#StayHomeMN Celebration of Service Fundraising Campaign

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We invite you to join us in increasing our presence in the St. Paul community. Visit our website at jfssp.org/covid to learn more about our services that may be particularly helpful during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please give generously today to help us meet extraordinary needs.

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Camp Ramah In Wisconsin Announces Closure For 2020

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While Camp Ramah in Wisconsin was holding out hope that it may have summer programming by delaying the start of camp, ultimately the challenges caused by COVID-19 were too much to overcome. In a video posted Wednesday evening, Executive Director Jacob Cytryn announced that both Ramah’s overnight camp in Conover, Wisc., and day camp in […]

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Escaping The Abuse Of My Past

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My entire childhood is bound within six albums, they’re stacked full of certificates, letters I’ve written to the newspaper. They chronicle smiling photos of my late grandparents, they follow my life from birth to dance to the adventures my father and I used to take together on long trips. They document a loving relationship between […]

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Missing My Beloved Synagogue

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If you had told me February 29 was the last time I would attend services for who knows how many weeks – months really – I would have stopped and taken it all in. I would have stayed and talked with friends until I was kicked out of the building. I would have wandered the […]

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Watch TC Jewfolk’s ‘Campfire Conversation’

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In this live streaming conversation, Lev Gringauz of “The Jews Are Tired” podcast and Lonny Goldsmith, Editor of TC Jewfolk, “sit down” with directors from Camp Butwin, Camp Olami, Herzl Camp, Camp TEKO, Camp Ramah, and OSRUI. The goals for this conversation are for attendees (and organizers) to gain closure and to create a more […]

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MJF Gives $1 Million To Support Summer Camps

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Over the course of the last two weeks, the major Jewish summer camps have announced that their camps were either not going operate this summer, or would operate dramatically differently than everyone hoped. That doesn’t just mean a summer away from camp for the kids and staff, but it also means a significant – and […]

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Some Medical Professionals Lean On Faith To Beat Stress

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At the beginning of 2020, Vivian Fischer, a family physician in Minneapolis, expected a calm end to her nearly 30-year career. In January, the Allina Health clinic she worked at was closed, and Fischer transferred to urgent care. The routine work would be a good way to wind down and start planning for retirement, she […]

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