Cheers Minneapolis Faces Eviction

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Cheers Minneapolis, the LGBTQ bar that was set to open on June 21, now looks unlikely to open at all. According to online records, the 1933 Lyndale LLC, the owners of the building where Cheers was going to open, filed an eviction summons with Hennepin County on June 13 for reportedly not paying rent for […]

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Honeymoon Israel: ‘We Believe In This Trip’

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On the fence about applying for Honeymoon Israel? Andrew and Dudley Deshommes-Kohl say: DO IT. These days, their calendars are full: Shabbat taco night. Reminiscing over Shakshouka for brunch. Shabbat-hopping at synagogues across the Twin Cities. The couple is part of an active, local, close-knit Jewish community; the type many spend decades cultivating. But Andrew […]

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‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Actor Connects with his Jewish Roots in Minneapolis

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Spending more than a year on the road can make anyone feel disconnected from their roots — even for a Broadway veteran. That is what brought Dear Evan Hansen actor Aaron Lazar to the Sabes JCC this past Monday and Wednesday. Lazar said an actor’s life is pretty self-centered, so he decided to begin volunteering […]

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TC Jewish Community Taking New, Comprehensive Look At Itself

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For over a decade and a half, Jewish communal leaders have relied on a 2004 population study to tell them what Twin Cities Jews do, think, and look like. Though criticized for the method of surveying Jewish-sounding names in phonebooks, and likely inaccurate with age, the 2004 study has been the only comprehensive community-wide snapshot […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Women of Intention Speaker Irin Carmon

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Heard of Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Of course you have. Her popularity is unprecedented (can you think of another Supreme Court justice whose face people are willing to have tattooed onto their bodies?) and that may be thanks in part to a name that’s not quite as ubiquitous: Irin Carmon. Irin is the co-author of Notorious […]

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You’re Invited: Talmud Torah Minneapolis 125th Kickoff

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From its beginnings in 1895 as The Hebrew Free School to moving into the Sabes JCC 16 years ago, Talmud Torah of Minneapolis will be kicking off its 125th-year of educating Jewish children on Monday, June 3, from 7-8:30 p.m. at Adath Jeshurun. The event is an opportunity to honor teachers, see a showcase of […]

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Hillel Announces Capital Campaign, Service Projects To Celebrate 80th Birthday

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Beyond having more than 500 people come together on campus for Maroon& Gold Shabbat last week, Minnesota Hillel announced it’s preparing to celebrate its 80th birthday in style. Benjie Kaplan, Hillel’s executive director, announced that Hillel will be embarking on a $7 million capital campaign to completely remake the building on University Avenue in the […]

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How To Write For TC Jewfolk

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There’s always a want and need to have more people write about Jewish stuff, especially here at TC Jewfolk. Naturally, that can be a catch-22. People can be afraid, or not know how to write well, or get sucked into echo chambers on different subjects (or all three, which I feel myself doing all the […]

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Keeping TC Jewish Institutions Safe Post-Poway

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While the Jewish community continues to reel from the shooting at the Chabad of Poway last Saturday – and even Tree of Life in Pittsburgh six months ago, the quiet work to make the Twin Cities Jewish community safer continues. In early October, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas hired Dan […]

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