‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Connects with his Jewish Roots in Minneapolis

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Spending more than a year on the road can make anyone feel disconnected from their roots — even for a Broadway veteran. That is what brought Dear Evan Hansen actor Aaron Lazar to the Sabes JCC this past Monday and Wednesday. Lazar said an actor’s life is pretty self-centered, so he decided to begin volunteering […]

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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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Who The Folk?! Eli Libson

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Graphic artist Eli Libson has the very cool job of being the Senior Game Artist for Monster Games, but also is accomplished with display art that’s been at Uptown and Edina art fairs. Next week, he’ll be the artist featured at the Rimon Artist Salon High-Brow/Low-Brow: An Illustrator Looks Askance at Art, on Jan. 20. […]

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Jewish Humor Festival Featuring Mix Of National, Local Talent

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Despite transitioning to a new role, at the Sabes JCC, Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival founder Claire Avitabile couldn’t pass up a chance to help Twin Cities Jewish Cultural Arts Director Robyn Awend create the lineup for the Festival’s 10 anniversary. “Robyn and I have worked together over a decade, and we wanted the 10th […]

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Who The Folk?! David Harris

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“Comedy is tragedy plus time,” says David Harris, who doesn’t like to call himself an artist (for fear of sounding pretentious), but nonetheless he is one. Behind a joke can stand hot air, or the catharsis of facing personal pain, and everything in between. For Harris, this is both the terrifying and fascinating part of the […]

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Mount Zion to Host Exhibit of Jewish Life in Canada

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The exhibit will be on display in the month of June. The US-Canada border is the longest undefended border in the world. For nearly 250 years, the Jewish community has made important contributions to life in Canada, from human rights and architecture to government and the arts.  This valuable legacy is explored in a new, […]

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