A Farewell to Snow…

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About three and half years ago, Shaked and I packed my car up with all of my stuff in Miami, and started a long road trip back to where I grew up – here in the Twin Cities. See, Shaked was trying to decide if she’d join me in Minnesota, but before that, she wanted […]

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JFCS Introduces New NextGen Coordinator David Lauer

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David Lauer is JFCS’ new Development NextGen Coordinator. NextGen engages community members ages 21–36 through social events, volunteer and leadership opportunities, and a giving circle. Its mission is to provide opportunities for young adults to develop leadership skills and deepen connections to Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis and its mission through volunteer experiences and […]

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January 2019 Get the Folk Out

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Greetings all, and happy new year! We’ll be trying something new out this month – Ian Fishman, who recently joined me (Charley) for a week in Israel with Honeymoon Israel. Ian wanted to take a crack out this month’s GTFO – so get ready! Starting the New Year Off Right Makom Fridays Friday, January 4th […]

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Shabbat Weekend In Bulgaria

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I prefer not to seem like a dumb American tourist, but I much more prefer not to be called a “Russian.” It took me a day to get a hold of that in Bulgaria. The young Bulgarian woman at the hostel I stayed at, in the center of the city of Sofia, laid out a […]

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Minnesota Hillel Honored At International Assembly

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Minnesota Hillel won the Israel Education and Engagement Award and was recognized as one of the five most improved Hillels out of 550 in the number of students being reached at the Hillel International Global Assembly in Denver last week. Benjie Kaplan, Minnesota Hillel’s executive director, said that the increase in Israel-related programming dates back […]

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Moishe House is Ready to Rock – Silently

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Moishe House Twin Cities is so excited to host our 2018 Silent Disco Hanukkah Party! What the Hanukkah is a Silent Disco? A Silent Disco, also known as a Silent Rave, is a new DJ solution for throwing epic parties. But now, without disturbing your neighbors! Each attendee will be given a set of wireless […]

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Watching Israel From Inside The Yeshiva

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I am watching the world through a glass wall. That’s how it feels to be in yeshiva, happy to be studying Judaism, but growing increasingly angry at the fact that I have no time for anything else. A year ago I left home to travel, and not tied to anything or anyplace, in particular, I […]

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Herzl Camp Partners For Israeli Internships

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In a booming economy, our college-age staff have many exciting opportunities that compete with a summer at camp. While we know the value of the hands-on management and leadership skills that a camp counselor job provides, it is hard to compare with glamorous and often well-paid corporate experiences that are frequently now designed as recruiting tools […]

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