Jews Say “Close the Camps” on Tisha B’av

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Fifty Jewish groups across the United States assembled in protest of ICE on a day of mourning, Tisha B’av. United We Dream, an immigrant-led organization, asked allies to hold vigils and protests outside of ICE offices, so Jewish organizations came together to host Tisha B’Av Action: Jews Say #CloseTheCamps. One of these assemblies took place […]

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New Community Mikveh Concept Gaining Momentum

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When speaking about the new community mikveh project that she is spearheading in the Twin Cities, Cantor Rachel Stock Spilker gets two questions: Where is it going to be and how much is it going to cost? And while she has those two questions, also, they aren’t the first thing on her mind as this […]

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JFCS Counselor, Program Manager Carole Cera Named Social Worker of the Year

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Carole Cera, a counselor and program manager with Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), is celebrating 30 years with the agency this year and now she has another accomplishment to celebrate – she has been honored as the Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-MN). Celebrating 30 […]

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Capitol Rally Calls Out Rep. Omar For BDS Views

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An estimated 100 people showed up Thursday afternoon for a Minnesota Jewish Coalition-organized rally on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul, but a vocal few were very disappointed with the direction the event took. Marni Hockenberg, a Republican activist who live-streamed to her Facebook account that she was outraged that Somali activist […]

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Jewish Job: Israel Program Specialist At Minneapolis Jewish Federation

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Job Title: Israel Program Specialist Organization Name: Minneapolis Jewish Federation Job Type: Part-time; 30 hours/week Salary Range: $29,500-$36,000 Deadline: Open until filled Job Summary/Description: The Israel Center of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation aims to bring the State of Israel, its culture and activities, to the Minneapolis Jewish community. Within this department, the Israel Program Specialist […]

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Robert Aronson Takes Charge Of HIAS Board

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Thirty-one years ago, Robert Aronson was a young immigration lawyer who joined the board of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society. Now, after three decades of cycling on and off the board, Aronson has become the president of the board of HIAS at a pivotal time in the agency’s 138-year history. “I still get jazzed by […]

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