Jewish Job: JCA Hiring Decriminalizing Communities Organizer

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Job Title: Decriminalizing Communities Organizer Organization Name: Jewish Community Action Job Type: Full-time Salary Range: $40,000-$45,000 per year Deadline: August 7, 2020 Job Summary/Description: Jewish Community Action is a 25-year-old membership-based nonprofit organizing the Jewish community for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. The Decriminalizing Communities Organizer will provide leadership and continuity to one of […]

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Who The Folk?! Aly Jones

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What brings someone from a small Jewish community in the Southwest to the Upper Midwest? This week we hear from Aly Jones, the new coordinator of JFCS NextGen. We talk about growing up in a really small Jewish community, what led her to the Twin Cities, and how to keep the NextGen momentum going while […]

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Who The Folk?! Candida Gonzalez

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This week I talk with artist and art consultant Candida Gonzalez. We talk about the importance of art in the coronavirus era, the intersectionality of being a queer, Russian/Puerto Rican Jew, and paying reparations, on this week’s who the folk Podcast. Please subscribe to the Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more, and […]

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Helping Small Businesses, One T-Shirt At A Time

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Bryan Goltzman and Benji Bearman, the owners of Liquid Screen Design, have three main areas that they work in when it comes to creating swag: Education, recreation, and non-profit organizations. As the effect of the coronavirus on business became clear, they soon realized that things were starting to dry up – and fast. “We had […]

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Who The Folk?! Secretary of State Steve Simon

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What’s it like to administer an election where more than 30 times the number of people requested mail-in ballots? Welcome to the life of Secretary of State Steve Simon in the oddest election year in recent memory. We talk about why voting by mail is a public service in the coronavirus era, how you can […]

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Who The Folk?! Chief Mike Goldstein

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What’s it like being a police chief right now? Mike Goldstein, the city of Plymouth’s police chief and director of public safety has an answer to that. Goldstein talks about what it’s like to lead a police department in the best of times, why he’s opted for transparency, and what the past few weeks have […]

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Who The Folk?! Madalina Kelner

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Madalina Kelner, is a recent graduate from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, and an artist who will be presenting her first post-graduate gallery show, Behind The Veil, later this month at the Homewood Studio in North Minneapolis. We talk about the strangest senior year ever, what her plans for the future are, and how Behind the […]

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Sha’arim Looking For Virtual Volunteers

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Volunteers Needed For: Virtual Visits with Sha’arim Organization Name: Sha’arim Date: Ongoing Opportunity Summary/Description: We would like to welcome you to join our virtual Sha’arim programming. Sha’arim is a program that provides services and programs to individuals with special needs. During this confusing and challenging time, our adult Sha’arim participants are finding themselves feeling very […]

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Who The Folk?! Dudley Deshommes-Kohls

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On this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast, we talk to Dudley Deshommes-Kohls, a black, gay, Jew who is also a nurse in the time of a global health pandemic. Mostly this week, however, I listen. I don’t try to fix. I don’t ask ‘what can I do’. I listen to and try to learn from […]

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