Teen Playwrights Preparing Holocaust Story For The Stage

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As actors, Carly Joseph and Abby Anderson are used to being on stage. But on a recent Sunday afternoon, the two were doing everything else: Crawling through scenery to test a lighting effect, workshopping new lines, marking the floor for recently-obtained props, and trying to usher a cast of peers through one of their final […]

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Parents Sound Alarm After Son’s Pill Death

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There is nothing that can convince his parents that Gabe Lilienthal wasn’t murdered. The 17-year-old Gabe thought he was taking OxyContin to try and help him sleep. What he was given was a fentanyl-laced street drug called M30. Gabe died in Seattle on Sept. 29, but the funeral was in Minneapolis on Oct. 4. He […]

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Changes In Jewish HS Education In the Twin Cities This Fall

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Having taught for more than 60 years, Rabbi Yosi Gordon had a problem last winter: A serious leg fracture that kept him out of the classroom for more than three months. But, thanks to technology, he only missed one class teaching at Talmud Torah St. Paul. That use of technology is being utilized as TTSP […]

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Berman Wins 8 Medals At Pan Am Maccabi Games

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For someone who hadn’t swum competitively in an Olympic sized swimming pool for two years, Elliot Berman didn’t miss a beat in Mexico City. Berman, a junior at Hopkins High School, won five gold medals, two silvers, and a bronze in the junior division of the Pan American Maccabi Games, which ran from July 5-15. […]

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The Final Camp Drop-off

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Well, this is it. The final year. Her final year at Herzl as a camper and my heart is breaking for her. Today we spent the entire day together. Making crepes and cookies, hoping that the sadness, that both of us know is inevitable, wouldn’t set in. Checking lists and shoving way too much stuff […]

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Dr. Linda Mack Schloff Research Award Deadline Approaching

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Interested in coming to use collections at the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives but live outside the Twin Cities? Consider applying for the Dr. Linda Mack Schloff research award! Funds of up to $1,400 are available for researchers located outside the Twin Cities to use on travel expenses. The deadline for applying […]

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Are Minnesota Students Being Taught Enough About The Holocaust?

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In 1989, renowned author and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel wrote in The New York Times about the movies, TV shows, and theatre productions that attempted to show and teach about the mass destruction of Jewish life by the Nazis. He believed them to be failures. A survivor of Auschwitz, the infamous concentration camp where more […]

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