You’re Invited: Super Funday!

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Remember when the Minneapolis Jewish Federation had a day of calling the community to give to the annual campaign? What was once called Super Sunday is now a thing of the past, and those days of volunteers staffing phone banks are long gone. After a great Super Funday in 2018 (despite a snowstorm and an […]

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Letter To The Editor: On St. Paul Federation

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To The Editor: We, Rhoda and Don Mains, read with some sadness Lonny Goldsmith’s Feb. 6 article about the St. Paul Jewish Federation. We have been actively involved with the Federation and its beneficiary agencies for many, many, years. Don recalls soliciting campaign gifts in 1948, with the birth of the State of Israel, and has […]

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A Path Forward For Public Judaism In The Twin Cities

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This idea I want to share is hard to describe, and I didn’t understand it until I was already in it. I had never been part of what might be a trend or a movement. The earliest memory I have as an adult feeling this idea was on the beach in Jamaica with some of […]

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Dems, Local Jewish Community Condemn Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweet

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Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for her latest anti-Semitic tweet after politicians nationwide and Jewish groups spoke out on her equating money to Jewish political control. Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1 — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019 The latest issue started on Sunday night when Omar, who represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional […]

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Training Designed to Create Dementia-Friendly Communities

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In 2010 the State of Minnesota passed legislation requiring the state to prepare for the huge impact Alzheimer’s disease will have on our population and our resources over the next few decades. One of the five areas the state identified as needing attention is helping communities become dementia capable. The state chose five pilot communities […]

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Celebrating 10 Years Of Jewfolk!

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2019 is the TENTH anniversary of TC Jewfolk! And we’re celebrating all year long by sharing with you some thoughts from around our community about what TC Jewfolk means as we approach our first decade! Here’s our first one from founding board member and someone instrumental in our start, Rabbi Avi Olitzky! Inscribed prominently over […]

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An Invitation Home

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My first Shabbat service in more than 20 years was in Jerusalem. An atheist Jew, sitting on a hard, limestone terrace with my wife, a secular agnostic, under a hazy, thick night sky with 19 other couples who, outside of similar demographics, we barely knew. Our Rabbi invited us to join him in prayer if […]

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