Green Jewish Burial Now Available

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Adath Jeshurun is joining in the green movement with the first green Jewish cemetery in the Twin Cities. A green burial section is now available at the Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery. The cemetery also has the Workmen’s Circle section so anyone, no matter their means, can be buried as well as sections for infants […]

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September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

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JHSUM Celebrates 35 Years On Sept. 8

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On Sunday, Sept. 8,  the community can see firsthand one of North America’s largest archive of materials documenting Jewish immigration to the United States. It is all buried within two giant caverns below a 30-foot layer of 500-year old limestone at the University of Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Library on the U of M West […]

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My Jewish Genes

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Being Jewish comes with a lot of great things – the holidays, the food, thousands of years of tradition. But being Jewish also comes with some serious baggage – fasting on Yom Kippur, indigestion, thousands of years of inbreeding. This past year I’ve been smacked in the face with the repercussions of coming from a […]

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The Torah of Disability Inclusion — JDAIM 2019

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Rabbi Ruti Regan will be at Adath Jeshurun Congregation as our Numero-Steinfeldt Scholar-in-Residence the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 as part of JDAIM—Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. Rabbi Regan will spend Friday at Adath welcoming Shabbat with Gan Shelanu Preschool, then assist Hazzan Joanna Dulkin for her weekly talk to the Pre-K class […]

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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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What Are We Wearing?

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My sister, Chaya, is kind, generous, fun and very into aesthetics. A favorite memory of ours was when my parents were commissioning the writing of a Torah scroll. My mom excitedly said to us, let’s talk about the Hachnasat Sefer Torah – the ceremony of the community welcoming the new Torah scroll and escorting it […]

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