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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JFCS Hosts “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” Class Series

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JFCS will host a six-week class, “Powerful Tools for Caregivers.” The class is designed to provide you with a wealth of self-care tools that will help you take care of yourself while taking care of others. You will learn to reduce stress, improve your self-confidence, balance your life, better communicate your feelings, and increase your […]

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Who The Folk?! Alex Fisher

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What is community education and why is it a big deal to all communities? This week we sit down with Alex Fisher, who recently started a new job as the director of community education for the Hopkins School District. We talk about what his job is, how community ed is beneficial to the community – […]

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Who The Folk?! Roni Falck

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People have friends and family over brunch all the time. But for many years, Roni Falck and her family host brunches and dinners with a twist. Roni talks with us about the brunches that her and family host several times each year as a way to raise money for organizations and causes around the country. […]

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Independence Days

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Last week Independence Day was celebrated across the country. But those of us who have kids or who remember being kids or who are involved with kids in any way know that independence is not something that occurs in a day, but in fits and starts and seasons that ebb and flow across time. And […]

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July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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The Final Camp Drop-off

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Well, this is it. The final year. Her final year at Herzl as a camper and my heart is breaking for her. Today we spent the entire day together. Making crepes and cookies, hoping that the sadness, that both of us know is inevitable, wouldn’t set in. Checking lists and shoving way too much stuff […]

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Kids Relate to “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” at the Ordway

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It’s sometimes tough being a kid trying to find one’s place in the universe. Stressors can come from many aspects of one’s life, affecting friendships, schoolwork, and relationships with their parents. Religion, nationality or medical conditions are a few things that can make children feel anything but normal – whatever that is. In fact, more […]

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