NECHAMA Helping Locally In Powderhorn Park, On Lake Street

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It’s hurricane season, and for Dorothy Maples that means she’s usually anywhere but Minnesota. As the operations director for NECHAMA: The Jewish Response To Disaster, She had spent two years in Puerto Rico, and months at a time in Texas. In her four years as a Minnesota resident, little of it was spent here. But […]

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New Board President Elected

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Steve Levin became president during the June 22 meeting of the JFS Board of Directors. Before becoming president, he served JFS as vice president, treasurer and served on or chaired the IT, programming, finance and executive committees. Steve succeeds Tom Frishberg who served as president from June 2018 to June 2020.

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AJC Opening Office In The Twin Cities

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As a longtime resident of the Twin Cities, I have seen both the best and worst of Minnesota. At our best, we boast a diverse community that consistently ranks at or near the top in every survey of desirable communities in which to live and raise a family. And I have seen us just recently […]

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Helping Small Businesses, One T-Shirt At A Time

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Bryan Goltzman and Benji Bearman, the owners of Liquid Screen Design, have three main areas that they work in when it comes to creating swag: Education, recreation, and non-profit organizations. As the effect of the coronavirus on business became clear, they soon realized that things were starting to dry up – and fast. “We had […]

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Helping Friends In Blue

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Colin Wieberdink grew alarmed as protests raged at Minneapolis Police precincts after the killing of George Floyd for one simple reason: his closest friend is a Minneapolis police officer “He was feeling concerned,” said Deb Wieberdink, Colin’s mother. “Once he finally made contact, he asked her ‘what do you need?’” It turns out, in the […]

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Eliana Pierotti Wins Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award

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Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Fund still found a way to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of Jewish high school seniors in the Twin Cities. A sub-committee conducted interviews via Zoom in mid-April and selected Eliana Pierotti as this year’s recipient of their leadership award. Even though they couldn’t have their annual […]

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St. Paul, Sabes JCCs Start Cautiously Reopening

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For the first time in nearly three months, the Early Childhood Centers of the Sabes and St. Paul JCCs started welcoming children back to the building. That happy occurrence began a deliberate, phased reopening of the two JCCs that will – if everything goes well – take place over the next month. Michael Waldman, the […]

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