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Luminary Havdalah

February 5, 2022

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Luminary Havdalah is a free community-wide gathering outdoors at Levin Park, just east of Lake of the Isles, at 7:00 p.m. on February 5—the evening of the Luminary Loppet festival. Jews and friends from around the Twin Cities are invited to come together to sing, celebrate, and bring some light into this special winter’s night. After an elaborate Havdalah ceremony featuring the a cappella group Shir Harmony and an immersive ritual, participants can head to Lake of the Isles to…

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…

Good Timing with Jo Firestone presented by Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest

February 17, 2022

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OPENING NIGHT! Good Timing with Jo Firestone Film Screening followed by a live virtual appearance by Jo Firestone HYBRID: Virtual & In-Person Event at Capp Center St. Paul During her weekly class at the Greenwich House Senior Center, comedian Jo Firestone teaches comedy to a group of seniors who prove to be more provocative, political and unfiltered on-stage than off. After the screening, Jo Firestone will join us live for a virtual conversation with Alicia Eler of the Star Tribune.…

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…

A Night of Jewish Storytelling presented by Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest

February 20, 2022

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A Night of Jewish Storytelling Back by popular demand, this event features a conglomeration of true stories told by members of the Twin Cities Jewish community in the spirit of humor and resilience. Storytellers coached by Amy Salloway of Story Club Minneapolis. (Ages 18+) Storytellers Include: Jonathan Gershberg, Max Hornstein, Steve Mintz, Amy Salloway, Jonathan Savitt, Riv Shapiro Hosted by: Riv Shapiro, Minnesota JCC Arts & Culture Producer  

“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…

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

May 5, 2022

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Save the Date! More info to come!