Jewish Song of the Week: ‘There’s A Dinosaur/Bim Bam’ by Shira & Friends

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It’s a 2-for-1 summer Shabbat special this week! It’s always hard to know when to pick a Shabbat song for Song of the Week since we’re blessed to have Shabbat EVERY week. This is a rockin’ contemporary mash-up of  “There’s a Dinosaur” and “Bim Bam” from New York kindie rockers Shira & Friends. The summer […]

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Celebrating A 35-Year Legacy

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This article is sponsored content provided by the Minnesota JCC as part of TC Jewfolk’s Partnership program. For more information, check out our media kit. This year, the Minnesota JCC is celebrating Tami McDonough’s more than 35 years at the Minnesota JCC — Sabes Center’s Early Childhood Center. Thirty-five years in any job is exceptional, […]

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Local, National Jewish Organizations Speak Out On Abortion Decision

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After the U.S. Supreme Court reversed the 1972 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion in the United States on Friday morning, several local and national organizations have released statements condemning the decision. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, and we’ll be adding to this list as we receive statements. JFCS Minneapolis/Network […]

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Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Summer Niggun’ by Mikey Pauker

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It’s the first “official” week of summer! There are SO many great Jewish songs that remind me of summer — the list of Jewish summer camp classics is ENDLESS! But for this week’s song I’m going with a niggun, or wordless melody, from my pal Mikey Pauker. You’ll want to ride the smooth reggae waves […]

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Before They Go Crazy

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I was standing with a friend during a bar mitzvah one Saturday morning, as a 13-year-old took on the spiritual obligations of a Jewish adult. The bar mitzvah is a really big deal in Jewish families, so it was with interest that I heard my friend, who was not Jewish, describe the event she was […]

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Jewish Song of the Week: ‘No Right Way to Love’ by Jason Mesches

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June is Pride Month, which is an extra special opportunity to let the people WE love who identify as LGBTQIA+ know that we love them no matter who THEY love. I especially LOVE this Jason Mesches song for young families because it not only teaches children to embrace all people and all family compositions, but […]

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Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Lo Alecha’ by Beth Schafer

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Summer vacation is upon us! I absolutely LOVE this time of year: Jewish summer camp, summer trips, TONS of outside time — does it get any better?? We ALL deserve time to recharge our batteries and be with family.  We also always use a healthy reminder that making the world a better place is important […]

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Jewish Song of the Week: ‘La’asok B’divrei Torah’ by Abbie Strauss

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The holiday of Shavuot is this week and it’s an awesome chance to remind our kids that learning ROCKS! Shavuot is a holiday that celebrates learning and Torah and it made me think of this song by my sweet, longtime friend Cantor Abbie Strauss, set to the blessing for studying Torah. You can check out […]

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Who The Folk?! Rachel Sher

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Rachel Sher has worked all around the Twin Cities Jewish community, and after leaving for an opportunity in New York, she decided it’s time to come home. Sher starts this week as the new director of youth engagement at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, where among other things, she’ll supervise the synagogue’s youth groups. We talk about […]

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Jewish Song of the Week: ‘Connected’ by Melita Silberstein

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Spring is such a special time of year, and a great reminder that everything is “Connected.” For me, there’s NOTHING like going for a walk or a hike to feel part of something bigger than myself — than all of us! That’s a HUGE lesson in Judaism and it really comes through in this sweet […]

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