September 2019 Get the Folk Out!

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Sorry, this one’s a little late & after the long weekend, friends. I’m guessing (hoping?) I’m not alone in September sneaking up on me. Last night, I saw the first leaves of the year drop with a gust of wind… but then, my spirits were picked right back up watching everyone go to school for […]

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TC Jewfolk’s 2019/5780 High Holiday Guide

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We’re just about a month away from the start of the Jewish holiday season, so we’re bringing you TC Jewfolk’s comprehensive guide to high holiday services across the region and religious spectrum. No matter where you are or what kind of service you prefer, we’ve got your high holidays hookup for the 10th year in […]

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High Holiday Dinner/Break-Fast Matchmaking

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ICYMI, Rosh Hashanah begins the evening of Sunday, September 29, and Yom Kippur begins on Tuesday, October 8. The holidays continue with Sukkot, which begins on the evening of Oct. 13, and they finally come to an end with Simchat Torah on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Basically, it’s a whole month of celebration! And TC Jewfolk […]

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Reflections as Campers Rejoin the Real World

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In the past weeks, parents have welcomed back their children from summer camp. They had been looking forward to hugging their tired, tan bodies and hearing their children’s voices, hoarse from ruach-filled singing. Our kids came home with piles of laundry and the clay sculptures they made in art. They came home carrying with them […]

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Jews Say “Close the Camps” on Tisha B’av

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Fifty Jewish groups across the United States assembled in protest of ICE on a day of mourning, Tisha B’av. United We Dream, an immigrant-led organization, asked allies to hold vigils and protests outside of ICE offices, so Jewish organizations came together to host Tisha B’Av Action: Jews Say #CloseTheCamps. One of these assemblies took place […]

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Four Ways To Get Out Of A Funk

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“Hi! How are you?” asks an acquaintance at a grocery store. “I’ve been better,” I answer. “We have two close relatives in the ICU right now and…” I’m about to continue but their facial expression is indicating they’re sorry they asked. Honesty may not be the best policy in this situation. We have been experiencing […]

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Rabbis Respond: June 2019

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Each month, we’re asking rabbis across the Twin Cities a different question (via the Minnesota Rabbinic Association). Here’s the question for June; the answers are as written by the rabbi: In this Pride month, how is your synagogue inclusive of LGBTQ+ Jews? Beth Jacob Congregation On June 28, we are sponsoring a Kiddush in honor […]

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