Now Accepting Submissions Through March 15 For The First J-Pride Zine: ‘Out From the Narrow Place, Into the Wilderness’

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Is there a connection between being in the closet and being in bondage in Egypt? What does collective liberation feel like? What do we need to get there? How does it feel to step into the unknown Wilderness? Who has hardened their heart to your suffering? Who is the one who stepped first into the […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarah Nathan

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Sarah Nathan has bounced from West Coast to East Coast before settling into Minnesota a few months ago. And like every stop before this, she’s found a way to get involved with the Jewish community. This week, we talk with Sarah Nathan about her work in the food industry, how she’s connected with Judaism wherever […]

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JFCS Hosts Virtual Screening Of ‘Living Art’ For JDAIM

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When Mara Clawson was an 11-year-old summer camper at their neighborhood JCC, the family went to an end-of-session art show that Mara had a piece of work in.  “You looked at the picture,” Mara said to her mother, Michelle, “and thought whoever made this, they’re very lucky. My counselor came to them and said ‘Are […]

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Jon Savitt Has ‘Inspirational(ish) Messages’ For You

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During the past 10 months, being an artist has been challenging. But that hasn’t stopped Jon Savitt from trying to keep creating. The Minnesota native (and sort of Minnesota resident again), wrote his first book, Read This When You’re Sad: Inspirational(ish) Messages, which is available now as an e-book. The book was originally was going […]

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Who The Folk?! Marley Zoss

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When a passion for baking turns into a business, does it matter when the owner is 12? Not for Marley Zoss. Marley is the owner of Marley’z Cakes + Cupcakes, and is baking up any custom flavor creation you can think of. We talk about where her love for baking started, why turn it into […]

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New To The Twin Cities? You Deserve A Warm Welcome 

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As I was planning this month’s virtual cook and chat for newcomers to the Twin Cities, I started reflecting on my own move here in August of 2012.  We were picked up at the airport and whisked into a big comfortable car where our kids were given individually packed goody bags. The rental home we […]

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Who The Folk?! Evana Kvasnik

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What do you do when you’re a vegan but can’t find challah? You could just make your own, but why not start a whole bakery? That’s what Evana Kvasnik did when she launched eViee’s Vegan Challah and Desserts this past fall. We talk about why she started a vegan bakery, the need for this kind […]

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Israeli Treat Taste Test

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Several weeks ago, I asked my 9-year old what she wanted for Hanukkah. I was surprised that one of her requests was “treats from around the world.” What a wonderful and different response than the one I thought I would receive. But wait, from where and what exactly? Lucy knew exactly what she wanted – […]

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Who The Folk? Emily Lauer

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What’s it like trying to run your home-based bakery business while your entire household is also at home? Emily Lauer decided that was the time to move Fruit and Grain out of the house and to start expanding. We talk about how she has managed to grow her business during the pandemic, some of the […]

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