April 2019 Get the Folk Out

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IT’S SPRING. SERIOUSLY. GET THE FOLK OUT. Not that you need me — or anyone else to tell you — but, my zisseles and boychiks, it’s time to get out and grab that vitamin D. And this month, we’ve got plenty o’ ways to make it happen with some new and old friends alike. “Coming […]

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Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Deadline Approaching

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Interested in coming to use collections at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives but live outside the Twin Cities? Consider applying for the Dr. Linda Mack Schloff research award! Funds of up to $1,400 are available for researchers located outside the Twin Cities to use on travel expenses. The deadline for applying […]

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Gloria Fredkove Links Immigration Past, Present In April 14 Event

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Gloria Fredkove has no direct memories of her childhood before she was 5 years, but she knows that as a refugee to the United States, she is seeing many similarities to her experience in 1944 and that of those seeking asylum now. “It was a different situation and time, but there are still some parallels […]

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My Sister, Independence, & The IDF

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Throughout my life, I felt a profound connection to my Jewish identity. Whether it was Jewish youth groups or summer camp, Shabbat dinners or holidays, my identity and connection with the Jewish community was deeply rooted. From the moment I came into this world, I did not understand the concept of independence because I was […]

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Looking For Love In Jerusalem

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Jerusalem is to some American Jews what New York is to some aspiring actors: a good place to wash up for a while and dream of better things. And when it comes to love in this city of gold, the same holds true. You meet your soulmate at Hebrew ulpan classes after immigrating to Israel, […]

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JFS Making an Impact Series

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In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Salim is an 89-year-old Somali elder who was […]

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