Minnesota Hillel Groundbreaking Sets Stage For Future

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The historic Minnesota Hillel building on University Avenue, open since 1955, is at this moment a torn-up concrete shell. The inside is almost entirely gray, save for the bright yellow of caution tape and the orange of traffic cones. The floors are uneven and caked with sand-like rubble. But the demolition is just the beginning […]

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Watch: Maccabeats Channel 2019 Pop Hits For Hanukkah

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What do you get when you cross Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X? The Maccabeats and their 2019 Hanukkah parody! The a capella group’s 2019 song takes a little bit of Eilish’s Bad Guy and Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road. Also, stay for the outtakes — there was plenty more of 2019’s hottest pop songs where this […]

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Watch: Six13 Parodies ‘Star Wars’ For Hanukkah

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You know it’s almost Hanukkah when Jewish a capella groups start rolling out their Hanukkah parodies. In the spirit of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker being released on Thursday night, December 19, Six13 goes deep into the music from a variety of films from the Star Wars saga  

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Who The Folk?! Emma Dunn

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Trying to get young adults to connect to the Jewish community is often a struggle for organizations. Emma Dunn is trying to bridge the gap that may exist in the Twin Cities. Emma is the Twin Cities Young Adult Engagement Manager for the Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations. We talk about her journey to […]

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You’re Invited: Be The Light! At The St. Paul JCC

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While Hanukkah is fun for kids because they get to load up on presents, many families have adopted the idea that it’s great to help others and share our good fortune during the Festival of Lights. The St. Paul JCC has embraced this with their second annual event that will bring together the community for […]

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My Long-Awaited Return To Israel

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I’m going back to Israel next week with the 248 Community Action Network Cohort as part of a program to explore initiatives that foster stronger community connections & strengthen Jewish identity. It feels strange to say. My own sense of Jewish identity has long been fraught with doubt on a spiritual, institutional, and social level. […]

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December 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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2019 is on the outs, friends. But December… December always holds some delightful farewells, and this one is no different. We’ve got some great parties — both in the professional and friendship worlds — and some great chances to end the year with some extra mensch points. Take a look y’all, and pick at least […]

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Who The Folk?! Layah Shagalow

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What’s it like to move home and come to work for the organization your mother started? Layah Shagalow experienced just that. Shagalow, the assistant director of Sha’arim, which her mother, Chana, started 21 years ago. Layah tells us what it’s like to work for an organization that her mother founded and that she’s seen grow […]

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