JFS Honored for COVID Service

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The Center for Entrepreneurial Jewish Philanthropy (CEJP) has selected JFS as one of the 80 winners from a total 379 award applications for outstanding service to vulnerable Jewish populations during the COVID crisis.

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Who The Folk?! Madalina Kelner

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Madalina Kelner, is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and an artist who will be presenting her first post-graduate gallery show, Behind The Veil, later this month at the Homewood Studio in North Minneapolis. We talk about the strangest senior year ever, what her plans for the future are, and how Behind the […]

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Will We Learn?

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History repeats. Happy that tye dye is back in style. The 60’s are back? But this time, it’s takeout movies only and living room concerts. Our resistance is not “Make Love Not War” It’s, “Black Lives Matter,” “We Can’t Breathe” and “Stay Home, Save Lives.” Two deadly viruses- Systemic Racism & White Supremacy and COVID-19. […]

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Get Your Baseball Fix While Supporting Team Israel

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So 2020 hasn’t quite lived up to expectations – from a global pandemic to the killing of George Floyd, it’s only June and we all want this year to just end. Let’s be honest, it’s been rough. Real rough. Part of the collateral damage stemming from the aforementioned pandemic was the suspension of the Major […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Plot Against America’

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For the past two months, I’ve been thinking: what if? What if we weren’t in a pandemic? What if everything was back to normal? In a time when I’m constantly imagining what could be, The Plot Against America helps shape my understanding of a shocking what-if scenario for American Jews in the 1940’s.  HBO’s The […]

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Jewish Food Festival Comes To Your Home May 19

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While the tradition of Jews connecting with food is a long-standing one, the once-simple act of going out for a meal – be it to a restaurant or to gather with friends – has been shelved for the foreseeable future. Enter serial Jewish entrepreneur Lisa Colton. The Great Big Jewish Food Festival runs from May […]

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The Crate: Online Author Talk with Deborah Levison

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Writer Debbie Levison joined us on the day after Yom HaShoah 2020 to discuss her multi-award-winning debut book, The Crate; the saga of how her parents survived the Holocaust; and her experience as a second-generation survivor of their traumas. In parts devastating and joyful in spite of the pain of Shoah, her storytelling is immersive […]

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‘Fauda’ and Missed Flights

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I should have known that spending the night in a rental car watching Netflix wasn’t going to end well. It was a Thursday night — technically early Friday morning. My eldest daughter and I had just left a wedding in New York, and my flight home to Minneapolis was at 6 a.m., which would get […]

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