The Power of Jewish Stories

Or Emet will host a Shabbat service followed by a program about Jewish storytelling and the legend of the Lamed Vavnik from 7:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Minnesota JCC Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis. The service will be led by Eva Cohen, Or Emet’s ritual leader and a Humanistic rabbi-in-training.

After the service, Faith Oremland, a Twin Cities storyteller and longtime member of Or Emet, will address questions such as: Can stories change the world? Is the legend of the Lamed Vavnik true and are you a Lamed Vavnik? What was Isaac Bashevis Singer thinking when he wrote “Gimpel the Fool”? Please join us for a lively discussion! A social time will follow the program.

All attendees must wear a mask and show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. Those who cannot attend in person may join over Zoom. Please register in advance here:

Or Emet’s events and programs may change per CDC and state guidelines during the pandemic. All updates and changes will be posted in Or Emet’s events calendar here:

Or Emet is a secular congregation celebrating and honoring Jewish culture, history and values from a humanistic, inclusive perspective. For more information about Or Emet, email [email protected] or visit


September 9
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4330 Cedar Lake Rd
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