Who The Folk?! Mia Nosanow


The perfect book hadn’t been written to help Mia Nosanow as a mental health professional at Macalester College in St. Paul. So,  she wrote it herself, and The College Student’s […]

Who The Folk?! Andrew Miller


Andrew Miller had worked his way up to prominent positions at two different baseball organizations when he got a call from a headhunter: What do you think about working in […]

Who The Folk?! Jacob Rapport


There are many ways to listen to the Torah being chanted, whether during services or while trying to learn the trope for a portion. But for Jacob Rapport, many of […]

Who The Folk?! Yedidya Yasu


Yedidya Yasu was all set to come to St. Paul to start his role as Shaliach from Israel for the year late on October 7. For obvious reasons, the arrival […]

Who The Folk?! Lily Smith


Lily Smith says that when she was a kid, she was asked what she wanted to do when she grew up. Her response: famous; she just wasn’t sure how. Maybe, […]

Who The Folk?! Julie Dean


Julie Dean’s passion for Mussar – the thousand-year-old Jewish tradition centered on character traits – led her to start Twin Cities Mussar, an organization that is devoted to facilitating groups […]

Who The Folk?! Iola Kostrzewski


There is one common thread running through Iola Kostrzewski’s background, whether it’s the treasurer for the Somali American Famers Association, or it’s her newest role with the Minnesota Engagement Director […]

Who The Folk?! Sharyn Jackson


Sharyn Jackson’s introduction to working in restaurants came in a high-pressure, celebrity restaurant in New York. But once she decided to focus full-time on journalism, she got the opportunity to […]

Who The Folk?! Kiel Majewski


Kiel Majewski always thought of himself as a spiritual person, and did his due diligence when it came to both religion and the school his kids would go to. And […]