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On One Foot: An Introduction to Judaism Class

April 27, 2021

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Judaism is not just a religion or a culture or people, or even a way of living in the world – it is a world unto itself, encompassing ancient and newer rituals, complex ideas, and thousands of years of history.  If you’ve been curious about Jewish learning but didn’t know where to start, this class is for you! Join Beth Jacob Congregation’s Rabbi Adam Rubin and Rabbi Tamar Magill-Grimm, as well as some guest teachers, on Zoom for an adventure…

JFCS Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour

April 27, 2021

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Please join us for a Virtual Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hour! Tuesday, April 27 @ 5pm on Zoom In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we will gather together to thank our JFCS volunteers and celebrate your ongoing dedication and commitment to serving our community. We are so grateful for your generosity and willingness to help in this difficult time. Judy Halper, JFCS CEO, and Jeff Barin, JFCS Board President will provide an update on how JFCS has pivoted during COVID-19, so…

Sholom Shred-It

April 28, 2021

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Shred-it is coming to Sholom! (Until bins are full!) Bring important papers to shred in the secure Shred-it bins in the buildings (limit 2 bags or boxes per person) Building tours available—Observing COVID protocols Free and open to the public Drop off your papers. Call to make your reservation! Knollwood Place Apartments LOBBY 3630 Phillips Parkway St. Louis Park, MN 55426 CALL to reserve your place observing COVID protocols Susie: 952.939.1605 or Roitenberg Asst. Living LOBBY 3610 Phillips Parkway St.…

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…

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class

April 29, 2021

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Registration is being accepted for “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a six-week educational series that has been shown to have a positive impact on caregiver’s health. The class will meet from 4:00 to 5:30PM via Zoom each Thursday from April 8 through May 13.

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…

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Shabbat Shalom! Digital Candle Lighting

April 30, 2021

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Social distancing can’t stop us from bringing the community together in a safe, affirming way. Join us Friday evenings for Shabbat candle lightings on Facebook Live. Each week, a different Twin Cities Jewish community leader guides us in creating Sabbath light in the midst of these uncertain times.

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…