Show Up In 2021

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While studying abroad in Spain during junior year, I decided to visit a college friend in Egypt and check the pyramids of Giza off my bucket list. There I stood, a poor college student gazing up at one of the worlds’ greatest wonders. I wanted to staple this moment in my mind, and so I […]

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Teen’s Petition Helping Push Eden Prairie Schools On Fall Start

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There’s nothing like walking into your high school for the first time as a student. Unfortunately for Jewish students in the Eden Prairie School District, the school district is asking students to choose between their faith and their education. Eden Prairie is the only metro area school district that will be starting school on Tuesday, […]

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For Recent Grads, Job Search A Long Slog

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Somewhere in the black hole of the 2020-that-could’ve-been is a year of opportunity for recent college graduates; the long-awaited reward for over 16 years of classes, projects, tests, and grades. Caps and gowns were to give way to full-time jobs and the independence of adulthood, just in time for summer fun. Of course, the COVID-19 […]

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New To The Twin Cities? You Deserve A Warm Welcome 

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As I was planning this month’s virtual cook and chat for newcomers to the Twin Cities, I started reflecting on my own move here in August of 2012.  We were picked up at the airport and whisked into a big comfortable car where our kids were given individually packed goody bags. The rental home we […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Shemot

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This week, Jews around the world will gather to hear the first verses of the book of Exodus, or, in Hebrew, Shemot. Exodus is the second book of the Torah, and (spoiler!) the main event is the Exodus of the Israelites from Egypt in chapter 20. Actually, the whole book is full of action-packed moments, […]

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Sholom Begins Vaccinating Residents, Staff

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Barb Klick woke up happy on Jan. 3, for the first time in a while – and all because she was getting poked by a needle. Klick, the CEO of Sholom, was vaccinated along with 400 others on Sunday morning – the first opportunity for residents and staff of the senior living facility to have […]

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Israeli Treat Taste Test

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Several weeks ago, I asked my 9-year old what she wanted for Hanukkah. I was surprised that one of her requests was “treats from around the world.” What a wonderful and different response than the one I thought I would receive. But wait, from where and what exactly? Lucy knew exactly what she wanted – […]

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Jelly Donut Trifle A Twist On A Hanukkah Staple

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Nine years ago a magazine featured an article about trifles for the holidays. Not one of the recipes was inspired by Chanukah. I felt Chanukah was made for this type of dish, with its jelly donuts and gelt! So that was the year my family started our own Jelly Donut Trifle Bar, and we have […]

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