Hillel’s Last First Shabbat Offers Excitement For Future

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In most ways, the Friday evening of September 6 was just another first-Shabbat-of-the-year at Minnesota Hillel. University of Minnesota students filtered in to help set up for dinner. Hillel’s sanctuary was arranged for Kabbalat Shabbat services in a circle, with printed leaflets of Debbie Friedman’s Mi Sheberach, the prayer for healing, placed on every maroon […]

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Ari Shapiro Connects Current Immigration Stories To Jewish Experience

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Ari Shapiro remembers the kosher meat truck. Once a month, a freezer truck from Chicago would pull into the Fargo, N.D., synagogue parking lot where his family and other Jewish families would collect their monthly supply of kosher meat. The NPR All Things Considered co-host describes the Fargo Jewish community as “really tight” and says […]

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Green Jewish Burial Now Available

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Adath Jeshurun is joining in the green movement with the first green Jewish cemetery in the Twin Cities. A green burial section is now available at the Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery. The cemetery also has the Workmen’s Circle section so anyone, no matter their means, can be buried as well as sections for infants […]

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September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

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Changes In Jewish HS Education In the Twin Cities This Fall

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Having taught for more than 60 years, Rabbi Yosi Gordon had a problem last winter: A serious leg fracture that kept him out of the classroom for more than three months. But, thanks to technology, he only missed one class teaching at Talmud Torah St. Paul. That use of technology is being utilized as TTSP […]

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Kosher Restaurant To Open On U Campus

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Two years after working to get kosher sandwiches introduced as a meal option at the University of Minnesota, a full-service kosher restaurant will be greeting students when school is back in session on Sept. 3. Chabad UofM will open House of Hummus at the Coffman Memorial Union, where a strictly kosher menu of popular Israeli […]

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JHSUM Celebrates 35 Years On Sept. 8

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On Sunday, Sept. 8,  the community can see firsthand one of North America’s largest archive of materials documenting Jewish immigration to the United States. It is all buried within two giant caverns below a 30-foot layer of 500-year old limestone at the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library on the U of M West […]

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Who The Folk?! Ross Fishman

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What’s a better combination than music and a beverage? Ross Fishman has turned that combination into Barside Baby Music. We talk this week with Ross — also a choir teacher and composer — about his musical roots, how Barside Baby Music got started, and the process he goes through when he composes, on this week’s Who […]

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When Hate Came to the Minnesota State Fair

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While I uncovered successful stories of Jewish vendors thriving at the Fair, I also wondered if the local Jewish community had encountered any barriers or blatant antisemitism. The answer, of course, was of course.

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High Holiday Dinner/Break-Fast Matchmaking

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ICYMI, Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sunday, September 29, and Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, October 8. The holidays continue with Sukkot, which begins on the evening of Oct. 13, and they finally come to an end with Simchat Torah on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Basically, it’s a whole month of celebration! And TC Jewfolk […]

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