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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JCCs Quickly Adapting To Virtual Programming

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As the two Twin Cities JCCs closed their doors in mid-March due to the coronavirus, programmers at the two buildings realized that there was no playbook in place for how to continue programming for the thousands of people – from early childhood to seniors – that step foot in the buildings every day for meaningful […]

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Who The Folk?! Ron Rabinovitz

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What’s it like to be friends with Jackie Robinson? In honor of the 73rd anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier, we talk with Ron Rabinovitz, author of the book Always, Jackie, and we discuss his nearly 20-year friendship with Robinson. We talk about what Robinson meant not just to baseball, but to the American […]

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Sholom Creates Wish Lists To Help Residents

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As the CEO of a non-profit that can’t shut down, Sholom’s Barb Klick been doing everything from her normal day-to-day work to serving food to residents and taking employees’ temperatures as they come and go from their shift. But as the Sholom East and West resident buildings in St. Paul and St. Louis Park have […]

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New Memoir Revives Recipes That Survived The Holocaust

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Eva Moreimi wasn’t shielded from her parents’ experiences having survived the Holocaust. Growing up in Czechoslovakia, she ofter overheard her parents and their friends discussing their often harrowing tales of survival. “I was very little when I first overheard their conversations with their friends,” said Moreimi, who now lives in Minneapolis. “Most of their friends […]

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A Birthday Wish To Help Others With Challah

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When Barb Neren turned 69 years old last year, she made a vow that she would try and complete 70 new projects on her way to 70. She didn’t know what it was going to look like at the time, but she wanted one of those to be something of kindness and compassion in the […]

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From The Haganah To Minnesota: Malka Goodman In 90 Years

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My grandmother, Malka Goodman of Saint Paul, turned 90 years old and she’s still a force to be reckoned with. Today, like always, she’s my strong Israeli grandmother with a wit as sharp as ever and a generous loving heart. My grandmother (Babu) was born September 13th, 1929, in the Galil in what is now […]

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