What Kind Of Jews Are In Gen Z?

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When it comes to the disruption of modern American Jewish life, no group is more scrutinized than Millennials, the generation roughly between the ages of 18-35. In their lifetimes, the iPhone has captured the American imagination while traditional Jewish institutions, from Federations to synagogues, have struggled to stay relevant. As a result, the mainstream Jewish […]

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6 Jewish Diversity & Inclusion Books To Read To Your Kid In Honor Of Pride

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Kids are never too young to learn about inclusivity. While there are no specifically Pride-themed books from PJ Library, they have a great selection of books with diversity/inclusion/uniqueness as themes. Here are 6 titles to pick up today! Baxter, The Pig Who Wanted To Be Kosher While waiting for the bus, a man tells Baxter […]

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Owner Of Cheers Minneapolis LGBTQ Bar Called Out For Anti-Semitism

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The anti-Semitic Facebook posts of the owner of a yet-to-open LGBTQ bar in Uptown has caused an uproar among Minneapolis’ Jewish and gay communities. “It’s been the Titanic today: slowly sinking more and more,” said Chad Kampe, the founder and director of Flip Phone Events. “Since I’m a local, gay Jew who does work in […]

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An Open Letter to Those Considering Honeymoon Israel

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Dear fellow Jewish couples in whatever form that is for you, Shalom! I’m Ian, a formerly Jewish, then Jew-“ish,” and now again Jewish person who only very recently opens any sort of letter with “Shalom.” Presumably, you’re reading this because you’re curious about Honeymoon Israel, a.k.a. “Birthright, but much more progressive, and with way less […]

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June 2019 Get the Folk Out

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What a great month to get out and celebrate, friends. June means we’re officially starting summer, complete with Shavuot and Pride! We’ve got tons of good times coming for both, as well as for the days where you just need a l’il somethin’ extra in your social life. So join us and GTFO! “J-HAP Community […]

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What Pride Activities Are In Store?

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June is Pride Month, and there is no shortage of activities in the Jewish Community thanks to J-Pride, which is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Below is a list of what J-Pride has in store throughout June, and listen to our recent Who The Folk?! Podcast with J-Pride Program Coordinator […]

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Shalom Baby Program Welcomes Wee Ones

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Did you know the summer months are the months with the most birthdays? As the birthday season approaches, remember the Shalom Baby program at JFS. If you know of anyone in the community who has welcomed a new baby, please let JFS know. They will receive a wonderful basket full of SWAG items including a […]

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A Freelancing Mom’s Life

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I can still remember the exact moment when my career as a full-time staff writer ended. I was sitting in front of my computer at the Jerusalem Post when I noticed my water broke. Within 36 hours I became a mother and said goodbye to full-time employment, forever. I could have gone back after maternity […]

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Who The Folk?! Jayce Koester

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It’s almost June, so this week we talk all things Pride with Jayce Koester, the J-Pride program coordinator at Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis. Jayce reflects on their first year on the job, what new programs J-Pride is running to celebrate Pride this coming month, and how the organization looks to connect with […]

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You’re Invited: Talmud Torah Minneapolis 125th Kickoff

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From its beginnings in 1895 as The Hebrew Free School to moving into the Sabes JCC 16 years ago, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis will be kicking off its 125th-year of educating Jewish children on Monday, June 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun. The event is an opportunity to honor teachers, see a showcase of […]

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