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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Who The Folk?! Barbara Wiener

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What’s it like to follow your heart for your art? That’s what Barbara Wiener does all the time as a documentary filmmaker and teacher. We talk about her most recent film, Art on the Inside, which played at the MSP International Film Festival, how she became a documentarian, and what projects she’s eyeing next, on […]

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Who The Folk?! Laura Monn Ginsburg

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For this week’s Who The Folk?! Podcast, we’re going to be handing it off to Enzi Tanner and his podcast Kuumba Hineni. Late last week, Enzi spoke with Laura Monn Ginsburg, a board member of NCJW and former president of NCJW Minnesota, the local chapter here in the Twin Cities. Laura is one of the […]

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Who The Folk?! Naomi Silber

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This past week may have been the hardest Naomi Silber has ever worked. And since her job is development director of Pro-Choice Minnesota, that would make sense. In the wake of the leaked draft of the Supreme Court majority opinion that would seemingly end legal abortion in much of the country, Silber has worked hard […]

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Who The Folk?! Becca Mayo

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Becca Mayo had to transfer away from a school known for its film program to learn what she really wanted to know about film. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Mayo has stuck around and is now the marketing and outreach coordinator at the MSP Film Society, which puts on the Minneapolis-St. Paul International […]

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Who The Folk?! Carli Shapiro

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Just six years ago, Jewfolk, Inc. had a staff of two. Today, we’re thrilled to talk fifth full-time staffer (to go along with three less-than-full-time staffers), Carli Shapiro, Jewfolk’s first-ever Development Officer. We talk about where her desire to work in the non-profit world comes from, what brought her to the Twin Cities, and what […]

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Who The Folk?! Greg Joseph

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When Greg Joseph was asked if he wanted to be a part of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas annual trip to the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., it was an easy yes from him. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is one of few Jewish players in the NFL, and plays […]

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Who The Folk?! Jody Weinberg

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Jody Weinberg has a public speaking background. So how did she turn that into being a corporate matchmaker of sorts? We talk to Weinberg, the founder and CEO of J Teleconnections, about how she started this business, some of the struggles of connecting with the right people during the pandemic, and the art of talking […]

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Who The Folk?! Jon Halper

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Jon Halper went from one bar to another, so to speak. A long-time corporate attorney, Halper left the law and entered the retail world, and eventually purchased four liquor stores. Top Ten Liquors has grown to a dozen stores since then. We talk about the exciting new Wineside concept opening this year, the challenges his […]

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Who The Folk?! Natalie Belsky

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As a history professor specializing in the former Soviet Union, Natalie Belsky has a keen understanding of what’s going on in Ukraine. Belsky teaches at University of Minnesota-Duluth and specializes in migration, minority politics in the USSR, Soviet citizenship, and East European Jewish history. We talk about her family’s history in the former Soviet Union […]

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