The leaves have turned, the weather is colder, and beyond all that, it hasn’t been the easiest of weeks to be a Jew. I’ve been incredibly impressed, but not surprised, to see how our community has come together. This is not normal, and together we’ll get through it.
On a lighter note – there is a ton going on this month to add some meaning to our lives. Volunteering, spending time with friends, all of these events have an aspect of community in them. Stay warm, stay strong, stay together, VOTE – and Get the Folk Out!
All Month Long
Now through November 11th.
The Minnesota Jewish Theater Company Presents: The Last Schwartz. On the anniversary of their father’s death, three brothers and their sister return to the family home for the unveiling memorial service. Grounded in painful pasts, this wacky comedy/drama explores Jewish identity and the question of cultural continuity within family dynamics.
Early November – Volunteer & Community
November 1 @ 6:30 p.m.
Join NextGen to fill gift bags for teens with candy and movie tickets in support of our Hag Sameach program. Instead of going shopping this year at Target, we are asking those who are able to come to please bring an AMC Theater Gift Card worth 2 movie tickets or more or an $18 donation. NextGen will be making a contribution match up to a specific amount towards the gift cards donated at the event.
November 3 @ 6:30 p.m.
The evening kicks off with a Sponsors-only pre-party featuring heavy appetizers and hosted drinks at 6:30 pm. Doors open for general admission ticket holders at 8 p.m. Join us Saturday night, November 3, 2018, at The Music Hall in Minneapolis. Kick off this celebration of Herzl Camp at our Sponsors-only pre-party, get a Taste of Herzl History, and sing along with chart-topping KT Tunstall!
November 5 @ 6 p.m.
YALA Twin Cities (A project of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations) is teaming up with Jewish Family Service of St. Paul! We’ll be continuing our annual tradition of volunteering and collecting items. We’ll create gift bags that will be delivered to families and individuals in need this holiday season.
We’ll meet at Target (more details on the event page) at 6. You’ll get your personalized shopping list. After the shopping, we’ll get together for a few beers and snacks (paid for by YALA) with your friends at Lake Monster Brewing!
November 6 – All Day
VOTE! Please VOTE! No Excuses… VOTE!!! The link above will bring you to 411vote.org which has all the info you need to register and info on the candidates. Also, the Secretary of State website has a sample ballot so you know everything there is to vote on at your polling place.
November 7 @ 5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Join YALA, TCJewfolk, JCRC, and Makom for this unique opportunity to meet with Sarah Tuttle-Singer, a brave, funny, insightful and charismatic American Israeli author who will speak about her new book, “Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered: One Woman’s Year in the Heart of the Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem.” Heavy Appetizers // Beer // Wine will be provided.
Proceeds from this event will go to Sarah’s favorite non-profit organization.
After the reception, you are welcome to join us for the main program Jerusalem: A Love Story with Sarah Tuttle-Singer.
November 10 @ 8 -10:45 p.m.
Join the St. Paul Jewish Federation and see The Last Schwartz, then stay to learn how actors, staff, and designers make the production happen. The $38 tickets will be discounted, so you pay only $10 for an engaging evening of theater and insight! Be sure to register by Nov. 7th to be a part of this awesome, integenerational experience!
November 12 @ 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
As young professionals trying to find a balance between making ends meet, saving for retirement, and being a generous donor can be challenging. Having a clear understanding of your financial goals and a plan to maximize the reach of each of your dollars can be extremely valuable. Robyn and Steven bring together the tools you can use to be an impactful donor without jeopardizing your budget or financial independence.
November 12 @ 7 p.m.
Tal Brody was an All-Big Ten & All-American basketball player at the University of Illinois. Brody will discuss his first trip to Israel with the USA team to the 1965 Maccabiah Games, and his decision to give up his NBA career and taking up a challenge and make aliyah to Israel. Brody became one the most honored new immigrants in Israel’s history receiving at age 34, the highest civilian honor, the Israel Prize.
November 16 @ TBD
Join the Moishe House residents for everyone’s favorite excuse to party – Friendsgiving! Come on over for a hearty meal of kosher turkey, mashed potatoes, vegetables, and more! As always, we will supply the food, and you bring a drink to share! Everyone is welcome – please bring a friend!
November 18 @ 5 p.m.
Moishe House is hosting monthly movie nights! Join us in watching the first Harry Potter movies – we will provide popcorn, drinks and other snacks!
Finishing Up Right
November 20 @ 5 p.m.
Join JLink and writer/comedian Jon Savitt as he uses humor to explore topics including growing up, his Jewish identity, technology and more, in an effort to encourage others to ask questions, challenge beliefs, and find meaning in a world that doesn’t make sense.
November 28 @ 5:30 p.m.
Moishe House is sponsoring Happy Hour at Up-Down Bar in Minneapolis! Come hang out with your friends, catch up on Moishe House happenings, and have fun! We will provide some snacks for everyone.