How to Start Giving and Investing Jewishly—It’s Easier Than You Think 

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When you donate to a non-profit or choose where to invest your money, do you do it Jewishly? What does that even mean?  As the Director of the Jewish Community Foundation of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, it is my privilege to help folks with these questions — from first-time investors to those looking to manage […]

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Who Are U.S. Jews? New Pew Study Takes Deep Dive

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In 2013, the Pew study “A Portrait of Jewish Americans” shocked Jewish communal leaders and prompted a mad dash to rework institutional priorities and engage more Jews. The study showed a community with record rates of intermarriage, rapid denominational disaffiliation, and a growing rejection of Judaism as a religion.  Now, the Pew Research Center is […]

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Rabbis Survey, Book Project, Looks At Generational Unity In The Digital Age

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Rabbis Jeffrey Schein and Hayim Herring have both written books recently, and as it turns out, their areas of interest and the coronavirus era have proved the perfect match for the two Pennsylvania natives to work on their next project together. “We are THE team to write this book,” said Herring. “It’s phenomenal to me: […]

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Sholom Begins Vaccinating Residents, Staff

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Barb Klick woke up happy on Jan. 3, for the first time in a while – and all because she was getting poked by a needle. Klick, the CEO of Sholom, was vaccinated along with 400 others on Sunday morning – the first opportunity for residents and staff of the senior living facility to have […]

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Why Lucy Rose Fischer Memorializes Her Brother In Her Latest Book

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Lucy Rose Fischer had been sitting on the idea for her latest book, The Journalist: Life and Loss in America’s Secret War, for more than 30 years. But it wasn’t until this year – the 65th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, that she published the memoir she co-wrote with her brother, Jerry […]

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A Journey Through History With My Zaida

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One out of three hundred. When 299 armed soldiers deployed for Korea, my grandfather, whom I lovingly refer to as Zaida, defied the odds. He was chosen to serve as a legal clerk in a court-martial unit in the United States. I have heard him nostalgically recount his time in the Army since I was […]

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Friendly Visitors Available to Chat

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JFS’s new Friendly Remote Visitor program (FRV), created to combat the isolation and loneliness of the COVID-19 stay at home directive, has recruited and trained a group of volunteers who are eager to help. If you or anyone you know could benefit from a phone call with a friendly volunteer, just to check in, chat a bit, and reassure them that someone cares, please contact Margie Solomon at (651) 690-8907 or by email at [email protected]

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