Roitenberg Offers Assisted Living Rooted In Judaism

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Deb Pastner faced a decision that many face on a daily basis: What to do with an aging parent who needs help. “We were moving her here from Vermont and I wanted her close to me,” said Pastner. “We’re Jewish, so that was a factor, but we looked at a lot of places.” Pastner settled […]

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Pilot Program Gives Young Adults Different Look At Philanthropy

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Though the atmosphere is casual, twelve young adult Jews of varying backgrounds aren’t gathered to drink beer and schmooze. Instead, they’re grappling with a serious question: what are your philanthropic values? Part of a pilot program with the St. Paul Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, and YALA Twin Cities, the group is […]

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Election-Related Stress Nears Its End

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I was all prepared to not write anything about Election Day until tonight. And then my oldest, as she is wont to do, spoke up. “Election Day shouldn’t be this stressful for a 13-year-old who can’t vote.” She dropped that on me last night and it left me a little speechless. We were in the […]

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Who The Folk?! Carrie Fink

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How many books is This week we get to sit down with the Minneapolis PJ Library coordinator Carrie Fink. Carrie is in the midst of planning the upcoming 10th Birthday celebration of the PJ Library program in Minneapolis, where they will celebrate the 100,000th book that has gone out in the community here. And we […]

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