Who The Folk?! Lev Gringauz

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After a couple of years on the road, Lev Gringauz is back in the Twin Cities, back at the U, and starting a new project. Lev, whose work you’ve been reading on TC Jewfolk for a couple of years, talks about travel, journalism, and The Jews Are Tired, on this week’s Who The Folk Podcast?! […]

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Hillel’s Last First Shabbat Offers Excitement For Future

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In most ways, the Friday evening of September 6 was just another first-Shabbat-of-the-year at Minnesota Hillel. University of Minnesota students filtered in to help set up for dinner. Hillel’s sanctuary was arranged for Kabbalat Shabbat services in a circle, with printed leaflets of Debbie Friedman’s Mi Sheberach, the prayer for healing, placed on every maroon […]

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September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

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Kosher Restaurant To Open On U Campus

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Two years after working to get kosher sandwiches introduced as a meal option at the University of Minnesota, a full-service kosher restaurant will be greeting students when school is back in session on Sept. 3. Chabad UofM will open House of Hummus at the Coffman Memorial Union, where a strictly kosher menu of popular Israeli […]

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August 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Ah, August: the dog days of summer, marking the annual rite of passage of all Minnesotans from the long-awaited, warm embrace of the sun, to the dark, chilly, why-the-#$%!-do-I-need-a-sweater confines of the air-conditioned theater. Fear not, friends: this month is jam-packed with options for indoor artsy fun… and not just because of the Fringe festival. […]

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Who The Folk?! Zane Gayle

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What brought a lifelong Wisconsinite to Minnesota? Zane Gayle saw nothing but opportunities. Gayle recently graduated with a master’s in architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. His master’s project focused on a theoretical redesigning of Minnesota Hillel’s building, however, he has also been involved in the very real process that Hillel is now going […]

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