Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Sleepy: A Hannukah Guide To Marketing Stuff For Jews

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What do Snow White’s dwarfs have to do with Hannukah? About as much as garden gnomes have to do with the technically insignificant but widely celebrated Festival of Lights.  Which is to say, not much. But given what continues to be sold as Hannukah merch year after year, who even cares anymore.  So let’s celebrate […]

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Who The Folk?! Gabe Herstig

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Gabe Herstig comes from a family with long-standing ties to working in the Jewish community, so it should be of little surprise that he’s now working in it. Herstig is the new Israel Program Specialist at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation Israel Center. We talk about what led him to this position, his family’s ties to […]

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Jewish Job: JCC Seeking Youth Coordinator For Capp Center St. Paul

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Job Title: Youth Coordinator/ Camp Butwin Assistant Director Organization Name: Minnesota JCC Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $35,000-$42,500 Deadline: Open until Filled Job Summary/Description: The Minnesota Jewish Community Center is seeking a full-time, energetic, relationship-oriented professional to serve as our Youth Coordinator and the Assistant Director of Camp Butwin. The Youth Coordinator role is responsible […]

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Jewish Job: Minnesota JCC Seeks Camp Olami and Youth Programming Director

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Job Title: Camp Olami and Youth Programming Director Organization Name: Minnesota JCC Job Type: Full-time; summers follow Camp Olami hours. During rest of the year 9-5 with some flexibility. Salary Range: $45,000-$52,000 Deadline: Open until Filled Job Summary/Description: Youth and Camping Director – Camp Olami at Minnesota JCC (Sabes Campus) The Minnesota Jewish Community Center […]

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Why The U Wouldn’t Change Its Rosh Hashanah Start Date

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Earlier this year, Minnesota Jews felt relief as more than 20 school districts changed their Sept. 7 start dates to avoid conflicting with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. To many, it was a welcome sign of the Jewish community being heard and respected after decades of being sidelined by a majority-Christian environment. But one […]

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Who The Folk?! Craig Wasserman

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Craig Wasserman jokes that he and his partner could be the poster children for Moishe House. After meeting living in a Moishe House in Boston, Wasserman and Leigh Furman have opened the first Moishe Pod in the Twin Cities. Wasserman talks about what brought them here this summer, his past Moishe House experiences, and what […]

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Minnesota Hillel Establishes Young Alumni Advisory Board

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Minnesota Hillel has established a Young Alumni Advisory Board to connect Hillel’s young alumni with leadership opportunities, maintain recent graduates’ connection to the Minnesota Jewish community, and provide recent alumni with an opportunity to continue to service Hillel’s mission to enrich the lives of students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the greater […]

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Who The Folk?! Daniel Goldschmidt

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This week, on the last podcast of 5781, we talk with Daniel Goldschmidt about his new music therapy business, Etude LLC, and how his new practice intersects with race, gender and queerness. We also talk about moving home and finding a community in Powderhorn, and where his nickname “Gordo” comes from, on this week’s Who […]

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When School And Work Collide With The Holidays

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I have been in school basically my whole life, first as a student, then as a teacher, now as a professor. Every year (except for when I taught at a Jewish day school), I have had to navigate asking for days off for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I have been lucky, in that I […]

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Talmud Torah of St. Paul Welcomes Sho Garland as New Executive Director

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The Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) Board of Directors is excited to announce Sho Garland as the new Executive Director of TTSP. They will succeed Barry Glaser, who is retiring after over 11 years leading the organization as volunteer CEO.  Prior to joining TTSP, Garland worked in several roles ranging from community building and engagement […]

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