Berman Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Maccabi Games

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For someone who hadn’t swum competitively in an Olympic sized swimming pool for two years, Elliot Berman didn’t miss a beat in Mexico City. Berman, a junior at Hopkins High School, won five gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze in the junior division of the Pan American Maccabi Games, which ran from July 5-15. […]

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Who The Folk?! Roni Falck

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People have friends and family over brunch all the time. But for many years, Roni Falck and her family host brunches and dinners with a twist. Roni talks with us about the brunches that her and family host several times each year as a way to raise money for organizations and causes around the country. […]

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Independence Days

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Last week Independence Day was celebrated across the country. But those of us who have kids or who remember being kids or who are involved with kids in any way know that independence is not something that occurs in a day, but in fits and starts and seasons that ebb and flow across time. And […]

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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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July 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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SUMMER. It’s officially summer, and not just because Bud Light Lime is everywhere again [ew]. We hope you had as lovely as a June as we, celebrating all of the Pride in all of its forms. By contrast, July is far more low-key… which, frankly, is just fine, considering it’s gonna start off by being […]

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Old & New Jewish Singles Groups Hope To Take Off

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The Jewish Singles Collaborative (JSC) is struggling. There’s plenty of interest with about 150 organizations and 650 people on the email list, but the sole volunteer — Cindy Dubansky — said not enough people are willing to volunteer. Dubansky, a social worker, sends out tailored newsletters two to three times a month with events in […]

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The Final Camp Drop-off

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Well, this is it. The final year. Her final year at Herzl as a camper and my heart is breaking for her. Today we spent the entire day together. Making crepes and cookies, hoping that the sadness, that both of us know is inevitable, wouldn’t set in. Checking lists and shoving way too much stuff […]

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Who The Folk?! Noam Sienna

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Why, in the midst of working on your doctorate dissertation, would you go and write a book that has nothing to do with your dissertation topic? That’s a question Noam Sienna wrestled with, but nonetheless went ahead and did it anyway. Noam talks about his book A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts […]

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Kids Relate to “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” at the Ordway

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It’s sometimes tough being a kid trying to find one’s place in the universe. Stressors can come from many aspects of one’s life, affecting friendships, schoolwork, and relationships with their parents. Religion, nationality or medical conditions are a few things that can make children feel anything but normal – whatever that is. In fact, more […]

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