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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