Resources for Upcoming Jewish Holidays

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Jump To: The Omer | Shavuot | The Shmita Year Looking for Judaica? Heritage Judaica has free Jewish ritual items (and so much more)! Head to our TC Jewish Directory to connect with a local synagogue if you’re looking for holiday services. The Omer We count the Omer for 49 days, starting on the second […]

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Moroccan-Jewish Mimouna Brings Spirit Of Coexistence To Twin Cities

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For Hadar Pe’er, St. Paul’s Israeli shaliach, Passover in the Twin Cities has come with some surprises. “I’m coming here from a very different culture,” Pe’er said. “I’m seeing different foods that I’m not used to eating, or different ways to read the Haggadah that I’m not used to.” Learning about those differences are a […]

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Rabbi Harold Kravitz to be Installed as President of Rabbinical Assembly

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A role in leadership at the Rabbinical Assembly is nothing new for Rabbi Harold Kravitz; after all, he’s held four of the five officer positions in the organization. On Tuesday night March 29, Adath Jeshurun’s senior rabbi will hold the final position when he is installed as the organization’s president. The RA, which is the […]

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My Jewish Boys Go To Catholic School & I Get Asked About It All The Time

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The story starts long ago. When I was growing up, my father was Jewish and my mother was Catholic. They attended services at a local synagogue before I was born up until the Rabbi’s sermon about how intermarriage was the greatest threat to Jewish survival. That was the last time my parents stepped foot in […]

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Together Again! Passover Seder Matching 2022

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After two years of virtual seders, it’s back: TC Jewfolk brings you a matchmaking service to help find a Passover Seder in your area—or invite guests to your meal. If you don’t see (or have a hard time filling in) the form below, click here! Loading…

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Bundle Up & Come Out For Luminary Havdalah

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During Rabbi Tobias Moss’ first winter in Minnesota, he went to the Luminary Loppet on Lake of the Isles, a winter staple for Minneapolis, and thought it would pair perfectly with havdalah. Thanks the pandemic, this year is the first time to try it out. Luminary Havdalah will be at Levin Triangle Park at 26th […]

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Synagogue Safety, Security A Concern A Week After Colleyville

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The great thing about Shabbat is that it comes every week. But this week, it comes at a time as the Jewish community in the United States is reckoning with security and safety while being in their congregation. Saturday marks one week since hostages were taken at a Colleyville, Texas, synagogue. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker and […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Toldot

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This is the story of Isaac,” begins this week’s Torah portion, “son of Abraham.” After weeks of stories that star Abraham and Sarah, it seems as though Isaac will finally have his 15 minutes of fame. This promise doesn’t bear out, though. Instead, Isaac (arguably the least dynamic of our forefathers) is led from place […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Vayeilech

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This week’s Torah portion is short and sweet — just one chapter of the book of Deuteronomy — which suits me just fine. Who has time to be reading long portions of Torah during the first two weeks of Tishrei, anyway? We have plenty of extra readings on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur without worrying […]

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Challenges & Changes Await Clergy, Congregants For High Holidays

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Last year, clergy and congregants alike hoped that last year’s High Holiday services over Zoom or being live-streamed was going to be a one-off, and come 2021, we’d all be back, masks off, carefree, and ready to pack back into sanctuaries around the Twin Cities. About that… While we certainly aren’t there, what some synagogues […]

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