You’re Invited: Super Funday!

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Remember when the Minneapolis Jewish Federation had a day of calling the community to give to the annual campaign? What was once called Super Sunday is now a thing of the past, and those days of volunteers staffing phone banks are long gone. After a great Super Funday in 2018 (despite a snowstorm and an […]

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The Hidden Benefits Of Chauffeuring Your Kids

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I am sitting on a flight home from what was supposed to be a relaxing family ski trip which transformed to a lovely vacation with minimal skiing due to the fact that my youngest daughter did a “yard sale” during the last run on the first ski day of the trip. My anxiety as a […]

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U of M Task Force Recommends Renaming Buildings

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A new, 125-page report from a University of Minnesota Task Force on Building Names and Institutional History is recommending the renaming of four campus buildings because they were named for men with a history of anti-Semitism and racism. School president Eric Kaler will make his recommendation to the Board of Trustees on March 8; that […]

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My Jewish Genes

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Being Jewish comes with a lot of great things – the holidays, the food, thousands of years of tradition. But being Jewish also comes with some serious baggage – fasting on Yom Kippur, indigestion, thousands of years of inbreeding. This past year I’ve been smacked in the face with the repercussions of coming from a […]

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The Torah of Disability Inclusion — JDAIM 2019

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Rabbi Ruti Regan will be at Adath Jeshurun Congregation as our Numero-Steinfeldt Scholar-in-Residence the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 as part of JDAIM—Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. Rabbi Regan will spend Friday at Adath welcoming Shabbat with Gan Shelanu Preschool, then assist Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for her weekly talk to the Pre-K class […]

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

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Local NJG & NJB have won Minnesota’s NJC Award (Minnesota Nice Jewish Couple) after they officially began dating this Valentine’s Day, sources close to their grandmothers said. “He came up to me on Birthright and said ‘your face Israeli cute,’ and that was basically it,” said Rebecca Blerberg, 26, from Minneapolis. “After that, we were […]

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A Path Forward For Public Judaism In The Twin Cities

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This idea I want to share is hard to describe, and I didn’t understand it until I was already in it. I had never been part of what might be a trend or a movement. The earliest memory I have as an adult feeling this idea was on the beach in Jamaica with some of […]

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Training Designed to Create Dementia-Friendly Communities

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In 2010 the State of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable. The state chose five pilot communities […]

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Are Minnesota Students Being Taught Enough About The Holocaust?

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In 1989, renowned author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote in The New York Times about the movies, TV shows, and theatre productions that attempted to show and teach about the mass destruction of Jewish life by the Nazis. He believed them to be failures. A survivor of Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp where more […]

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