Grant Offers Funding To Tell Jewish, Somali Stories

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Sometimes the stories that we think are unique to one group have more in common with others than you might think. Telling those stories is crucial to connecting with other communities. The Jewish and Somali communities are going to have that opportunity The Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC), […]

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November 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Feel that? Yeah, me too. It suddenly got reeeeeaal drafty outside, and now, unless it involves a bowl o’ soup, a cup o’ tea and a mug o’ whiskey, I’m already struggling to get outside for it. Even if this year has had some just gorgeous foliage. Yep, we’ve hit that time of year where […]

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Want To Protest SJP’s Conference At The U? Don’t Show Up

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Here’s something I’d like people to know about me: I’m a free speech absolutist. It doesn’t seem like that is an overly revelatory statement for someone who has been a professional journalist for as long as I have, but there you have it.  I feel like it’s as good a time as any to out […]

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Meet the Moderator of Ballots and Bellinis: Rabbi Jill Crimmings of Bet Shalom

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Next Thursday, November 7, four powerful Jewish women involved with local politics will sit down together to talk about their involvement and experiences in politics at Ballots and Bellinis at Bet Shalom Congregation. Ballots and Bellinis is a program of Women Repair the World, a project of Minneapolis Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy and National Council of […]

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A Year After Pittsburgh, What’s Different?

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Security at Twin Cities Jewish institutions may not look markedly different at the one-year anniversary of the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh. But what is different is the community vigilance around Minneapolis and St. Paul. “The JCRC has worked effectively to establish a strong foundation of security and preparedness for Jewish people in Minnesota, […]

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JFCS To Honor Rheins For 25 Years Of Support, Volunteerism & Compassion

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Shortly after Nancy and Kevin Rhein first settled with their three children in Minnetonka in 1994, after five cross-country corporate moves, Nancy was looking for volunteer opportunities that could include their young children. She heard about an opportunity with JFCS’ Hag Sameach (Happy Holidays) program – which includes organizing and delivering holiday gift packages for […]

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