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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Making Jewish Connections In Smaller Environments

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In her 15 years living in St. Paul, Deanna Scher has experienced the challenge that many transplants have: making close connections with Jewish friends. When Mount Zion Temple rolled out their MZ Small Groups on Rosh Hashanah this year, she found a way to forge those connections. “At the synagogue, there are people of all […]

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Watch: Minnetonka Student’s Anti-Semitic Rap Surfaces

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An anti-Semitic video has surfaced of a male who is, district parents have confirmed, one of the Minnetonka High School students at the center of last week’s anti-Semitic dance proposal. The video was being circulated in Minnetonka Public Schools parents’ group on Facebook, and it originated from the Instagram account where an apology was posted […]

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