JFCS, JFS Have Emergency Funding Options

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As the supplemental federal unemployment benefits have ended for those that have been affected by job losses due to COVID-19, both Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Minneapolis have emergency funding options available to the community. JFS offers emergency financial assistance for those who qualify – assistance that […]

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Stepping Up: Reflections on How to Be an Antiracist

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Racist. It’s a word that conjures emotion. Either you are one or you’re not one. And heaven forbid, you don’t want to be called one. But you might just be one if you’re not actively working against racism. That’s a thought several presenters put before approximately 100 participants in a recent virtual workshop on “How […]

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JCRC is Disgusted by Ongoing Comparisons of Measures to Prevent COVID-19 Spread to Nazi Persecution

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Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement:     “Last week, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) directly communicated to the leadership of the Senate and House Republican caucuses our ‘profound concern and disappointment at the repeated, ongoing comparisons by Republican candidates for the Minnesota Senate […]

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To Give is Human; To Give from the Heart, Divine

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The Twin Cities Jewish Community embarked on an adventure four years ago to build endowments through a partnership with the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and St. Paul Jewish Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.  With the ongoing support of these institutions, It’s Your Legacy was initiated in 2016 and today has secured almost 37 million dollars in future […]

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A Call to Action: Join TCJMS Alumni in Supporting Racial Justice

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In the weeks after George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police, a group of Twin Cities Jewish Middle School alumni came together to talk about how we could take action as a community. As white Jews raised in Minnesota, we felt complicit and compelled to support Black-led organizing and rebuilding efforts after the uprising. Some […]

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Wabasha County GOP Links Nazis, Mask Ordinance; Board Member Resigns

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After claiming Monday night that the Wabasha County Republican Party Facebook page had been hacked, Minnesota Republican Party Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan tweeted that an anti-Semitic post that compared the Holocaust to Gov. Tim Walz’s mask mandate was made by a board member. Upon further investigation, the @mngop learned the Wabasha County FB page was not […]

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JCRC Condemns Ongoing Comparisons to Nazis, and the Misuse of the Holocaust, to Measures being Taken to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19

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Update — July 27: “The post shared by the Republican Party of Wabasha County MN is appalling. As we stated over the weekend, to compare public health measures to Nazi orders for Jews to wear yellow badges is reprehensible and wholly inaccurate. We demand the Republican Party of Wabasha County remove the post and apologize. […]

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