Who The Folk?! Jake Jarecki

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Apparently the smallish, sun-drenched lawn behind Bet Shalom is the perfect amount of space to start a business. That’s where Jake Jarecki started Feed Me Farms, his urban farming venture that has plots throughout the western suburbs. Jake talks about what led him down this career path, the challenges of urban farming, what he’s got […]

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Jew Review: ‘A Pickle’

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If you want to relish a show with well fermented jokes like this one, you can see Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company’s A Pickle written by Deborah Yarchun and directed by Craig Johnson. The one-person, one-hour show centered on Twin Cities local Doris Rubenstein — and her pickles — seems to be more a descriptive telling […]

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I Don’t Know How To Slow Down

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The birds woke me up at 4:30 a.m. Too early to get up, even for this early bird. At 5 a.m., when I had not fallen back asleep at all, I got up and grabbed the book I had been too tired the night before to even pretend to read. With freshly brewed coffee, I […]

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Who The Folk?! Julia Nemeth

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What’s it like to grow up Jewish in northern Minnesota without knowing you’re Jewish? This week the pod goes way outside of the Twin Cities to Park Rapids, to talk to Julia Nemeth. Julia discusses about coming home to Minnesota, the memoir trilogy she’s working on, and speaking to her high school alma mater on […]

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Who The Folk?! Kerry Gershone

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How did the pandemic lead Kerry Gershone to start her cottage food business? It turns out the need to make baked goods for people doesn’t diminish when you don’t have co-workers to see in person. Gershone just last week launched her new baking business Eat Bubbaleh. We talk about what led her to start the […]

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Who The Folk?! Michael Keller

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What leads a long-time executive into an entirely new world as a children’s book author? Michael Keller, the former CEO at Pearson’s Candy Co., did just that with the publication last week of  The Legend of Jet the Gerbil. We get to know a little bit about Jet, what the publishing process was like, and […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Forgiveness Tour’

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Susan Shapiro’s bold and captivating new memoir, ‘The Forgiveness Tour,’ is a foray into the unknown, with the hope that the journey will lead to some solace and understanding. Throughout the book, Shapiro is grappling with her own search for forgiveness and closure, but this pursuit doesn’t lead her down the conventional routes one might […]

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Who The Folk?! Rachel Ingber

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What led Rachel Ingber to start a publishing business when she doesn’t have a publishing background? Ingber talks about that and why she started Heirloom Collaborative. She talks about some of the incredible cookbooks she’s creating, how she got so good at what it takes to do the work, and some of the great food […]

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Interfaith Prayer Wall Visually Unites Artists

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Apiece of art can evoke an array of emotions and a variety of interpretations from different people, but one thing is clear: art appeals to nearly everyone, uniting people of various cultures and religions. This common thread was the artistic force behind a current virtual exhibit called Visual Prayer. Parts of the exhibit feature the […]

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