Volunteers Needed for Annual Passover for All

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JFS is recruiting volunteers for Passover for All, an annual community outreach effort. In partnership with the Minnesota JCC, kosher-for-Passover food and supplies are provided to families to help them celebrate the holiday. There are three opportunities to help with this community outreach effort.

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Added Benefit Of Hillel’s Rebuild? Accessibility

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While Minnesota Hillel has been a fixture in Dinkytown since the mid-1950s, there has been one very notable absence from the building: accessibility. While the building’s unique brickwork stood out, so did the lack of an elevator. Which meant the home away from home for Jewish students on campus, wasn’t available for all who need […]

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Olitzky Announces Resignation From Beth El

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Rabbi Avi Olitzky, who started at Beth El Synagogue fresh out of rabbinic school, announced Wednesday morning that he has given notice that he’ll be leaving the synagogue. The resignation is effective Feb. 8, 2022 in accordance with the Rabbinical Assembly. “It’s hard to believe that I’ve been at Beth El since I was 26 […]

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Mayors Frey, Carter Among Signers Of Antisemitism Initiative

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The mayors of Minnesota’s two largest cities are among the seven Minnesotans who have signed on to a new statement to combat antisemitism.  Mayors Jacob Frey and Melvin Carter of Minneapolis and St. Paul, respectively, signed a statement that is part of a national effort of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and the U.S. Conference […]

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Zoom Event Revisits Jewish, Black Relations On The Northside

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For an hour on Jan. 28, Minneapolis’ old Northside came back to life on a Zoom call. Theartrice “T” Williams, a longtime civil rights activist and community leader, recalled how few Black people lived in Minneapolis when he moved here from Chicago in 1965 to work at a local settlement house.  As a result, “my […]

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For Recent Grads, Job Search A Long Slog

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Somewhere in the black hole of the 2020-that-could’ve-been is a year of opportunity for recent college graduates; the long-awaited reward for over 16 years of classes, projects, tests, and grades. Caps and gowns were to give way to full-time jobs and the independence of adulthood, just in time for summer fun. Of course, the COVID-19 […]

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Rep. Phillips: Capitol Siege ‘Most Horrifying Moments Of My Life’

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Twenty-four hours after a group of terrorists, encouraged by President Donald Trump to go to the U.S. Capitol, took over the building and sent congress into lockdown, Minnesota’s Third-District Congressman Dean Phillips called the day the most horrifying moment of his life. “When you run for Congress and take the oath of office, we know […]

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