Minnetonka Schools Reaching Out To Jewish Community

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Hoping to address community concerns after a viral Nazi-themed dance proposal and anti-semitic rap video involving  Minnetonka High School students prompted outrage in late-January, Minnetonka administrators have been meeting with members of the Jewish community and working to provide more opportunities for Holocaust education. As part of the outreach efforts, Minnetonka High School Principal Jeffery […]

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Behind The Scenes Of Beth El’s Tu B’Shevat Seder

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What does it take to put on a one-of-a-kind event for a less-than-well-known holiday? Or asking top local chefs to step outside of their comfort zones to cook in a style that they aren’t used to? That’s what happens each winter at Beth El Synagogue for the annual Tu B’Shevat Seder. This year’s event was […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Bill Murray Stories’

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The other day I had the pleasure of stumbling upon a documentary that perfectly fit what I was in the mood for. I didn’t want to commit a ton of time, I didn’t feel like investing too deeply in any tough topics, and I wanted to watch something new and fresh. Enter The Bill Murray […]

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February 2019 Get the Folk Out

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They say nothing brings people together like the cold, right? Well, “they” clearly never dealt with a polar vortex. Fortunately, February looks to be… um… seriously!? This can’t be right. It’s still winter out there, huh? Hoo boy. Well, let’s just say, we need to find something to do before we go kokh m’shuge. Get […]

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Refresh Your Tu B’shvat With These Recipes

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With a dusting of fresh snow on the ground and single-digit temperatures, it’s hard to believe that spring is around the corner. Yet in Israel – it truly is. As we prepare to celebrate Earth, spring and renewal for Tu B’shvat on Jan. 21, how about we refresh our old recipes as well? Instead of […]

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Who The Folk?! Jonathan Gershberg

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Despite coming to Minnesota from the East Coast, Jonathan Gershberg has found a lot to love to about the arts community in the Twin Cities. So much, he’s taken the new position of the JCC Cultural Arts Coordinator, working out of both the Sabes and St. Paul JCCs. We talk about where his interest in […]

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Jeff’s Jewy January

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One of the things that drew me to TC Jewfolk years ago was the fact that through the internet and social media, there was no judgment about me or my Judaism. It was and is an online community for all of the Jews here – regardless of how we participated, where we participated, and with […]

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