Kosher Sushi Ending – For Now – At SLP Lunds & Byerlys

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After a long run of having Kosher sushi for sale at the St. Louis Park Lunds & Byerlys, Monday, Nov. 29 will be the last day that it’s available — for the foreseeable future. “We’re trying to actively search for a mashgiach to hire so we can change that,” said Ross Huseby, the general manager […]

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Herzl Camp Hires Josh Levine As New Executive Director

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After an exhaustive, nationwide search, Herzl Camp leadership announced that longtime Jewish camp professional Josh Levine will be the next executive director. Levine will take the helm in January after moving to the Twin Cities. Levine succeeds Gary Kibort, who had been in the position for nine years, but announced in August that he would […]

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Who The Folk?! Erica Holzer

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Being a private-practice attorney is a hard enough job with lots of hours to bill. So what compels one to give away their time for pro bono cases? We talk to Maslon partner Erica Holzer all about that incredible and important work, but also we cover what brought her to the law, and being honored […]

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Social Studies Revamp Enters Next Phase

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Holly Brod Farber goes into schools across the state to talk about topics relating to Judaism, and she does so knowing that — in many cases — it will be the only chance students have to meet someone who is Jewish. “[Going into the schools] will literally be the only place,” said Brod Farber, the […]

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Jewish Lawyer Nominated For Minnesota Attorney Job By Biden

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Andrew Luger, a Jewish former U.S. attorney for Minnesota, has been nominated to take the role again by President Joe Biden. He now waits for the Senate’s approval. Luger previously was the state’s U.S. attorney, or local prosecutor for the federal Department of Justice, from 2014-2017. He is known for a number of high-profile cases […]

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TC Female Clergy Respond To Damning HUC-JIR Report

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The release of a 37-page report this week that detailed a number of acts of gender, LGBTQ, and racial discrimination, sexual harassment, and bullying from a number of professors and leaders at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute for Religion hit home for some of the nearly dozen Twin Cities clergy and educators that are graduates of […]

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Writing Strong Female Characters Is SJ Schwaidelson’s Genre

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Some authors stick to a certain genre: thrillers, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy. SJ Schwaidelson has found a different sort of niche as her genre of choice: Strong women. The Mendota Heights author has published her third novel The Pomegranate, a historical fiction novel centered around Batsheva Hagiz, the spirited daughter of a Jewish rug merchant […]

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