St. Paul’s Hyacinth Planning Ticketed Hanukkah Meal

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Rikki Giambruno isn’t Jewish, but the chef and owner of St. Paul’s Hyacinth has long been a fan of Hanukkah traditions – a combination of working in Brooklyn and having a Jewish brother-in-law. The combination of those two things is leading to what could be a new tradition at his restaurant. Sunday night, Giambruno is […]

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You’re Invited: Be The Light! At The St. Paul JCC

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While Hanukkah is fun for kids because they get to load up on presents, many families have adopted the idea that it’s great to help others and share our good fortune during the Festival of Lights. The St. Paul JCC has embraced this with their second annual event that will bring together the community for […]

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December 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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2019 is on the outs, friends. But December… December always holds some delightful farewells, and this one is no different. We’ve got some great parties — both in the professional and friendship worlds — and some great chances to end the year with some extra mensch points. Take a look y’all, and pick at least […]

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Embracing Anger

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We have so many choices for how to respond to the anger we feel inside.

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Go Retro With An 80s-Themed Sukkah Party

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As we prepare for Sukkot, we look to emulate our ancestors who wandered in the desert for forty years while sleeping in huts. Here is a new twist on celebrating this holiday, with a bit of nostalgic 1980’s flair, big hair and all! While eating and sleeping in a hut in the backyard for a […]

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Sukkah Hopping Of Days Gone By

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The High Holiday season is filled with rituals and moments that leave a lasting impression on a kid, from Shofar blowing to fasting to Sukkah building to cleaning up busted Butternut squash that fell during Sukkah decoration hanging. For me, one of the most memorable parts of the busy month was the annual Sukkah Hopping […]

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Jew Review: ‘Mean Girls’

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We’re lucky here in the Twin Cities to have the Tony Award-nominated musical Mean Girls at the Orpheum Theatre through Oct. 13. Not just because it’s fantastic. But because it is the perfect Yom Kippur show. Hang with me, I’ll get there. The basics: the play is the adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 movie, which […]

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Eat, Pray, Love: Spending Rosh Hashanah In Italy’s Smallest Jewish Community

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This was not my first Jewish holiday away from home. Studying abroad in London, my friends tossed crumpets in the Thames for Tashlich. Living in rural Thailand, my boyfriend and I constructed our own menorah out of materials from the hardware store, eating our homemade latkes with mangoes from the backyard instead of applesauce. In […]

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