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Jews and Muslims: Understanding a Complex Relationship

February 18, 2018

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The Jewish Studies for a Better World Sunday brunch series, featuring Professor Daniel Schroeter from the Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Minnesota and Steve Hunegs, Executive Director of JCRC, will explore Jewish-Muslim history from the 7th century to modern times. We will discuss mutual influence in the development of Halacha and Sharia law, the complicated inter-relations between these communities in medieval times, and present-day challenges and prospects.

J-Pride Goes to the Guthrie

February 18, 2018

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Join J-Pride for a night out at the theater to see “Indecent” at the Guthrie. Take in the compelling and cutting edge story, followed by drinks and dessert at Sea Change. Tickets range from $16-$21. Ticket includes dessert and a happy hour beverage on us! Difference in ticket price is based on location in the theater. All tickets must be purchased by Monday, Jan. 15. Buy tickets here: https://www.jfcsmpls.org/event/j-pride-goes-guthrie/ **These special discounted tickets are only available for a limited time!…

Tuesday Torah Study

February 20, 2018

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Study related to the weekly Parsha (Torah portion) in classrooms 20-17. All are welcome! Contact Jennifer at [email protected]

JDAIM Presents: The film “No Letting Go”

February 20, 2018

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No Letting Go is the story of a teen struggling with a debilitating mental illness and his mother who does everything to help him while also supporting the rest of her family. Discussion led by Anna Fox. JDAIM is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month.

Jewish Theater: Script-Reading, Guthrie Play and Discussion

February 22, 2018

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Come to Adath to read aloud Sholem Asch’s controversial 1907 play God of Vengeance on February 22. Attend the Guthrie Theater on March 8 to see the recent play Indecent, the Tony Award-winning play by Paula Vogel, followed by a private discussion with Guthrie Senior Dramaturg, Jo Holcomb. Indecent, which premiered on Broadway this past spring, is a theatrical play with music, inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Asch’s God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his 17-year-old…

Soul Sisters: The Untold Stories of Biblical Women

February 22, 2018

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Led by Hazzan Dulkin • One Thursday a month in the Adult Lounge Many of us have heard, told and retold the tales of our fearless matriarchs. Soul Sisters is a study group where we will explore the stories behind the stories, and discover both ancient and modern Midrashim that pull biblical women out of the shadows of the text, to help us to more fully understand them, and ourselves. Contact Jennifer at [email protected]

Heilicher Information Evening

February 22, 2018

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Please join us for an inside look at Heilicher, an accredited K-8 independent school. Learn more about academic, Hebrew, and Judaic Studies offerings, and hear from a panel of alumni, parents, and faculty about their Heilicher experiences. RSVP or schedule a tour at 952.381.3500 or [email protected]  

Building Healthy Family Relationships: A Program for Parents and Stepparents

February 22, 2018

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One of the best-kept secrets is that well-functioning relationships don’t just happen by chance. Healthy relationships require hard work, flexibility and an interest in change. This workshop will explore the complexities of family relationships and discuss tools and strategies from Debra Grayson’s new book, Building Healthy Family Relationships: A Workbook for Parents and Stepparents. Debra will be selling and signing books. There will also be a drawing for a free copy of her book. *** Debra is a Licensed Clinical Marriage…

Collected Stories

February 24, 2018

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Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company presents Collected Stories by Donald Margulies (February 24 – March 18 2018). Two women take the stage for this dramatic play about an author and her student protégé, kicking off Women’s History Month this March. SYNOPSIS Ruth Steiner is a respected author in the autumn of her career when she hires Lisa, a graduate student, to be her assistant. Under Ruth’s mentorship, Lisa’s talent is unleashed, but when Lisa writes a novel based upon Ruth’s past,…

Judaism Behind the Veil

February 25, 2018

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One Sunday morning a month, join Jim Sherman and Scott Gordon for minyan, brunch, and learning. Jim leads the discussion and Scott makes the breakfast. The schedule of topics/dates is as follows: January 14: The Chosen People February 25: The Shofar March 25: Tallit, Tefillin, and Mezzuzah April 29: The Dietary Laws May 27: The Hereafter If you have questions, please contact Jim Sherman at [email protected] or 612.267.1555.