Temple Israel, the first Jewish congregation in Minneapolis, was organized in 1878 and was originally named Shaarai Tov, “The Gates of Goodness.” The 23 founding members rented a hall at Nicollet and Washington Avenues for Friday night worship services, and taught Sunday school classes in the president’s home.
Havdallah Concert with Elana Arian
A one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Elana Arian’s engaging, inspirational music and rejoice in song. Free and open to all. Desserts will be available throughout and following the concert. RSVP by […]
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Bet Shalom Hosting Sing-A-Long Of Debbie Friedman’s Music
ebbie Friedman’s death 12 years on Jan. 9 shocked many, and in the years since, Cantor Tamar Havilio had organized a kumsitz – a musical gathering – of Friedman’s music […]
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New Faces In Town To Help Lead High Holiday Services
ith synagogues hiring new clergy to start on or around July 1, every year brings cantors and rabbis a challenge: Moving to a new city and a new congregation, not […]
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TC Queer Jews Piloting Mussar Learning Group
-Pride, the Jewish Twin Cities LGBTQ+ organization, is piloting a queer-only va’ad, or study group, to engage with Jewish Mussar teachings in partnership with Twin Cities Mussar and Temple Israel. […]
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Yotam Ottolenghi Headlines Temple Israel’s Annual Fundraiser
“He’s an extraordinary, not only cook, but person. He’s just someone who inspires people.” This is how Sylvia Kaplan describes award-winning restaurateur and bestselling cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi, who will […]
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With Eye On Refugee History, TC Jews Rally For Afghan Resettlement
n August 2021, tens of thousands of Afghans left behind homes, belongings, and family members to flee from the Taliban. The terrorist organization re-conquered Afghanistan after the U.S. withdrew from […]
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Bundle Up & Come Out For Luminary Havdalah
uring 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 […]
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Cantor Inbal Sharett-Singer Named As Next Temple Israel Cantor
Cantor Inbal Sharett-Singer will be Temple Israel's first woman cantor when she joins the synagogue this summer.
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TC Jewfolk’s 2021/5782 High Holiday Guide
The guide is here!
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Temple Israel’s Rabbi Glaser Announces Cancer Diagnosis
n a stunning email sent Friday morning, Temple Israel Rabbi Sim Glaser announced that he does not anticipate returning to his work at the Minneapolis synagogue after being diagnosed with […]
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TEKO, Ramah Receive Grants To Increase Inclusion
The camps are two of 13 to receive funding.
Finding A Nuanced Way To Teach Israel Education
A better way to talk about Israel than the conversation that often dominates Jewish life.
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TC Jewfolk’s 2020/5781 High Holiday Guide
e’re a couple of weeks away from the start of the Jewish holiday season that will be unlike one any of us have experienced. But that isn’t stopping us from […]
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Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Community Kicks Off $40M Campaign
Security, COVID-19 relief at the heart of the Kadima campaign.
Community Coming Together For Zoom Shavuot
ust as Zoom became an integral part of the Passover seder and the weekly Friday and Saturday services, Shavuot – which begins Thursday night, May 28 – is also joining […]
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MJF Gives $1 Million To Support Summer Camps
Minneapolis Jewish Federation saw camps closing as a possibility at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, and started planning.
Arts + Culture
Did Someone Say Summer? Tips For Families On Navigating An Uncertain Season
There will be many challenging decisions to make this summer.
Religion + Observance
Resources For A Socially-Distant Jewish Life
hile so much of our lives is being canceled because of coronavirus, religion is one that moves on. Fortunately, we have the technology and a LOT of synagogues are embracing […]
Jewish Job: Substitute Teacher At Temple Israel ECC
Job Title: Substitute teacher Organization Name: Temple Israel ECC Job Type: Part-time Salary Range: $13.25-$17 per hour Deadline: 12/18/20 Job Summary/Description: Our early childhood center is looking for creative, loving […]
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Your Purim Planning Primer
Start your holiday planning!
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Renowned Activist & Organizer Eric Ward Coming To Minneapolis
hether it’s 25,000 people marching in New York or 1,400 at Temple Israel in Minneapolis, it’s abundantly clear that the Jewish community is concerned about the rising tide of anti-Semitism. […]
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PJ Library’s Travelling Havdalah Adding 5th Stop
First Travelling Havdalah is Nov. 23.
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Showing Solidarity To Fight Hate Crimes
Bringing communities together to fight a common cause.
Who The Folk?!
Who The Folk?! Rabbi Tobias Moss
abbi Tobias Moss has a background in many different areas of the modern, movement-based Judaism. So what brought this newly-ordained rabbi to Temple Israel? We sit down with the Minneapolis […]
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TC Jewish Community & Allies Show Solidarity For Pittsburgh
n a show of unity with a grieving community nearly 900 miles away, more than 1,500 people packed into Temple Israel for a Service In Solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish […]
Hundreds Expected For Annual Mental Health Education Conference
This year marks the 18th (chai) anniversary of the conference.
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Who The Folk?! Rabbi Jason Klein
Get to know this lifelong East Coaster now settling in Minnesota!