Go Retro With An 80s-Themed Sukkah Party

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As we prepare for Sukkot, we look to emulate our ancestors who wandered in the desert for forty years while sleeping in huts. Here is a new twist on celebrating this holiday, with a bit of nostalgic 1980’s flair, big hair and all! While eating and sleeping in a hut in the backyard for a […]

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From The Haganah To Minnesota: Malka Goodman In 90 Years

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My grandmother, Malka Goodman of Saint Paul, turned 90 years old and she’s still a force to be reckoned with. Today, like always, she’s my strong Israeli grandmother with a wit as sharp as ever and a generous loving heart. My grandmother (Babu) was born September 13th, 1929, in the Galil in what is now […]

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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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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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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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Reflections as Campers Rejoin the Real World

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In the past weeks, parents have welcomed back their children from summer camp. They had been looking forward to hugging their tired, tan bodies and hearing their children’s voices, hoarse from ruach-filled singing. Our kids came home with piles of laundry and the clay sculptures they made in art. They came home carrying with them […]

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Learning The Idiosyncrasies Of Fatherhood

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My dad isn’t on social media, so I figured I’d go a little more longform. He likes to Google me sometimes too…so now he’ll have this to find. I really like words and there are some that just stick with you. One of my all-time favorite words in the English language is idiosyncrasy. And as […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarah Breiner and Danielle Spradlin

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What does it take to start up a new non-profit milk bank? Lactation consultant Danielle Spradlin and attorney Sarah Breiner are doing just that, as they are working to get the Bold North Milk Bank off the ground. We talk with the duo about why there’s a need for this resource in the community, why […]

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