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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Who The Folk?! Marley Zoss

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When a passion for baking turns into a business, does it matter when the owner is 12? Not for Marley Zoss. Marley is the owner of Marley’z Cakes + Cupcakes, and is baking up any custom flavor creation you can think of. We talk about where her love for baking started, why turn it into […]

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Who The Folk?! Ruby Comito

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What leads a junior high school student to start a business? We find out this week from Ruby Comito, who used her time in lockdown to create her perfume company RuAura. We talk about how she got her business started and if it’s a hobby that will outlast COVID, on this week’s Who The Folk?! […]

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Eliana Pierotti Wins Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 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 Eliana Pierotti as this year’s recipient of their leadership award. Even though they couldn’t have their annual […]

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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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An Open Letter To My Students

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Maybe my connection to Judaism isn’t diminishing, just changing. But when everything is in such a state of tumult, I’m not sure I want that change.

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Who The Folk?! Ariana Feygin

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What’s it like to cook, under pressure, on television? Or to step into a kitchen and work as a 9-year-old? This week we are joined by teen cooking prodigy Ariana Feygin. We talk about Ariana’s Corona Time Cooking videos on her Instagram channel, working with Michelin-starred chefs, and how philanthropy is at the heart of […]

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