Who The Folk?! Liz Loeb

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As the associate director of Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Liz Loeb works with a multi-faith coalition to help pursue climate justice in Minnesota, and showing up for other communities. We talk about what that looks like to her, how she got started at MNIPL, and how her activism and Judaism intersect, on this week’s […]

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Who The Folk?! Lucy Marshall

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Yesterday you met Diego, Rebecca, and their family, who lived in the basement at Shir Tikvah for 37 months. Today, meet one of the Shir Tikvahniks that made it possible. Lucy Marshall was a social work intern at the synagogue working to support Rabbi Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg in the synagogue’s Sanctuary effort. We talk about that, […]

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Who The Folk?! John Kuhl

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What compels someone to run for office for the first time? We ask that to John Kuhl, an appointed member of the Hopkins School Board who is now running for mayor of Minnetonka. We talk about what got him into local politics, why change focus to the city, and his recent conversion to Judaism, on […]

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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?! Izzy Wellman

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We’re back from an early summer hiatus and thrilled to introduce everyone to the newest addition to Jewfolk, Izzy Wellman, who just joined Jewfolk as our new social media and marketing strategist. Izzy talks about her strong Jewish roots, a very important road that almost wasn’t taken, and controversial New Jersey topics, on this week’s […]

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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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