UMN Regents Vote To Not Un-name Campus Buildings

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Despite a vocal and angry crowd, and a recommendation from outgoing University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler to the contrary, the school’s Board of Regents voted to keep the names of four former UMN leaders on buildings despite their anti-Semitic and racist past. A full crowd of vocal attendees were at the meeting on Friday […]

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Gloria Fredkove Links Immigration Past, Present In April 14 Event

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Gloria Fredkove has no direct memories of her childhood before she was 5 years, but she knows that as a refugee to the United States, she is seeing many similarities to her experience in 1944 and that of those seeking asylum now. “It was a different situation and time, but there are still some parallels […]

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Chabad Minneapolis Wins Approval For New Home

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After years of bouncing around the western suburbs, Chabad Minneapolis is finally able to build a permanent home for itself. Monday night, the Minnetonka City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for the construction of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life. The building will be accessible from Hillside Lane West just east of Hopkins […]

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Celebrating Peace Corps Shabbat With Former Volunteers

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Peace Corps Week is in early March, honoring President John F. Kennedy’s signing of the Peace Corps Act on March 1, 1961. Here are some reminiscences of three returned Peace Corps Volunteers who will be recognized on Peace Corps Shabbat at Beth Jacob Congregation. Doris Rubenstein, Ecuador, 1971-73 What motivated you to join the Peace […]

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JFS Making an Impact Series

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In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Client names have been changed to protect their confidentiality. Salim is an 89-year-old Somali elder who was […]

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