Rabbi Steven Leder Headlining St. Paul Jewish Federation Event

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Rabbi Steven Leder grew up in St. Louis Park, and it’s been a long time since he’s lived here by his own admission. But when he returns next week for the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul‘s Spring Fundraising Event, he will be bringing a message that all members of the community need to hear. […]

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March Get The Folk Out

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BE HAPPY – IT IS ADAR! Which means it is Purim celebration time! By the time this is published, the holiday will be in full swing, but there’s still a bunch of ways to get in on the fun. Check out TCJewfolk’s Purim roundup here. Be sure to check out all of the other fun […]

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Letter To The Editor: JCRC Responds To DACA Article

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Dear Editor, On behalf of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota (JCRC), I write in response to yesterday’s op-ed, “Why DACA Is a Jewish Issue,” which takes our organization to task for not responding earlier to President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, revoking protections for nearly […]

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How Being Critiqued Changed My Life

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The first time I attended a writer’s critique meeting I didn’t know what to expect, although visions of Great Gatsby soirees came to mind. I imagined intelligent conversations intermingled with witticisms, sartorial elegance, and as a nod to Hemingway and Poe, passing around glasses of wine and whiskey. The insightfulness of our remarks would be […]

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Why DACA Is A Jewish Issue

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On Jan. 17, 82 Rabbis and Jewish activists were arrested in the Senate office building for protesting President Trump’s plan to end DACA and Congress’ impasse, since he announced its end in September, to write it into federal law. On the 18th, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas posted a Forward […]

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Creating a Global Jewish Community of Doers

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We’ve all read articles or heard speakers about how the divide between American Jews and their Israeli counterparts has never been wider – but what’s anyone DOING about it? 248 CAN (Community Action Network), a Partnership2Gether program of the Jewish Agency for Israel, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation (and a few other North American Jewish Federations), […]

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