Who The Folk?! Rabbis Marcus and Rachel Rubenstein

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When Temple of Aaron knew that it had two open rabbi positions at the St. Paul synagogue, they decided to go under one roof to fill the positions. This week we sit down with Rabbis Rachel and Marcus Rubenstein, the husband-and-wife team taking over the pulpit at Temple of Aaron. We talk about what brought […]

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Who The Folk?! Dan Goldstein

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What leads someone to start their own construction business. Sometimes it takes a little nudge from their parents. This week we sit down with Dan Goldstein, contractor and owner of 810 Builders. We talk about his favorite (and least favorite) projects, some of the struggles of starting your own business, and how the pandemic continues […]

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Who The Folk?! Jake Jarecki

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Apparently the smallish, sun-drenched lawn behind Bet Shalom is the perfect amount of space to start a business. That’s where Jake Jarecki started Feed Me Farms, his urban farming venture that has plots throughout the western suburbs. Jake talks about what led him down this career path, the challenges of urban farming, what he’s got […]

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Who The Folk?! Sven Sundgaard

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There are only 24 hours in a day, and Sven Sundgaard has enough going on to fill almost all of them. In the first in-person Who The Folk?! Podcast recording in 15 months, we talk to the meteorologist about his various digital media outlets, teaching climate change to seventh- and eighth-graders at Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish […]

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Who The Folk?! Kerry Gershone

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How did the pandemic lead Kerry Gershone to start her cottage food business? It turns out the need to make baked goods for people doesn’t diminish when you don’t have co-workers to see in person. Gershone just last week launched her new baking business Eat Bubbaleh. We talk about what led her to start the […]

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Who The Folk?! Michael Keller

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What leads a long-time executive into an entirely new world as a children’s book author? Michael Keller, the former CEO at Pearson’s Candy Co., did just that with the publication last week of  The Legend of Jet the Gerbil. We get to know a little bit about Jet, what the publishing process was like, and […]

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Who The Folk?! Rachel Ingber

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What led Rachel Ingber to start a publishing business when she doesn’t have a publishing background? Ingber talks about that and why she started Heirloom Collaborative. She talks about some of the incredible cookbooks she’s creating, how she got so good at what it takes to do the work, and some of the great food […]

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Who The Folk?! Corey Gordon

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What’s it like to be part of the most-watched trial in the country for a generation? We find out when we talk to Corey Gordon, a longtime attorney who was part of the prosecution team that secured the conviction of George Floyd’s murderer. We talk about his role on a squad of talented lawyers, what […]

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Who The Folk?! Alex Locke

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What’s it like to take a job leading a synagogue a mile from where you grew up? Although Alex Locke wasn’t a Beth Jacob Congregation member, he is their new executive director, taking the reins from long-time executive director Sean Murphy. Locke talks about his journey in the Twin Cities Jewish professional space, working in the […]

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