Harry Kay Leadership Institute Announces 10th Cohort

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This week, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and St. Paul Jewish Federation announced the leaders who will make up the 10th cohort of the Harry Kay Leadership Institute, a prestigious leadership development program for Jewish leaders in the Twin Cities. “This cohort is made up of an incredible group of proven leaders,” says Lauren Kaplan, Director […]

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Duluth Fire Suspect Charged With Starting Negligent Fire

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Matthew James Amiot has been charged with one felony count of “negligent fires” and a misdemeanor charge for “negligent fires causing bodily harm” in the blaze that destroyed Duluth’s Adas Israel Congregation. The charges were filed Monday morning by the St. Louis County Attorney. He was arrested and booked into the St. Louis County Jail […]

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Building Lost, But Family Memories Remain Amid Adas Israel Fire

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My family’s story is inseparable from Adas Israel. The news Monday morning of the devastating fire is difficult for all of us to bear. As we continue to mourn the loss of the Synagogue and its contents, I’ve found myself reflecting on our family’s story and history. Like many American Jewish stories, the Bruzonsky family […]

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Evidence Recovered At Duluth Synagogue Fire Scene

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Duluth Police Chief Mike Tusken said that new evidence was recovered at the scene of the Adas Israel Congregation fire that destroyed the 118-year-old building on Monday. Tusken and Deputy Fire Marshal John Otis had limited updates at a Tuesday afternoon press conference but said that evidence and “hundreds of hours of video” from the […]

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Two ‘Persons Of Interest’ Interviewed In Duluth Shul Fire

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Duluth’s police and fire chiefs said that the investigation was still ongoing 13 hours after a fire started that destroyed Adas Israel Congregation, but said that two persons of interest were interviewed. At a Monday afternoon press conference, Police Chief Mike Tusken said that when officers responded to the scene in the early hours of […]

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Two Traumatic Pasts, One Shared Experience

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Mark Wilf’s goal when he and his brother purchased the Minnesota Vikings in 2005 wasn’t just to be a faceless owner of an NFL franchise, it was to be as active in the community as the team is important to it. So when he took four of his players, some former players, and team staffers […]

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TC Jewish Film Fest Celebrating 25th Year Going Beyond The Screen

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For the 25th anniversary of the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, it’s not just enough to have a full two weeks of films. This year, the JCCs are adding something extra to almost every film. This year’s festival has a “beyond the screen” experience to almost every one of the 15 films, which included 3 […]

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Green Jewish Burial Now Available

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Adath Jeshurun is joining in the green movement with the first green Jewish cemetery in the Twin Cities. A green burial section is now available at the Adath Chesed Shel Emes Cemetery. The cemetery also has the Workmen’s Circle section so anyone, no matter their means, can be buried as well as sections for infants […]

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