Parenting By Parsha: Achrei Mot-Kedoshim

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My toddler knows how to say the word “no” now. To be completely fair, he also knows a lot of other words. Actually, this week he said his first full sentence — when my wife asked what he was doing (building a Lego tower), our little one slowly said “Ani boneh!” (I’m building!), and we […]

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Social Initiative To Bring Remembrance To The Living Room

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Across the Twin Cities two weeks ago, people gathered in virtual living rooms as a part of Zikaron BaSalon, a Holocaust remembrance initiative that started in Israel and has been making its way across the U.S., including Minnesota, in recent years. The Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations and JCRC partnered for two nights of […]

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Jewish Organizations’ Statements After Derek Chauvin Found Guilty

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After the guilty verdicts of the former Minneapolis policeman who killed George Floyd on May 25, 2020, a number of Jewish organizations released statements: Jewish Community Action: Today, Derek Chauvin was convicted on all counts for the murder of George Floyd. He is the first white police officer in Minnesota history to be convicted for […]

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Chauvin Guilty On All Counts, But Work Remains Ahead

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Enzi Tanner didn’t watch the trial of Derek Chauvin. Even as the jury returned guilty verdicts Tuesday afternoon on all three counts that Chauvin was charged with — second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter — the community safety organizer at Jewish Community Action had been thinking of issues bigger than the result. The April […]

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Renown Author, Educator Speaking To Twin Cities Parents Next Week

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The last 13 months has been something that no one could have imagined. But for parents — particularly ones with younger children — things have been that much harder. Particularly when it comes to trying to find even the most basic routine for day-to-day activities. “For many of families, it’s become so unpredictable and chaotic,” […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Tazria Metzora

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Welcome to a world of disease. This week’s double Torah portion features dozens of verses detailing skin maladies — ingrown hairs, oozing pustules, discoloration, and a whole lot more. Every year, when Tazria-Metzora rolls around, anyone in the congregation who speaks Hebrew grimaces. The first quarter of 2021 has wrapped up, and we’re living in […]

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Community Coming Together For Virtual Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

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Maybe next year will be the time we can all get together to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut as a community, but as long as we’re all going to be together virtually, the JCC and their community partners are determined to make the best of it. Steve Mintz, the new director of programming at the Minnesota JCC, […]

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Jewish Organizations’ Statements On The Death Of Daunte Wright

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In the 48 hours since the killing of Daunte Wright, several Jewish organizations in the Twin Cities released statements: Multiracial Jewish Association of Minnesota MJA extends its condolences and shared sense of loss to the family of Daunte Wright who was shot by a Brooklyn Center police officer on Sunday evening.  Yet, again, we find […]

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