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From Vilna to Suburbia: Searching for a New/Old Identity

April 21, 2021

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Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Beth Jacob Congregation Present: From Vilna to Suburbia: Searching for a New/Old Identity Register here to join this series on Zoom Chaim Grade and Philip Roth were among the American Jewish community’s most illustrious 20th century authors. Two of their more famous works, Grade’s My Quarrel with Hersch Rasseyner (1948) and Roth’s Eli The Fanatic (1959) intersect each other in intriguing and informative ways. Join Professor Earl Schwartz and Rabbi Barry Cytron for a five-part exploration of these stories and their…

Jewish Community Foundation Presents: Donor Advised Fund Lunch and Learn

April 22, 2021

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Ever heard of a donor-advised fund? Want to know how you can grow your charitable dollars, help out the community, and do it in a tax beneficial way? Please join the Jewish Community Foundation to learn all about donor-advised funds and how they can help you maximize your giving. Email [email protected] for more details.    

Reparations in St. Paul: An Update and Our Role

April 23, 2021

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A Discussion with Jane Prince, St. Paul City Council, 7th Ward and Trahern Crew, co-chair St. Paul Reparations Steering Committee Food for Thought before Services, Friday, April 23, 5-6 pm Co-sponsored by NCJW Minnesota and Mount Zion’s Tzedek Committee The Tzedek Committee has prioritized racial justice for many years and has felt a renewed sense of urgency in this work since the murder of George Floyd last year. We conducted one-to-one conversations with Mount Zion members last summer on racial, immigrant and…

From Vilna to Suburbia: Searching for a New/Old Identity

April 28, 2021

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Adath Jeshurun Congregation and Beth Jacob Congregation Present: From Vilna to Suburbia: Searching for a New/Old Identity Register here to join this series on Zoom Chaim Grade and Philip Roth were among the American Jewish community’s most illustrious 20th century authors. Two of their more famous works, Grade’s My Quarrel with Hersch Rasseyner (1948) and Roth’s Eli The Fanatic (1959) intersect each other in intriguing and informative ways. Join Professor Earl Schwartz and Rabbi Barry Cytron for a five-part exploration of these stories and their…

Atid Presents: Will “Vergangenheitsbewältigung” Become The Next German Loanword in American English?

April 29, 2021

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In Germany, the “national story” is crowded with lessons about what you should never do again. Working through the past is an ongoing project in Germany and has often been as controversial as it is in the US right now. With that in mind, how has Holocaust education and remembrance developed in Germany since the 1960s? What did the student revolt of 1968 have to do with it? Why did it take 23 years of debate before Universität Düsseldorf changed…

Keeping the Spirit Alive: A Conference to Caregivers Supporting a Loved One with Alzheimer’s or Dementia

May 2, 2021

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Keeping the Spirit Alive, the conference to caregivers supporting a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia is designed to support caregivers and let them know that they are not alone on their journey. This free conference for caregivers, family members, lay leaders, clergy and professionals provides practical approaches for caregiving, tactics to take care of the caregiver, plus educational and research updates about dementia, through a Jewish lens. The conference also provides information about community resources that are available. JFCS…

Allen-Gorin Annual Lecture featuring Bernard Avishai & Sam Bahour

May 2, 2021

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“Israel and Palestine—Independent and Interdependent” With Bernard Avishai & Sam Bahour; moderated by Sharon Press Free registration and more info at Beth-Jacob.org/AGlecture. Beth Jacob Congregation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Allen-Gorin Annual Lecture. This year, we’ll hear from Bernard Avishai and Sam Bahour about a different approach to peace. Read more about it at the registration link, and register to join us on Zoom from Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Mendota Heights on May 2! The Allen-Gorin Lecture will present an…