After 15 Months, Synagogues Starting To Reopen

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This past Saturday wasn’t just a normal Shabbat morning service at Beth Jacob Congregation — it was the first time the senior rabbi had the opportunity to lead services to a room full of people.  Adam Rubin, who moved to Minnesota a year ago to take the leadership of the Mendota Heights synagogue, had spent […]

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Shira Aronow The 35th Recipient of the Howie Stillman Young Leadership Award

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Despite being unable to host its annual event because of COVID-19, 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 Shira Aronow as this year’s recipient of their leadership award.  […]

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Minnesota JCC Readying To Reopen Next Week

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After more than 15 months of operating at a reduced capacity, the Minnesota JCC is preparing to reopen, but the two centers will be doing so in different ways starting on June 11. In a recent letter to members, COO Danya Kornblum said that a plan was being developed based on CDC and Minnesota Department […]

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St. Paul Jewish Federation Names Dan Mogelson CDO

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The St. Paul Jewish Federation has chosen Dan Mogelson to be Chief Development Officer (CDO). Mogelson is returning to work in St. Paul after being the director of affinities & global experiences at the Minneapolis Jewish Federation. He starts his new position on June 1, 2021. In his new role, Mogelson will help ensure the […]

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Rabbi Yosi Gordon Honored for 40 Years of Service To Talmud Torah of St. Paul

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What is it like to learn from Rabbi Yosi Gordon? “I have had many teachers over the years. Many were good, some were great, but none were better than Yosi,” says former student, David Glaser. On Sunday, May 23, the Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP) recognized Rabbi Yosi Gordon for his 40 years of […]

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Bias Crimes Reported To SLP Police Over ‘Free Palestine’ Posters

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St. Louis Park police said that they received two reports of bias crimes related to antisemitic posters that were put up in the Fern Hill neighborhood, around 26th and Quentin. The posters, seen in the image above, were taken down by police. Dan Plekkenpol, the community security director at the Jewish Community Relations Council of […]

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Robin Washington Recruits Diverse Voices in New Role at ‘The Forward’

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Acclaimed journalist Robin Washington, who lives in Duluth, Minnesota, started in April as editor-at-large of The Forward. This flagship position, aimed at elevating and expanding diverse voices, is well-suited for Washington, a Jew of color raised in Chicago during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Born to parents who were active in racial justice, […]

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Yad B’Yad Campaign Supports Increased Need At JFS

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Barbara Sarapas has been a client of the Jewish Family Service of St. Paul (JFS) Kosher Meals on Wheels program for more than two years, but the combination of her health challenges and the ongoing pandemic has made the service all the more important.  “Walking into 2020, I thought ‘this is going to be my […]

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Moishe House Seeking New TC Residents

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As one of the newer entries to the Twin Cities Jewish community scene, Moishe House has had a successful run in its first five years in Minneapolis. But pretty soon, there are two issues the fledgling group is going to face: needing a new house, and needing new residents to live there. “The house in […]

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Our Strength Comes From Our Community

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Dear Sholom Community:  Dear Sholom Community:  Our world is now a full year into an unprecedented pandemic which has tested each and every person and organization. Depending on where you look, people and organizations have responded in a variety of ways — some good, some not so good — and very few have navigated this […]

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