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To Do

TC Jewfolk Virtual Events & Digital Community Event

Schedule a virtual hangout with Genevieve, our Community Engagement Manager!

Complete the 2020 Census

Vote!! Request your absentee ballot to vote by mail or find out where to vote in person

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To ReadThe NECHAMA shower trailer is set up at the Powderhorn Park sanctuary for encampment residents to use. (Photo courtesy Kristine Seabloom/NECHAMA)

Talmudic Wisdom Shows Up As Minnetonka Passes Mask Ordinance

Minnesota Rabbinical Association Advocates For Mask Mandate

NECHAMA Helping Locally In Powderhorn Park, On Lake Street

Some Local Orthodox Synagogues Slowly Reopen

Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Community Kicks Off $40M Campaign

St. Paul, Sabes JCCs Start Cautiously Reopening

Camps Butwin & Olami To Close For 2020

Sholom Opts For COVID Transparency, But Situation ‘Wearing’

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To Listen

Listen to “Who the Folk?! Cantor Tamar Havilio” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Who the Folk?! Listen to “Meyer Weinshel” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Who the Folk?! Aly Jones” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Behind ‘Jewish Girl Problems’ with Aly Silverberg” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Annexation” on Spreaker.

Listen to “1 on 1 with JTA’s Ron Kampeas” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Ariele Mortkowitz” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Miriam Kabakov” on Spreaker.

Listen to “Amanda Katz” on Spreaker.

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For Parents

Minnesota Mammalehs FB Group

Minnesota Mammalehs is a group for moms, and those expecting (a) child(ren), in the Minnesota Jewish community. Mommies of babies and kids of all ages are welcome. Anyone who identifies as a mom raising or having raised Jewish children and who resides in Minnesota or is moving here in the relatively near future, whether cisgender or transgender, is welcome to join.

Mammaleh Neighborhood groups: Eden Prairie/Minnetonka/SW, Edina, Hopkins Area (Golden Valley, Hopkins, Mtka), Minneapolis, Plymouth/Maple Grove, St. Paul/East Metro suburbs, AND Minnesota Jewish Mothers of Special Needs Kids

Mammalehs Recommend: Links for Families in Quarantine

A Not-Totally-Comprehensive but Fairly-Extensive List of Virtual Educational and Enrichment Opportunities for Families! Brought to you by Minnesota Mammalehs!

Parents of TC Jewish Teens FB Group

This site will be a place for us to share resources, opportunities, and advice. Unlike the similar site for younger children/parents, please DO NOT post anything personal about your own or other teens. This site will be a place to recommend books, programming, classes/tutoring, leadership opportunities, and more. It is a place to ask generic questions about teens but not a place to post personal questions about your own teens.

Parent Survival Guide from JCC Chicago

Talking About It Guide from Temple Israel

COVID-19 Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities from MN Department of Education

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For Kids

Kids & Families Guide from Sabes JCC

Resources for Quarantined Families from PJ Library

As communities seek to lower the impact of COVID-19, many families are spending a lot of time at home with their kids. One great way to pass time with your little ones is to read PJ Library books! Here are other ideas for ways to stay busy and have fun at home.

Home School Guide from Temple Israel

Learn from Home with the Science Museum of Minnesota

Stuck at Home from the Davidson Institute of Science

Science-y trivia games, videos, experiments and many other activities to enjoy!

Amazing Educational Resources: Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions

2020 COVID-19 Time Capsule template

For Teens & Young Adults

BBYO On Demand

A Brand New Virtual Experience for Jewish Teens Worldwide

Collective Compassion from Jewish Teens Thrive

A Mental Health Awareness Month (May) Resource for teens and adults
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For 20s & 30s

YALA Twin Cities

YALA stewards the growth of individuals, supports the community organizations making their growth possible, and believes in fostering long-term relationships to involve Jewish young adults as volunteers, leaders, and visionaries today and for years to come.

