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ENGAGE!

February 5, 2022

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Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on. $12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30 All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour. Saturday, February 5 Names, Naming and The Name with Earl Schwartz and Nina Samuels Wild Sea Stories of the Talmud with Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Advocacy in Action or Inaction with Rafi Forbush and Heather Miller Sunday, February 6 Reading Our Sages: What Is…

ENGAGE!

February 6, 2022

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Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on. $12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30 All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour. Saturday, February 5 Names, Naming and The Name with Earl Schwartz and Nina Samuels Wild Sea Stories of the Talmud with Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Advocacy in Action or Inaction with Rafi Forbush and Heather Miller Sunday, February 6 Reading Our Sages: What Is…

ENGAGE!

February 7, 2022

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Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on. $12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30 All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour. Saturday, February 5 Names, Naming and The Name with Earl Schwartz and Nina Samuels Wild Sea Stories of the Talmud with Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Advocacy in Action or Inaction with Rafi Forbush and Heather Miller Sunday, February 6 Reading Our Sages: What Is…

ENGAGE!

February 8, 2022

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Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on. $12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30 All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour. Saturday, February 5 Names, Naming and The Name with Earl Schwartz and Nina Samuels Wild Sea Stories of the Talmud with Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Advocacy in Action or Inaction with Rafi Forbush and Heather Miller Sunday, February 6 Reading Our Sages: What Is…

Queer Comedy Night presented by Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest

February 19, 2022

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Queer Comedy Night Queer comedy night is back with some of the hottest Jewish-queer comedy stars in the country. Headliners: Guy Branum (X-Play, Chelsea Lately) and Robby Hoffman (Netflix, Dykevice) featuring Jared Goldstein (The Laugh Factory) and Geulah Finman (SF Sketchfest). Suggested age 18+ – may include strong language and mature themes. Robby Hoffman is a small, ex-Hasidic, queer, Jewish, stand-up comedian, writer and true original. She was named one of Vulture’s “Top Comedians to Watch” in 2020, one of…

Guns, Safety and Jewish Community Security – A Town Hall Conversation

March 13, 2022

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Given the horrifying attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville Texas, the recent attacks in Pittsburgh and Poway, and the pervasive fear and danger we face as Jews in an environment of increasing antisemitism and hate-based bias, we recognize that not only is it time to reconvene our community around our shared values and our shared commitment to our community’s safety, but it is also time to engage a broader representation of our community in the conversation. Our panel will…

“From Pulpit to Stage: Liturgical Song (Piyyut) as Pop Song”

March 30, 2022

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What is the origin of the communal singing of Hebrew poems (piyyut) such as Adon ‘olam during synagogue services? Piyyut was born in the 5th to 6th century CE as an extension of the statutory prayers sanctioned by rabbinical authorities after the destruction of the Second Temple, and it became a backbone of Jewish prayer as well as a bone of contention regarding its status in worship. It also spread beyond formal synagogue rituals to special religious events, family celebrations, and now to the…

Twin Cities Yom Hashoah Commemoration

April 28, 2022

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Yom Hashoah 2022 will take place at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. The Yom HaShoah Commemoration is co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Children of Holocaust Survivors Association of Minnesota (CHAIM), Temple Israel, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, St. Paul Jewish Federation, Generations After MN, and the Micki and Mort Naiman Holocaust Education Fund.

Experience Israel 2023

April 16, 2023

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Save the dates for the trip of a lifetime! Brought to you by the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, Experience Israel 2023 will bring the Minnesota Jewish community to Israel in celebration of a monumental 75 years of Israeli independence. Join us April 16–23, 2023 as we dance, explore, learn, volunteer, and forge connections with each other and Israel over the course of one inspiring week. Customize your trip to fit your passions, and connect with a community of amazing peers. Plus,…