cantor Azi Schwartz from Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, will be performing […]

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Local Author Holding Book Release Party Sunday

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While the last 19 months haven’t been great by any means, Dori Weinstein used it for good: She finished her fourth book. The latest installment in the YaYa and YoYo series, In A Latke Trouble, was published last month. “I’ve been productive during this pandemic,” she said. “What else am I going to do? I’m […]

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Renowned Cantor’s Oct. 24 Concert Celebrates Audrey Abrams

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While some may see a Jewish music renaissance, Azi Schwartz is here to tell you that it has been around for years. “You have to look at it in the historical context. Everyplace in history, when Jews had it good with neighbors, Jewish music was heavily influenced by the sensibilities of their neighbors. Old chants, […]

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TC Jewish Film Festival Starts Oct. 16

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One of the hallmarks of the Minnesota JCC’s Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival has been the beyond-the-screen programming that comes with the movie: the post-show speakers’ panel; a Q&A with a director; or a demonstration of something related to the film.  Even with another year of pandemic, the 2021 Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival […]

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Art Exhibits, Film Showcases Life & Work of Rube Goldberg

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For most of us, the name Rube Goldberg invokes comedic images and cartoons of a chain reaction machine that perform a simple task in an indirect or overcomplicated way. Remember when Pee-Wee Herman used his breakfast machine to make eggs and toast? Or, when Sesame Street’s Grover built a machine to get balls into a […]

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Who The Folk?! Riv Shapiro

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Riv Shapiro wants you to know that that their short film was chosen for the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival before they even applied for the position of Minnesota JCC arts & culture producer that they now hold. We talk in-depth about their film, Held, how they curated this year’s festival, and how their Judaism, […]

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Challenges & Changes Await Clergy, Congregants For High Holidays

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Last year, clergy and congregants alike hoped that last year’s High Holiday services over Zoom or being live-streamed was going to be a one-off, and come 2021, we’d all be back, masks off, carefree, and ready to pack back into sanctuaries around the Twin Cities. About that… While we certainly aren’t there, what some synagogues […]

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MJTC Is Now Six Points Theater, & What’s Coming For The 2021-22 Season?

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Six Points Theater, formerly Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC), was founded in July 1994 and is now in its 27th season. The award-winning theater, created and led by Producing Artistic Director Barbara Brooks, has long been a fixture in Twin Cities culture and a beloved resource for Minnesota Jewish community. TC Jewfolk was eager to […]

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Meet The Newest Class Of Jewish Innovators 

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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 […]

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