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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Meet The Newest Class Of Jewish Innovators 

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Last year, as the pandemic upended normal life and we tried to stay connected while social distancing, five young adults in the Twin Cities Jewish community took the first step in making their big Jewish ideas a reality: they joined the fourth cohort of 248.  248, a program of Partnership2Gether and YALA Twin Cities, is […]

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How to Start Giving and Investing Jewishly—It’s Easier Than You Think 

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When you donate to a non-profit or choose where to invest your money, do you do it Jewishly? What does that even mean?  As the Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, it is my privilege to help folks with these questions — from first-time investors to those looking to manage […]

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Conflict Of Interest

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I’ve been trying to figure it out for far too long now. I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the things that seem to be driving me crazy. How can some people think that what they’re doing is ok, and how can we all feel that way about each other. Is this the human […]

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JCRC’s Resources For Engaging With The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Against the backdrop of a complex geopolitical conflict taking place on the other side of the globe, Americans in general and American Jews, in particular, are navigating the sea of ideas and information, of opinion and expression. Social media is a powerful tool for sharing information and opinions but is terrible for discussing this and […]

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Who Are U.S. Jews? New Pew Study Takes Deep Dive

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In 2013, the Pew study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” shocked Jewish communal leaders and prompted a mad dash to rework institutional priorities and engage more Jews. The study showed a community with record rates of intermarriage, rapid denominational disaffiliation, and a growing rejection of Judaism as a religion.  Now, the Pew Research Center is […]

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Get Paid To Go To Camp

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Every summer, hundreds of kids gear up to go to Camp Olami and Camp Butwin, the Minnesota JCC’s summer day camps. And this summer will be no different.   After a “gap summer” in 2020, campers and parents are eager to be back at camp. While the health and safety guidelines mean fewer campers than past […]

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