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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When Hate Came to the Minnesota State Fair

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While I uncovered successful stories of Jewish vendors thriving at the Fair, I also wondered if the local Jewish community had encountered any barriers or blatant antisemitism. The answer, of course, was of course.

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