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September Book Group Discussion – The Guest Book: A Novel by Sarah Blake

September 23, 2021

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September Book Group Discussion – The Guest Book: A Novel by Sarah Blake An exquisitely written, poignant family saga that illuminates the great divide, the gulf that separates the rich and poor, black and white, Protestant and Jew. Spanning three generations, The Guest Book deftly examines the life and legacy of one unforgettable family as they navigate the evolving social and political landscape from Crockett’s Island, their family retreat off the coast of Maine. Blake masterfully lays bare the memories and mistakes…

Retracing Jewish Roots on the North Dakota Prairie – Stories and Lessons about Life, Family, and Faith

September 23, 2021

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The presentation is virtual. Rebecca Bender, who spent most of her life in Minnesota, and now makes her home in South Dakota, is co-author with her father, Kenneth Bender, of the book Still (North Dakota State University Press 2019).  Still has won the Independent Press Award (1st Place) and Midwest Book Award (Gold Medal). Still is an inspiring, tragic, and heartwarming nonfiction biography/memoir of five generations of a Jewish family on three continents, and Rebecca’s journey to collect, preserve, and share her ancestors’ unique stories. From persecution and pogroms…

Info Session: 2022 Jewish Journey to Eastern Europe

September 23, 2021

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Join us on Thursday, September 23, 6-7 p.m. CST, for a special event with Ann Toback, the CEO of the Workers Circle to learn about the Workers Circle May 2022 Jewish Journey to Eastern Europe. This is the third Jewish Journey that the Workers Circle has organized since 2018 and it is a special trip that gives participants the opportunity to experience yiddishkayt culture in the places where it all began. Trip participants will be led by a team of…

Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom

October 3, 2021

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On Sunday, October 3 at 10 a.m., Hadassah Minneapolis will present Karen Gooen, author of Searching for Bubbe Fischer: The Path to Mah Jongg Wisdom, who will talk about the wisdom she gained learning to play mah jongg. Get some tips to be a better player and learn why playing mah jongg is good for you psychologically. The program will be on Zoom, with a cost of $10 per person, plus an optional donation to support Hadassah Medical Center. The…

A Celebration Honoring Cantor Audrey Abrams

October 17, 2021

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October 17, 2021 Join us for a musical celebration honoring Cantor Audrey Abrams as she officially retires as Beth El Synagogue’s Cantor. 7:00 pm | A dessert reception will follow This celebration is free to attend, but registration is required. You can help ensure Beth El continues our long legacy of musical appreciation, congregational leadership, and pastoral support with a gift to support the new Cantorial Chair in honor of Cantors Audrey Abrams and Neil Newman. October 24, 2021 The…

Concert with Cantor Azi Schwartz

October 24, 2021

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October 17, 2021 Join us for a musical celebration honoring Cantor Audrey Abrams as she officially retires as Beth El Synagogue’s Cantor. 7:00 pm | A dessert reception will follow This celebration is free to attend, but registration is required. You can help ensure Beth El continues our long legacy of musical appreciation, congregational leadership, and pastoral support with a gift to support the new Cantorial Chair in honor of Cantors Audrey Abrams and Neil Newman. October 24, 2021 The…

Shared Experiences: Jewish Women and Small Communities Part 3

November 14, 2021

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Elisa Korenne will lead a panel of Jewish women who grew up in small communities to explore their experiences. Elisa is a city girl who moved from Brooklyn, New York—a metropolis with a population of 8.25 million—to New York Mills, Minnesota, a nook of a town with a population of 1,197, where she is the only Jew. This part three of a three-part series where we will hear from amazing women as they recall their life experiences as Jews from…

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration

May 5, 2022

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Save the Date! More info to come!