Shira Aronow The 35th Recipient of the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award

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Despite being unable to host its annual event because of COVID-19, the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Fund still found a way to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Jewish high school seniors in the Twin Cities. A sub-committee conducted interviews via Zoom in mid-April and selected Shira Aronow as this year’s recipient of their leadership award.  […]

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JCRC’s Resources For Engaging With The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

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Against the backdrop of a complex geopolitical conflict taking place on the other side of the globe, Americans in general and American Jews, in particular, are navigating the sea of ideas and information, of opinion and expression. Social media is a powerful tool for sharing information and opinions but is terrible for discussing this and […]

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Talmud Torah of St. Paul Celebrates 2021 Graduates, Recognizes Combined 130 Years of Teaching

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Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) will celebrate the graduation of four high school seniors from their Midrasha Program on Saturday, May 23 in a virtual Graduation Ceremony.    The community aspect of TTSP’s program is exemplified through its graduates. This year’s graduates each come from different high schools and are affiliated with three of the St. Paul synagogues.    The 2021/5871 TTSP Midrasha Graduates are:  […]

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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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Get Paid To Go To Camp

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Every summer, hundreds of kids gear up to go to Camp Olami and Camp Butwin, the Minnesota JCC’s summer day camps. And this summer will be no different.   After a “gap summer” in 2020, campers and parents are eager to be back at camp. While the health and safety guidelines mean fewer campers than past […]

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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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COVID-19 From Purim to Purim – The Effect on Synagogue Youth

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It was last Purim exactly that we stepped into the Adath Purim Carnival with much excitement and a little worry. It was March and there was news of the first cases of COVID-19 arriving to the United States. The synagogue office received calls wondering if the carnival was still on. There was a carnival that […]

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