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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Moishe House Seeking New TC Residents

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As one of the newer entries to the Twin Cities Jewish community scene, Moishe House has had a successful run in its first five years in Minneapolis. But pretty soon, there are two issues the fledgling group is going to face: needing a new house, and needing new residents to live there. “The house in […]

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U Students Vote to Adopt IHRA’s Antisemitism Definition

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In a win for the campus Jewish community, University of Minnesota students voted to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism during this year’s all-campus election, held from March 22-26. The margin of victory was 16 percent, with 1,705 votes for and 1,231 against. The definition will now go to the U’s […]

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Rabbis Survey, Book Project, Looks At Generational Unity In The Digital Age

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Rabbis Jeffrey Schein and Hayim Herring have both written books recently, and as it turns out, their areas of interest and the coronavirus era have proved the perfect match for the two Pennsylvania natives to work on their next project together. “We are THE team to write this book,” said Herring. “It’s phenomenal to me: […]

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Who The Folk?! Noah Garon

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What does it take to create a line of high fashion that is also technologically advanced? University of Minnesota senior Noah Garon has done just that. We talk about the merging of art and technology, creating his own textiles, and the merging of fashion and his Judaism, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Please […]

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