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Counting the Omer

April 1, 2018

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Join the Adath 7-Week Omer Challenge. Discover the benefits of committing to the spiritual practice of counting the Omer, the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. Each participant will be part of an online community and will receive a calendar with seven weeks of short practices around the daily counting. The challenge will include weekly meditations and middot. You can still sign up by EMAILING Lindsay.

Soul Sisters: The Untold Stories of Biblical Women

April 26, 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]

Back to Bacharach

April 26, 2018

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Performed by The Chai-light Chorus, featuring classic songs by Burt Bacharach and his notable lyrical partners. Wednesday, April 25 at 7 p.m. and Thursday, April 26 at 3 p.m. Beth El Synagogue. $5 admission.

Im/migrations and the Other

April 26, 2018

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Im/migration and The Other Featuring work by Pamela Gaard, Steve Ozone & Susan Weinberg For The Record A community installation facilitated by Pamela Gaard MARCH 15 – APRIL 26 CLOSING RECEPTION: April 26 • 6 – 8 p.m. This exhibit features captivating photographs and paintings of local immigrants, refugees and those who are considered outsiders by society. Pamela Gaard, Steve Ozone & Susan Weinberg document the faces and identities of these brave individuals and explore how their experiences have shaped…

Spring Community Reception

April 26, 2018

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The Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul invites you to a Spring fund-raising event for the whole community featuring Rabbi Steve Leder, head Rabbi at the Wilshire Blvd. Synagogue in Los Angeles. He will be  speaking on “You Matter: Threats and Opportunities in the Jewish Community.  He is the author of the bestselling book More Beautiful Than Before: How Suffering Transforms Us.  There will be a book signing after his inspiring lecture. Come hear about Federation, taste delicious Kosher food, socialize with…

Golmah: The Jewish Wonder Woman

April 26, 2018

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Golmah: The Jewish Wonder Woman Written and Performed by Cia Sautter With Michael Hauser, guitar, and Dagmara Gutman. Sharon Jaffee Directed by Cynthia Uhrich; Art Direction by Paige Dansinger A re-do of the classic Golem story, in this one woman build the first magical creature of Prague for protection – sort of an early Me Too movement, but the entire story deals with the effects of discrimination, repression, and minority rights. Yet there is humor, history, and hope built into…

The Diary of Anne Frank at Park Square Theatre

April 26, 2018

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Park Square Theatre presents its annual production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, based on one of the 20th Century’s most inspiring and enduring narratives. The story comes to life in nine weeks of student performances and four public performances April 19, 22, 26, 28. This extraordinary account of eight Jewish people hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam is based on the personal diary of its protagonist. Anne Frank emerges from history as a lyrical and intensely gifted young woman. Her spirit,…

Scholar-in-Residence: Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin

April 27, 2018

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Co-Sponsored by Mount Zion’s Brotherhood Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin is one of American Judaism’s most-published and most-quoted thought leaders. Ever since his first book, Putting God on the Guest List: How to Reclaim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah (Jewish Lights Publishing), Rabbi Salkin has been known for his writing, teaching and activism. He spends his waking hours pondering and teaching about such questions as: “What is the Jewish mission in the world today?” “Why is Zionism…

A Humanist Perspective on Historic People and Events: Hannah Arendt

April 28, 2018

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Or Emet will host Molly Wilbur-Cohen for a presentation on Hannah Arendt, with a focus on her essay, ‘The Revolutionary Tradition and its Lost Treasure.’ Arendt is considered one of the most influential political theorists of the 20th century and is known for her writings on totalitarianism and on what she termed the “banality of evil.” Molly Wilbur-Cohen is a long time member of Congregation Or Emet and has been a peace and justice activist her entire adult life. She…

Nosh, Schmooze, & Celebrate Bet Shalom!

April 28, 2018

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Nosh, Schmooze, & Celebrate Bet Shalom at Bet Shalom‘s annual Spring Fundraiser.  Join Bet Shalom’s Family of Friends for an evening with Chef, Cooking Instructor and Entertainer Terry John Zila Hearty Appetizers Dessert Live & Silent Auctions Photos with Chime Costello By popular demand…the return engagement of own pianist Rita Lusky Pre-Reservations/Earlybird Deadline by April 16, 2018 $10 added per person for reservations made after April 16, 2018. Click here to purchase tickets You may also register in person at…