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Dementia Caregivers Support Group

December 10, 2018

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JFS, in partnership with Sholom Home East and the Alzheimer’s Association, facilitates a caregiver support group for people who are providing care to a loved one suffering from dementia.

Mussar: A Jewish Path to Personal Growth

December 10, 2018

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With Rabbi Harold Kravitz and Jennifer Gray Enrich your life by listening to your inner soul traits (middot). We will explore a Jewish spiritual path of contemplative exercises and text study to help create personal transformations and deepen your connection with yourself, your community, and God. RSVP required

Biblical Hebrew 2

December 11, 2018

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This class is a continuation of last year’s Introduction to Biblical Hebrew, but it is open to anyone who is conversant with the major binyanim and the elementary grammar of Biblical Hebrew. Our goal is to use the fundamentals we’ve acquired over the past year to increase our vocabulary and fluency with the Hebrew of the Siddur and Tanach. We’ll be using The First Hebrew Reader: Guided Selections from the Hebrew Bible, by Jessica Goldstein, EKS Publishing Co. New students may…

Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across Our Differences

December 11, 2018

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Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis & Beth El Synagogue Present:  Better Angels Skills Workshop: How to Talk Across Our Differences Are you feeling burnt-out by the never-ending cycle of news and figuring out the best way to discuss political issues in a meaningful way that embraces diverse views and opinions?  If so, please join us for the Better Angels Skills Workshop to: Learn skills to have respectful conversations with people who disagree with you. Clarify differences Search for…

St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra Concert

December 12, 2018

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One of the oldest community orchestras in the United States, the St. Paul JCC Symphony Orchestra has a 90+ year tradition of excellence! Our 45-piece, volunteer orchestra practices and performs arrangements selected by director and conductor, Amir Kats, who is beginning his seventh season leading the St. Paul JCC’s Symphony Orchestra. 7:00 pm: Pre-Concert talk with Conductor Amir Kats .  7:30 pm: Concert. Concert program: Haydn–The Representation of Chaos from The Creation oratorio Beethoven–The Consecration of the House overture Brahms–Symphony…

Modern Hebrew with Dr. Jonathan Paradise

December 12, 2018

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Professor Jonathan Paradise will teach a 16-week introductory modern Hebrew language course, teaching conversation, short readings, listening comprehension practice and writing skills.

“The Penalty” – A Film Screening

December 13, 2018

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Join us for a screening of the documentary film, The Penalty, as it follows three people caught in the cross-hairs of capital punishment and the political landscape that could decide their fate.

Shalom Baby Schmooze

December 14, 2018

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In partnership with PJ Library and Newman School, JFS will offer Shalom Baby Schmooze on the second Friday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Newman, 768 Hamline Avenue South, St. Paul.  

Family Fridays

December 14, 2018

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Camp Herzl & Adath present the Family Fridays program!

Beginning Torah Reading

December 15, 2018

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With Todd Werner Shabbat Mornings in the Library*: November 3, 10 & 17, December 1, 8, 15 & 22 10-11 a.m. *Nov 3 & Dec 1 in the Adult Lounge Interested in reading Torah? Join us to learn how to read Torah and prepare a short reading for a Shabbat. All you need is a working knowledge of phonetic Hebrew reading! Free – everyone welcome RSVP required (walk ins welcome during the first 2 sessions – November 3 & 10)