Who The Folk?! Omri Zin-Tamir

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How does an artist suddenly decide to embrace the science of sourdough bread-baking? For Omri Zin-Tamir, it was a long, circuitous road. But that road ended in Minneapolis when he started Bakery at 22nd Street out of the basement of his family’s home, and sells both to bread subscribers and visitors to the Mill City […]

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Who The Folk? Lillie Rosen and Maya Harris

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Maya Harris had been a fan of growing and taking care of plants for most of her life. So when she and best friend Lillie Rosen decided to start a business in mid-2020, Planty Queens was born. Recently, the two celebrated the grand opening of their storefront in the Audubon neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis (2807 […]

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Who The Folk?! Alina Jeffers

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In the era of COVID-19, many professions have been hard hit, but few have dealt with more than health care providers. And for those like Dr. Alina Jeffers, an obstetrician and gynecologist, things have gotten that much more complicated. We talk about how the Supreme Court decision that withdrew abortion rights affects providers, the loss […]

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Who The Folk?! Charles Aaron

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Charles Aaron has been a cyclist since he got a Schwinn for his Bar Mitzvah. Many years later, this fan of riding has his eyes on a new tour — his Human Powered Health Cycling team is gearing up as one of three American teams invited to participate in the first Tour De France Femmes […]

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Who The Folk?! Erica Solomon

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Erica Solomon had been well acquainted with the work of NCJW Minnesota after having spent the previous five years on the board of the 125-year-old organization. So when she was hired earlier this spring to be the new executive direction, she came with an understanding of a lot of what NCJW Minnesota is a part […]

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Who The Folk?! Steven Baker

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What’s the difference between a chief development officer and a chief philanthropy officer? If you ask Steven Baker, plenty: Which is why when he joined Minneapolis Jewish Federation in February, the latter title was better aligned to what he wanted the role to be than the former. We talk about the semantics, getting to know […]

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Who The Folk?! Sarina Partridge

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Sarina Partridge believes that singing can be a healing modality. And after spending so much time apart in the past two years, what better way to heal than to sing together? Partridge, a singer and songwriter will be leading in song anyone who attends the Shmita Project Exhibition Reception on June 30 at the Minnesota […]

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Who The Folk?! Eli Goldman

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Eli Goldman spends the school year playing soccer for the University of New Hampshire, but now that it’s off-season for the Wildcats, he plays attacking midfielder for the Minneapolis City Soccer Club of the United Soccer League Two — the fourth tier of soccer in the U.S. The Minneapolis native talks about what it’s like […]

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Who The Folk?! Carrie Kleinberger

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Carrie Kleinberger grew up in a family where a career in law or medicine was encouraged. But when her job dissolved under her feet after a long career as a public defender, Kleinberger decided to take up her passion: painting. Now, Kleinberger has a gallery show currently on display at the Hopkins Center for the […]

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Who The Folk?! Rachel Sher

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Rachel Sher has worked all around the Twin Cities Jewish community, and after leaving for an opportunity in New York, she decided it’s time to come home. Sher starts this week as the new director of youth engagement at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, where among other things, she’ll supervise the synagogue’s youth groups. We talk about […]

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