Awends Find ‘Peace & Harmony’ In Their Latest Album Release

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More than three years ago, Amanda and Berek Awend gave a sneak-peak of their new song, Oseh Shalom, when they were interviewed for TC Jewfolk’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Now, the rest of their album is out to go with it, and they weren’t even the ones who broke that bit of news. The announcement […]

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Who The Folk?! Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus

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After more than 26 years as the producing artistic director of the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company — now Six Points Theater, Barbara Brooks has brought in an associate. This week we meet that associate: Max Yeshaye Brumberg-Kraus. We talk about what brought them to this new position, theater as a Jewish art form, and the […]

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Finding Fall

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It’s been a good run Of late summer fun But fall is creeping in As I sit by my place I start beginning to trace Signs of the new season As it begins The breeze feels amazing The leaves’ colors are changing Then finding their way To the ground The nights are much colder The […]

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How A New Book Inspires Kindness With Simple Messages

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Wendy Shragg had no reason to meet local golf pro Bryan Skavnak in early 2020. But when a mutual friend mentioned that Shragg should check out Skavnak’s uplifting Instagram feed Be The Nice Kid, it laid the foundation for a project that recently came to fruition. Shragg, a “multi-passionate creative” who works in multiple mediums, […]

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TC Jewish Film Festival Starts Oct. 16

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One of the hallmarks of the Minnesota JCC’s Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival has been the beyond-the-screen programming that comes with the movie: the post-show speakers’ panel; a Q&A with a director; or a demonstration of something related to the film.  Even with another year of pandemic, the 2021 Virtual Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival […]

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Art Exhibits, Film Showcases Life & Work of Rube Goldberg

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For most of us, the name Rube Goldberg invokes comedic images and cartoons of a chain reaction machine that perform a simple task in an indirect or overcomplicated way. Remember when Pee-Wee Herman used his breakfast machine to make eggs and toast? Or, when Sesame Street’s Grover built a machine to get balls into a […]

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Who The Folk?! Riv Shapiro

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Riv Shapiro wants you to know that that their short film was chosen for the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival before they even applied for the position of Minnesota JCC arts & culture producer that they now hold. We talk in-depth about their film, Held, how they curated this year’s festival, and how their Judaism, […]

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Write to Rest

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What is “Write to Rest” about? Often translated as “sabbatical year,” shmita (שמיטה‎) literally means release. Like the sabbath, the 7th day of rest within the week, shmita is the 7th year of rest in the calendar cycle as designated in the Torah. During a shmita year (in original form), land was to be left […]

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New Documentary Shines Light On Disability Rights Advocacy

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When Allison Norlian was a little girl, she didn’t realize that her family was different. With a loving mom and a great big sister, Norlian felt lucky and surrounded by love. While that’s still true, as an adult she knows that the world doesn’t necessarily see her family the way she does. The rude awakening […]

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