In Response To Ad, Rep. McCollum Calls AIPAC ‘Hate Group’

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Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota’s 4th District, is embroiled in controversy with AIPAC after calling the organization a “hate group.” The comment came in a statement the 10-term congresswoman released Wednesday afternoon in response to a Facebook ad released by AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee), which uses a composite photo of McCollum, Rep. […]

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Making An Accessible Jewish Community

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It started with YALA Manager Charley Smith when I Googled ways to become involved locally, 2 years later, after another brain surgery, I saw a posting for 248CAN. I conducted the worst interview I have ever had – my computer restarted two times during the video interview, my phone cut out when I tried to […]

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An E-Mail From Your Rabbi? Double Check Before Responding

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E-mail scams are nothing new; how many times have you deleted the e-mail from the “Nigerian prince” with a fortune that has been left to you, so long as you give them your bank account? Unfortunately, the names of many area clergy and synagogue executives are being used to target the Jewish community in the […]

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JFS Awarded BOND Grant

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Again in 2020, JFS will be the recipient of an $8,000 grant from Branching Out in New Directions (BOND) to benefit the Employment Services program.

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Renowned Activist & Organizer Eric Ward Coming To Minneapolis

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Whether it’s 25,000 people marching in New York or 1,400 at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, it’s abundantly clear that the Jewish community is concerned about the rising tide of anti-Semitism. Renown activist and organizer Eric Ward has been watching this trend for decades, which is why he’s been traveling the country to help understand and […]

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What’s Really The Climate For Jewish Students On Campus?

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Over the past decade, across the United States, college campuses have ingrained a deep sense of fear in the Jewish community. Jewish college students have been ostracized, refused letters of recommendation by professors, boycotted, shouted down, and compared to white supremacists and Nazis – a trend largely tied to the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) […]

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8 Minnesotans Vying For World Zionist Congress Delegate Spots

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Rabbi Michael Latz quotes Hamilton when asked why he wanted to be on the Hatikvah: Progressive Israel Slate for the World Zionist Congress elections: “’We need to be in the room where it happens.’ Especially with a billion dollars at stake.” The World Zionist Congress is the legislative body of the World Zionist Organization, which […]

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Comedy Duo YidLife Crisis To Open TC Humor Festival

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How exactly did two good friends from Montreal create an online sensation that is a love letter to modern Judaism? For the answer to that, you’ll have to go to see Eli Batalion and Jamie Elman, the creators of YidLife Crisis as they make their first performance in the Twin Cities. The duo opens the […]

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