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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Yossi Beilin to speak at J Street town hall

As part of a series of nationwide town hall meetings organized by J Street, Dr. Yossi Beilin, former member of Knesset, minister of Justice and deputy minister of Foreign Affairs, will speak to local pro-Israel activists about U.S.-led efforts to reach a two-state resolution. Beilin will speak 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 31 at Mount Zion […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Hadassah Medical Organization faces financial crisis

Hadassah hospital is saddled with nearly $370 million in debt and an annual deficit exceeding $85 million, jeopardizing what is widely regarded as one of Israel’s finest health care facilities By BEN SALES JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Sarah Wetsman Davidson Hospital Tower stretches 223 feet skyward, welcoming visitors in a bright, expansive lobby strung with […]

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Kabbala workshop to take place March 28-30

“Kabbalah and the Power of Dreaming Workshop,” led by Dr. Catherine Shainberg, will take place March 28-30 in Room E1220 in the main lobby at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 800 E. 28th St., Minneapolis. Shainberg is described as one of the world’s leading Imagery practitioners, and the founder and director of the School of Images in […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Mpls. restaurant hosts event with Nazi theme + UPDATE

AJW Staff Report Gasthof Zur Gemutlichkeit, a popular German restaurant in northeast Minneapolis, hosted a Christmas party for a group of World War II re-enactors, which included persons dressed as SS officers and Nazi flags hung on the walls. The weekly City Pages posted an online story yesterday, which included a photo of the scene, […]

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Jewish mothers in Israel

Aish Minnesota and the Minneapolis Jewish Federation are providing an opportunity for local Jewish moms to visit Israel and come back inspired and engaged By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) has been organizing highly subsidized trips to Israel for women, primarily those with children under the age […]

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Shoah survivor leaves legacy of love, strength

Felicia Schulz, who survived Auschwitz and Bergen-Belsen, enjoyed a wonderful life with her family in St. Paul By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor When Felicia Schulz’s doctor suggested that she receive hospice care, her daughter, Helen Maarec, was told that meant she had just six months left. That was more than a year […]

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

AIPAC conference is all about comity

An emphasis of the conference was the breadth of AIPAC’s outreach, particularly among African Americans and Hispanics By RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — You’ve got your rousing church choir, your multi-denominational trio of rabbis quoting Torah, your montages of Israelis and Palestinians coming together and, above all, your pleas to please, please, please be nice […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

A family reunion 70 years in the making

 The unexpected discovery of an aunt, long thought to have perished in the Holocaust, led to a remarkable reunion for the family of Iris Tzafrir, of St. Louis Park By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Yehoshua (Lieblich) Tzafrir always felt alone in the world, believing himself to be the only member of his […]

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Fighting childhood hunger

The local Jewish community responds to a new report identifying the lunch policy of Minnesota public school districts, some of which turn away a child who can’t pay By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Many Minnesotans were shocked by recent news reports of 40 students in Salt Lake City who had their lunch […]

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

New Yorker repeats Super Bowl wager, wins $25,000

NEW YORK (JTA) — Another strange Super Bowl start paid off again for a perennial Jewish sports bettor. Jona Rechnitz, a 31-year-old real estate owner in New York, made $25,000 for wagering that the Seattle Seahawks would score the first points of Super Bowl XLVIII on a safety. Rechnitz’s proposition bet paid out at 50-1 […]

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