Who The Folk?! Noam Sienna

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Why, in the midst of working on your doctorate dissertation, would you go and write a book that has nothing to do with your dissertation topic? That’s a question Noam Sienna wrestled with, but nonetheless went ahead and did it anyway. Noam talks about his book A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts […]

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Jew Review: ‘A Rainbow Thread’

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When I was in college in the late 1980s, I devoured the work of Jewish feminists like Ellen Umansky and Judith Plaskow. They unearthed for me the previously hidden voices and experiences of Jewish women and helped build my sense of not just belonging but entitlement. For me to be my whole self as a […]

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Cheers Minneapolis Faces Eviction

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Cheers Minneapolis, the LGBTQ bar that was set to open on June 21, now looks unlikely to open at all. According to online records, the 1933 Lyndale LLC, the owners of the building where Cheers was going to open, filed an eviction summons with Hennepin County on June 13 for reportedly not paying rent for […]

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6 Jewish Diversity & Inclusion Books To Read To Your Kid In Honor Of Pride

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Kids are never too young to learn about inclusivity. While there are no specifically Pride-themed books from PJ Library, they have a great selection of books with diversity/inclusion/uniqueness as themes. Here are 6 titles to pick up today! Baxter, The Pig Who Wanted To Be Kosher While waiting for the bus, a man tells Baxter […]

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Owner Of Cheers Minneapolis LGBTQ Bar Called Out For Anti-Semitism

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The anti-Semitic Facebook posts of the owner of a yet-to-open LGBTQ bar in Uptown has caused an uproar among Minneapolis’ Jewish and gay communities. “It’s been the Titanic today: slowly sinking more and more,” said Chad Kampe, the founder and director of Flip Phone Events. “Since I’m a local, gay Jew who does work in […]

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June 2019 Get the Folk Out

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What a great month to get out and celebrate, friends. June means we’re officially starting summer, complete with Shavuot and Pride! We’ve got tons of good times coming for both, as well as for the days where you just need a l’il somethin’ extra in your social life. So join us and GTFO! “J-HAP Community […]

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What Pride Activities Are In Store?

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June is Pride Month, and there is no shortage of activities in the Jewish Community thanks to J-Pride, which is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Below is a list of what J-Pride has in store throughout June, and listen to our recent Who The Folk?! Podcast with J-Pride Program Coordinator […]

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Who The Folk?! Jayce Koester

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It’s almost June, so this week we talk all things Pride with Jayce Koester, the J-Pride program coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Jayce reflects on their first year on the job, what new programs J-Pride is running to celebrate Pride this coming month, and how the organization looks to connect with […]

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April 2019 Get the Folk Out

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IT’S SPRING. SERIOUSLY. GET THE FOLK OUT. Not that you need me — or anyone else to tell you — but, my zisseles and boychiks, it’s time to get out and grab that vitamin D. And this month, we’ve got plenty o’ ways to make it happen with some new and old friends alike. “Coming […]

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