Parenting By Parsha: Korah

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I once got lost in the desert with friends. Not a metaphorical desert, either. A group of us were out hiking in the desert about 30 minutes north of Eilat — near Kibbutz Ketura, where we were living — and we missed a trail marker. We found ourselves on a ledge, looking down at the […]

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How to Start Giving and Investing Jewishly—It’s Easier Than You Think 

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When you donate to a non-profit or choose where to invest your money, do you do it Jewishly? What does that even mean?  As the Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, it is my privilege to help folks with these questions — from first-time investors to those looking to manage […]

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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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Parenting By Parsha: Sh’lach

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Have you ever tried to get a toddler to sit still during mealtime? I’ve heard that there are kids who sit at the table and eat what they’re given, but given my recent mealtime experiences, that sounds like fake news to me.  I’ve mentioned in the past that our kiddo has opinions, and this extends […]

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Rabbi Yosi Gordon Honored for 40 Years of Service To Talmud Torah of St. Paul

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What is it like to learn from Rabbi Yosi Gordon? “I have had many teachers over the years. Many were good, some were great, but none were better than Yosi,” says former student, David Glaser. On Sunday, May 23, the Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) recognized Rabbi Yosi Gordon for his 40 years of […]

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Parenting By Parsha: B’haalotecha

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Every morning in our household starts the same way. Our little one wakes and starts crying his vague morning whimpers, which my wife and I can hear through the baby monitor. I’m a heavy sleeper, and I sleep with earplugs in (a habit I’ve developed during my time living in Brooklyn), so it’s usually my […]

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Jewish Job: Beth Jacob Congregation Seeking Teachers

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Job Title: Shabbat Morning Teachers Organization Name: Beth Jacob Congregation Job Type: Part-time; Saturdays 9 a.m.-noon, plus prep time and one hour-long faculty meeting during the week. Salary Range: $15-$25/hour Deadline: Open Until Filled Job Summary/Description: Beth Jacob Congregation Seeks Teachers for our Shabbat Morning Learning Program We have openings for the fall in our […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Nasso

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When I was growing up, my family had a lot of rituals we carried out on Friday evenings to welcome the Shabbat. They did evolve over the years, as all things do, but there are a few that remain constant and stand out particularly in my memory.  We always lit candles with my mother. I […]

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Adath’s Gan Shelanu Preschool Is Expanding

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Following a highly successful 2020-2021 in-person school year, and in answer to families’ requests, Gan Shelanu is adding more classes and more options for the coming 2021-2022 school year. The Adath Congregation’s award-winning preschool program provides a rich variety of learning experiences intended to stimulate the cognitive and social development of the child within a […]

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