Jew Review: Debi Lewis’ ‘Kitchen Medicine’

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Parenthood is a complicated, often chaotic, adventure for everyone. Raising up young people to be kind, empathetic, strong, inquisitive adults is a challenge that few can claim to be prepared for. Still, we all try to get ready for anything that comes our way. We hope that our babies will be born healthy.  When Debi […]

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JFNA Holds Weekly Webinars On Ukraine

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The Jewish Federations of North America are starting weekly webinars to update the Jewish community on the Ukrainian refugee crisis. The Zoom calls will be held on Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 pm ET/3:30 pm CT for the foreseeable future. You can sign up here, and read JFNA’s latest Ukraine update memo. Questions for the […]

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Artist’s Lab Explores Shmita Year

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When author and Jewish educator Meryll Page started planning for her next artist’s lab, she wasn’t sure what subject to pick. “A lot of times I look to the calendar for some kind of inspiration,” Page said. And she realized — the current Jewish year, 5782, is a Shmita year, when Jews are supposed to […]

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Who The Folk?! Asya Mikhailenko Sturgell

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Asya Mikhailenko Sturgell could’ve been in Kyiv visiting her family this past weekend and celebrating her grandmother’s 93rd birthday. Instead, she’s home in Minnesota worrying about their safety. We talk with Asya, who immigrated to Minnesota from Kyiv when she was 9, about her volunteer work with the Minnesota-Ukrainian American Advocacy Committee, her family that […]

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6 Things To Know About The WWII Drama, ‘I’ll Find You’

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Imagine playing the violin in front of an audience you despise in a building that you would rather see burned to the ground and being saved by two unbeatable things: the beauty of the music and the eyes of the person you love locked with your own. That’s the heartbeat of Martha Coolidge’s I’ll Find […]

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Submissions Open for the Second J-Pride Zine

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  Submissions are now open for the second annual J-Pride Zine: Out from the Narrow Place, Into the Wilderness (Volume 2). Please share with us your art, your poetry, your stories, your Torah. Themes may include gender, LGBTQ+ identity, Passover, bondage, and liberation. Submissions are due at noon on March 16th. Please send your submissions […]

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Jewish Organizers Helping On Ethics Complaint Against Frey

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In a short period of time late last week, Jewish Community Action members and two partner organizations reached out to ask for the social justice organization’s participation in what is being called “The Residents’ Complaint” – ethics complaints filed against Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey following the shooting death of Amir Locke on Feb. 2. “I […]

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Six Points Theater Spotlighting New Plays In Upcoming Show

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The show must go on” is an age-old show business adage, and while life is moving back towards normal for theaters, it doesn’t mean it’s there yet. This is why Six Points Theater is innovating with the next show in its 2021-22 season. Six Points, formerly known as the Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company, is having […]

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Festival Arriving When We Need It Most

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We can all agree that this has been one of the coldest winters in the Twin Cities since the “Polar Vortex” of 2013. After all, on New Year’s Day it was warmer on Mars than in the Twin Cities. So, what do we do to survive? We laugh! And the Minnesota JCC’s Twin Cities Jewish […]

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