Birthright Trips Back For The Summer

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This article is sponsored content YALA as part of TC Jewfolk’s Partnership program. For more information, check out our media kit. Shauna Rosen grew up in a mixed-religious family, and while her home valued Jewish traditions, she found that some of the institutional Jewish community was less welcoming. And then as a 23-year-old, she inadvertently […]

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Who The Folk?! Naomi Silber

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This past week may have been the hardest Naomi Silber has ever worked. And since her job is development director of Pro-Choice Minnesota, that would make sense. In the wake of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion that would seemingly end legal abortion in much of the country, Silber has worked hard […]

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Jewish Millennial Survey Shows Israelis, Americans At Odds On Key Issues

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The majority of Jewish American Millennials believe that being connected to Israel is important to their Jewish identity, according to a new American Jewish Committee survey. The survey was done for ACCESS, AJC’s young professional program, and AJC’s Contemporary Jewish Life Department. “Gauging the views of millennials is critical to ensuring strong, enduring ties between […]

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Who The Folk?! Carli Shapiro

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Just six years ago, Jewfolk, Inc. had a staff of two. Today, we’re thrilled to talk fifth full-time staffer (to go along with three less-than-full-time staffers), Carli Shapiro, Jewfolk’s first-ever Development Officer. We talk about where her desire to work in the non-profit world comes from, what brought her to the Twin Cities, and what […]

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Moroccan-Jewish Mimouna Brings Spirit Of Coexistence To Twin Cities

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For Hadar Pe’er, St. Paul’s Israeli shaliach, Passover in the Twin Cities has come with some surprises. “I’m coming here from a very different culture,” Pe’er said. “I’m seeing different foods that I’m not used to eating, or different ways to read the Haggadah that I’m not used to.” Learning about those differences are a […]

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College Groups Experience Holocaust Museum Trip

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As part of his sociology professorship, Tim Pippert makes it a priority to teach his Augsburg University students out of the classroom and get them experiential learning opportunities. Knowing about the Jewish Community Relations Council’s annual trip to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Pippert thought it would be a perfect opportunity for his senior seminar […]

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Who The Folk?! Carli Poisson and Aaron Josephs

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This week, we get to know Carli Poisson and Aaron Josephs, who are the Moishe House Pod in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We talk about why starting the pod was right for them, deepening their connection to the TC Jewish Community, and a possible rivalry with the other Moishe Pod, on this week’s Who […]

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Bundle Up & Come Out For Luminary Havdalah

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During Rabbi Tobias Moss’ first winter in Minnesota, he went to the Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles, a winter staple for Minneapolis, and thought it would pair perfectly with havdalah. Thanks the pandemic, this year is the first time to try it out. Luminary Havdalah will be at Levin Triangle Park at 26th […]

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Who The Folk?! Jonah Salita

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As a world traveler with a creative mind, Jonah Salita had worked for ad agencies while shooting his own stunning photos and designing his own tennis clothing as a teen. Now he’s devoting his time to working towards greater mental health awareness. We talk about how and why he launched the Diall App, his forays into […]

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Dear 2021: A Look Back & Ahead

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Dear 2021, You sure started off with a bang! Covid vaccinations have arrived! In February you decided to play a fun little game of “ how to get a vaccine appointment?” I got lucky: after only 4 hours on the computer, I was able to nab 2 appointments an hour out of the Twin Cities. […]

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