After Hostage Crisis, Texas Rabbi Speaks; Congregation Prays For Healing

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Just 48 hours after surviving a hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel, Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker has been speaking out about his ordeal. He spoke to CBS in an interview posted on Monday morning, describing how he faced down the British citizen who trapped the rabbi and three other congregants for 12 hours in their synagogue […]

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As Omicron Spreads, Jewish Organizations Stay Cautious

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Fresh into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the omicron variant of the virus breaking records for spread in Minnesota, Twin Cities Jewish institutions are continuing a careful approach to public health that has kept caseloads down and community members safe. Some synagogues have moved programming online, while others are introducing stricter testing […]

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Talmud Torah of St. Paul Welcomes Sho Garland as New Executive Director

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The Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) Board of Directors is excited to announce Sho Garland as the new Executive Director of TTSP. They will succeed Barry Glaser, who is retiring after over 11 years leading the organization as volunteer CEO.  Prior to joining TTSP, Garland worked in several roles ranging from community building and engagement […]

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The Letters Project: A Space For Youth To Wrestle With Israel/Palestine

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One of the most amazing and impactful classes I’ve ever taken.” “A chance to learn from an engaging book, other Jewish teens, and rabbis in the community.” “An amazing opportunity to strengthen support for Israel by learning to critique and disagree with some of its actions.” These are just a few of the comments offered […]

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Robin Washington Recruits Diverse Voices in New Role at ‘The Forward’

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Acclaimed journalist Robin Washington, who lives in Duluth, Minnesota, started in April as editor-at-large of The Forward. This flagship position, aimed at elevating and expanding diverse voices, is well-suited for Washington, a Jew of color raised in Chicago during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Born to parents who were active in racial justice, […]

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Report: Most Jews See Rise In Antisemitism In U.S.

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A new national study shows a massive split between Jews and the general American public when it comes to views of antisemitism in this country. The American Jewish Committee’s State of Antisemitism in America 2020 report found that Jews and non-Jews disagree significantly on whether antisemitism has increased, nearly half of Americans are unknowledgeable about […]

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JCRC Implores the President to Denounce White Supremacism

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Steve Hunegs, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), issued the following statement: “The president’s refusal to condemn white supremacism at last night’s debate is troubling and inexcusable. “Equally alarming is the president’s directive to the Proud Boys, a violent neo-fascist extremist group with ties to white nationalism, […]

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