Jew Review: ‘Parenting with Sanity and Joy’

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What was my favorite part of the book: Parenting with Sanity and Joy by Susan G. Groner? I would have to say the bookmark! Probably not what you expected. But by including a bookmark, and a beautiful blue fabric one at that, the author, and publisher, The Collective Book Studio, have acknowledged that a parent […]

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Shir Tikvah Pairing Education With Its Values

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How do you teach hope? It’s a question Shir Tikvah Rabbi Michael Latz said he was asked recently. The answer to that question, in part, is what led the Minneapolis Reform synagogue to reimagine its religious school and create the Jewish Academy for Moral Imagination, its new educational experience for children, families, regardless of age, […]

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The Time to Grapple with Complexity is Now

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We invite you to broaden your horizons from the comfort of your own home, to journey across narratives. Take a deep dive into complexity. Join a 21st-century conversation. The vehicle for that conversation is a short, powerful book by Yossi Klein Halevi, Letters to My Palestinian Neighbor: With an Extensive Epilogue of Palestinian Responses. The slim volume is a […]

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Who The Folk?! Dante Reminick

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There’s nothing like a global pandemic to start a new business, but Dante Reminick was doing a service: starting Bigs Tutoring. On this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast, I talk with Dante, a sophomore at the University of Minnesota and an entrepreneur whose most recent business is aiming to help parents who are not made […]

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Synagogues Share Similar Preschool, Religious School Reopening Plans

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Synagogues across the Twin Cities are planning for preschools and religious school programs to reopen in the fall, using either full-time or hybrid models. Among the different programs, congregations, and leadership, everyone had one main desire in common: To support young families and working parents by providing engaging childcare and education programs for their children.  […]

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Remote Jewish Learning, 1980s Style

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Back-to-school stories are beginning to kick-in throughout the news and social media. Few and far between, however, are the stories focused on five ways to decorate your locker, or what not to wear on the first day. Rather, the focus is on will school be online at home, or in-person at school. Scroll through the […]

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[email protected] Takes Camp Virtual

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With Herzl Camp closed for 2020, this summer isn’t what we planned but it won’t get the best of us! Herzl is bringing a little bit of camp to your homes and hearts this summer with [email protected]! Our virtual summer programming brings some ruach into each day and breaks up the monotony of a long […]

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St. Paul, Sabes JCCs Start Cautiously Reopening

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For the first time in nearly three months, the Early Childhood Centers of the Sabes and St. Paul JCCs started welcoming children back to the building. That happy occurrence began a deliberate, phased reopening of the two JCCs that will – if everything goes well – take place over the next month. Michael Waldman, the […]

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