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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Who The Folk?! Ben Savin

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What’s it like to be running the camp that years earlier you attended as a kid? Ben Savin has that role now as the director of the Minnesota JCC’s Camp Butwin. We talk with Ben about making the best out of last summer, planning for 2021 despite the pandemic, and what food he was really […]

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Who The Folk?! Josh Ferri

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Woodworking used to be a hobby for Josh Ferri, until he saw how much more successful he was financially. Now, the new Twin Cities resident is the owner of Garage Shop Designs and has work lined up for months. We talk about what brought him to the Twin Cities, what led him to his career […]

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Who The Folk?! Marnie Dachis Marmet

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What compels a person to start a business? How about multiple businesses, and running them at the same time? Throw in podcasting and writing a book, and that what entrepreneur Marnie Dachis Marmet is trying to juggle. We talk about the various businesses she’s started and juggling her various passions, and wellness in the time […]

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Who The Folk?! Noah Garon

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What does it take to create a line of high fashion that is also technologically advanced? University of Minnesota senior Noah Garon has done just that. We talk about the merging of art and technology, creating his own textiles, and the merging of fashion and his Judaism, on this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast. Please […]

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Who The Folk?! Leah Meisel

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One of the unfortunate effects of COVID for graduating seniors is the jobs that many thought they had were no longer available to them. Leah Meisel found this out the hard way. But she quickly pivoted, where she’s become the COVID Community Coordinator at JustUs Health, a non-profit health organization that works for equitable health […]

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Who The Folk?! Shelly Christensen

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What’s it like when your February has been built around traveling the country each year? For Shelly Christensen, it has been thinking about this year’s Jewish Disabilities Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month, which takes place each February. We talk about how the observance of this month started, working across faith communities, and how it’s changed […]

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Who The Folk?! Anna Burnstein

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What’s it like to start a new job during the pandemic? This week we talk to Anna Burnstein, the new PJ Library Coordinator at the St. Paul Jewish Federation, about just that and more. We cover what led her to this new position, what types of programming she’s looking to have once we can be […]

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