In Memoriam: Meyvn

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With last week’s announcement that Meyvn was closing, the Twin Cities again bids farewell to an attempt at a deli, as the Lyn-Lake eatery joins the list of those trying to take up the mantle since Lincoln Del’s closure in 2000. Here’s the thing about Meyvn: It was good. Not great. Not otherworldly. And that, […]

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Former JFS Head of Resettlement Dies

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Gayle Saeks died in St. Paul on March 21. She was born and raised in St. Paul and graduated from St. Paul Central High School in 1959. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota. Gayle spent the early part of her work life teaching preschool and first grade. She […]

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How Netanyahu Wins Again

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The headlines are already written, and the digital ink is dry on the results for Israel’s 2019 national elections on April 9. Some version of “Netanyahu re-elected despite corruption charges,” will be plastered across Israel and even around the world. Before jumping to opinions or analysis about what that result would mean, first we have […]

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April 2019 Get the Folk Out

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IT’S SPRING. SERIOUSLY. GET THE FOLK OUT. Not that you need me — or anyone else to tell you — but, my zisseles and boychiks, it’s time to get out and grab that vitamin D. And this month, we’ve got plenty o’ ways to make it happen with some new and old friends alike. “Coming […]

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Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Deadline Approaching

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Interested in coming to use collections at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives but live outside the Twin Cities? Consider applying for the Dr. Linda Mack Schloff research award! Funds of up to $1,400 are available for researchers located outside the Twin Cities to use on travel expenses. The deadline for applying […]

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Does Ilhan Omar Understand the Impact of her Words? Minnesotans Want to Know

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Minnesotans are no strangers to political trailblazing; however, we are also known for honesty and kindness. Representative Ilhan Omar is certainly a trailblazer, yet her recent anti-Semitic tweets and statements are deeply offensive. They have caused consternation among Minnesota voters, including myself, not just for their insensitivity, but because they further call into question whether […]

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Giving Circle Funds Mental Health Program

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Several members of Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s Giving Circle attended the JFS Board of Directors meeting on February 25 with Federation President Mark Adelman to present a $1,000 check to support a new Mental Health Film Series initiative that will be offered later this year.

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March 2019 Get the Folk Out

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I don’t know about the rest of y’all, but after a relentless month of winter that was the most winter that ever wintered, I’m ready to Get the Folk Out even more than I thought I’d be. Especially since we’ve got a TON of foodie events this month. What exactly do we have in March? […]

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