Brewing Up Tea Culture In NE

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For many who drink tea, it involves putting a bag of tea leaves in hot water and coming back a few minutes later for your drink. But for Simon Parish, preparing tea is far different – an almost therapeutic ritual. Parish took that ritual and, with his parents David and Gabrielle, opened the Northeast Tea […]

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Community Support Program Continues

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The Community Support Program continues to be available to everyone. During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, many people are understandably expressing increased feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation. In response to the need for additional mental health services, we developed this new program that includes three 20-minute phone conversations with one of our mental health professionals at no cost.

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St. Paul Jewish Federation Launches COVID Fundraising Campaign

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The coronavirus crisis is by no means new, but it’s one that Ruth Olkon has been facing 24/7 for the last eight-plus months. As the CEO at Jewish Family Service of St. Paul, she has seen the needs that her community faces grow dramatically – with no sign of stopping. “We are in a crisis, […]

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Local Jewish Changemakers on Building Networks and Connection During COVID-19

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If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? – Rabbi Hillel This summer, over 1,000 Jewish Changemakers Fellows, including 18 from Minneapolis and St. Paul, asked themselves these questions. This Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) Fellowship, intended […]

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LaDuke Apologizes For Pipeline, Auschwitz Comparison

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Winona LaDuke, an environmental activist and former Green Party vice-presidential candidate, has apologized for comparing the Enbridge Line 3 oil pipeline in northern Minnesota to the Holocaust. On the Twin Cities Public Television show Almanac last week, LaDuke, an outspoken critic of the pipeline project, said: “So, you know, there’s some people that are up […]

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What Are You Grateful For?

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Judaism teaches us to be grateful, but we recognize that at this point of 2020, perhaps that’s been more of a challenge than it has been in the past. As we’re entering the darkest days of winter, and with COVID sending many of us back into quarantine mode, Jewfolk wants to know: What have you […]

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