Historic Synagogue on Iron Range Preserved as Arts Center

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The Friends of B’nai Abraham are pleased and excited to announce that it has transferred ownership of the historic B’nai Abraham Museum and Cultural Center in Virginia, Minnesota, to Northern Lights Music Festival, which has been putting on classical music concerts across the Iron Range and in the former synagogue building for many years. In […]

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‘Hero Snack Packs’ To Fuel Front-Line Medical Pros

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Dr. Erica Kuhlmann is in the middle of the chaos. As the chief of staff of the pulmonary department and the ICU medical director at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul, she’s not just concerned about the patients – she has a hospital full of caregivers to worry about, too. That’s when she reached out to, […]

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Who The Folk?! Leo Dworsky

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This week we’re joined by Leo Dworsky, a 16-year-old St. Louis Park High School junior who is a finalist in the MPR Classical Minnesota Varsity competition. We talk about his start in singing, why he likes to teach, and what it would mean to get your vote, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Please […]

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Digital Judaism: Is This The Way?

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In the eighth episode of The Mandalorian, we learn that being Mandalorian is not a race but a creed. It is a way of life defined by the values one holds, the rules one follows, and the lens through which one derives meaning in life. Watching the episode, I was struck by how the concept […]

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JFS Services Continue

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JFS has made the decision to cancel all in-person group meetings, activities and events until further notice. We remain open during normal business hours; however, in-person visits in our building are available by appointment only.

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‘Pandemic,’ A Poem

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What if you thought of it as the Jews consider the Sabbath— the most sacred of times? Cease from travel. Cease from buying and selling. Give up, just for now, on trying to make the world different than it is. Sing. Pray. Touch only those to whom you commit your life. Center down. And when […]

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‘TRYmester’ Takes Artistic Look At Fertility Journeys

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Art has always had a way of connecting audiences with the subject matter. This is exactly what the show TRYmester: Jewish Fertility Journeys Out Loud will attempt to do when it comes to the Sabes JCC. The show was scheduled for Sunday, March 22, was postponed due to the coronavirus. It will be presented on […]

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Feeling Blue

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Log into any social media platform right now, and you will see a wide variety of traditional and postmodern Hamentaschen! Sure poppyseed and prune filling make an appearance, as well as my lifelong favorite apricot. But what really stands out are the rainbow-colored and filled Purim treats featuring food dye, sprinkles, and even colorful vegetables. […]

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Who The Folk?! Zoe Moskowitz

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What’s it like to be “insatiably curious?” Pastry chef Zoe Moskowitz uses that self-describer as she takes to take a different look at how she works as a pastry cook. We talk about her move to Minneapolis last year, how the restaurant industry is in her blood, and how her favorite Jewish prayer became the […]

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