Passing On Holocaust Knowledge In Small Gatherings Makes A Big Impact

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Shai Avny is Mount Zion Temple’s engagement director and an Israeli, and one way he’s merged those facets was when he helped bring Zikaron BaSalon to the Twin Cities.  Zikaron BaSalon, which translates from Hebrew to mean “memory in the living room,” is in its second year in the Twin Cities, and is a community-driven […]

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New App Aims To Fix ‘Broken’ Online Dating

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Even in the modern world of online dating and swiping left and right, Mendota Heights-born Miriam Younger had been a successful matchmaker, but she learned there was a group of people who had often been left behind: people with special needs. “I think dating is broken,” she said. “Apps are based on this photograph, this […]

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LIVE NOW! World-Class Jewish Culture from the Comfort of Your Cabin

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Last October, TC Jewfolk reimagined vacationing for life during a pandemic, and this weekend, the ultimate Jewish staycation is back for a second year! TC Jewfolk is proud to present JCation 2021, a sundown-to-sundown celebration of 10,000 ways to be Jewish in Minnesota and beyond. We’ll kick off with Havdalah with author and activist, Abby […]

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Pride 2021 Is Here!

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J-Pride will have several offerings throughout June; whether you prefer ritual engagement, educational opportunities, or just hanging out with community, there’s a place for everyone to be loud, proud, and Jewish this month. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 10: Antisemitism & Queerphobia w/ JCA How does yesteryear’s Nazism impact the rhetoric of today’s antisemitism and Queerphobia? […]

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Robin Washington Recruits Diverse Voices in New Role at ‘The Forward’

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Acclaimed journalist Robin Washington, who lives in Duluth, Minnesota, started in April as editor-at-large of The Forward. This flagship position, aimed at elevating and expanding diverse voices, is well-suited for Washington, a Jew of color raised in Chicago during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Born to parents who were active in racial justice, […]

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J•Cation On Demand

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We can’t exactly travel for pleasure right now, but what about a staycation on demand? In a year when pretty much everything, including leisure time, has markedly changed, Jewfolk pulled together to present our first-ever 24-hour event highlighting our mission of 10,000 ways to be Jewish: J•Cation, the ultimate staycation. The J•Cation experience includes something […]

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Finding Comfort In My Tallit

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I started wearing a tallit for the first time in my life in November of 2018 at age 39. It took me a very long time to get there at all, and I fully acknowledge my motivation came from setting an example of my belief in egalitarianism for my daughters and not from any personal […]

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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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