Shabbat Alone, Together with OneTable

Friday night with OneTable is all about feeling good, and we’re looking at ways to keep that magic of Shabbat, while protecting the health and safety of one another. Shabbat happens every week whether there are 15 people at your table or you’re lighting candles alone, so while we cannot support in-person dinners that are open to the community at this time, we’ve lifted the restrictions on the minimum of people needed to host a OneTable dinner. We’re here to nourish you and your roommate(s), or even just you creating the space to make your Friday night a little special.

Covid Grief Network

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For Everyone

St. Paul Virtual JCC

Sabes Virtual JCC


Enter what we hope will become a 24/7 digital festival of Jewish culture, including conversations, interviews, rituals, music, services, and more.

Resources for Caring for Yourself and Others from Temple Israel

Hennepin County Library Online Resources

Hennepin County Parks, Streets, & Neighborhoods Toolkit

Ramsey County Library Online Resources

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Mental Health

Collective Trauma Summit 2020: September 22 – October

How to Stop Freaking the %#[email protected] Out: DURING A PANDEMIC! from Ellie Family Services

Counseling and Mental Health Services from Jewish Family & Children’s Service

RUACH: Emotional and Spiritual Support

We are Jewish emotional and spiritual care providers looking to help you during these challenging times. We are not a private practice, but a 100% volunteer-run initiative made up of therapists, social workers, rabbis, chaplains, and providers-in-training offering support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Care givers span the Jewish spectrum, and provide LGBTQIA+ affirming and assessable care.

Twin Cities Mental Health Support

MN Mental Health Providers of Color Database created by Larry Yang

Low-cost therapy options

Online Resources & Events Calendar from NAMI Minnesota

Online support groups, free classes, information & links to mental health resources

Viral Calm & Make My Day Bright

Sibling sites designed to help flatten the worry curve while we go through Corona. Created by a local Jewish freelance web designer!

Collective Compassion from Jewish Teens Thrive

A Mental Health Awareness Month (May) Resource for teens and adults

Days of Gratitude

The Blue Dove Foundation

Our Brave New World Together

Try a Mindfulness App: Calm & Headspace offer free trials

Behavioral Health & COVID-19 from MN Department of Health

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Do A Mitzvah

How Volunteering Can Help Your Mental Health


‘Visit’ Seniors with Virtual Visit Friend or Friendly Remote Visitors

Volunteer for JFCS’s Hag Sameach program or Chanukah in August

Volunteer with PRISM, the food shelf that shares a building with JFCS

Volunteer as an on-call delivery driver with Meals On Wheels

Apply to work/volunteer as an Election Judge (Hennepin County | Ramsey County)

Give Tzedakah

Locally, you can support your synagogue’s Tzedakah projects, JFCS’s Emergency Financial Assistance Fund or Family Care Kit Fund, Minneapolis Jewish Federation’s COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund, The Headwaters Foundation for Justice’s Communities First Fund, Springboard for the Arts’ Emergency Relief Fund for Artists, the Minnesota Freedom Fund, the Constellation Relief Fund, and/or another favorite local fund. We have also compiled a list of Mutual Aid Funds you can support. 

Globally, you can support UNICEF, Global Giving, DirectRelief, and many more.

Form a virtual pop-up giving circle and pool resources with friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors to make a greater group impact! Use Amplifier’s free Facilitator Guide and Participant Workbook.

Donate to a food shelf

Sholom has created wish lists to help residents. You can also join a weekly Solidarity Sing at Sholom East, Sundays 3:30-4 p.m. Wear a mask, dress colorfully, bring signs if you wish. A mobile sound system would be appreciated! Contact Sharon Jaffe for more info.

Contact Asian-American Organizations

Donate and ask how you can help reduce stigma and stand in solidarity with them.

Asian American Organizing Project

Asian Economic Development Association

China Service Ventures

Coalition of Asian American Leaders

Hmong American Partnership

Hmong Cultural Center

Korean Service Center

Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota

The SEAD Project (Southeast Asian Diaspora Development)

And always report racist discrimination

Donate Blood/Plasma

Memorial Blood Centers

American Red Cross

CSL Plasma

Helping Others Guide from Temple Israel

Join the Mask Movement

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