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Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Sven Sundgaard’s Jewish connection

KARE 11 News meteorologist embraces Judaism and tries to live its values each day By SAMANTHA EZRILOV KARE 11 News meteorologist Sven Sundgaard was raised as a Lutheran in Cottage Grove. He was not regularly exposed to Jewish people or Jewish culture, and had only stepped foot in a synagogue maybe once or twice growing […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Shir Tikvah welcomes Jason Rodich

The St. Louis Park native will serve the shul as assistant rabbi and director of lifelong learning By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Rabbi Jason Rodich describes the Minneapolis Jewish community in which he grew up as “profoundly transformational.” He and his family were members of Temple Israel, where he attended religious school, and […]

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Community garden promotes connection to Jewish values

The Sabes JCC’s new inclusive garden offers benefits for youth day campers, seniors and those with disabilities By SAMANTHA EZRILOV Greenery surrounded Makai Dorfman, Judaic and garden specialist at the Sabes JCC’s Camp Olami, as he enthusiastically walked through the garden that he helped create. He explained its unique qualities. “It’s shaped like a menora,” […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Doing good around the Jewish world

AJW Staff Report A “Global Symposium” hosted by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) and Jewish Federations from around the Midwest drew around 200 attendees on Monday. The audience gathered at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis heard updates on the situation of Jewish communities in Ukraine, Hungary, South America, Israel and other locales. […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Cease-fire or reoccupy?

Israeli leaders are divided as to what will be the Gaza endgame By BEN SALES TEL AVIV (JTA) — The air war has become a ground war. The Israeli population, always on edge, has become a nation in mourning. And a military operation that nearly ended after eight days has become a bloody invasion of […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Shalom to the Baseball Hall of Fame

Cooperstown’s Jewish mayor and Hall of Fame chief greet baseball’s elite By HILLEL KUTTLER BALTIMORE (JTA) — For Jeff Idelson, the director of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y., induction weekend is all about teamwork. “When you get to signature events [and] you’re in a small community, all the pieces […]

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

For two Americans, service to Israel ends in tragedy

Sean Carmeli and Max Steinberg were among the 13 Israeli soldiers killed in heavy fighting on Sunday By HILLEL KUTTLER BALTIMORE (JTA) — Sean Carmeli, a sergeant in the Israeli army, was stationed in Israel’s South awaiting possible orders to enter Gaza. He was exchanging Facebook messages with his friend Ian Benisti, a U.S. Marine […]

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

‘A Community Gathering for Israel’ – Thursday

“A Community Gathering for Israel” will take place 7:30 pm Thursday, July 24 at Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Lane W., Minnetonka. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has been confirmed as a speaker. Those attending are asked to make reservations (HERE), and to allow additional time for security screening. This event is sponsored by the Jewish […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

A better day center for the elderly

Millennium Adult Day Care offers engaging activities for seniors, which can allow them to remain independent and delay out-of-home placement By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Lena Merman was a teenager when she and her extended family — including her grandparents — immigrated to the United States from Russia. While she described the […]

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Hearing set in Hebrew National lawsuit

AJW Staff Report A motion to dismiss the lawsuit charging that Hebrew National hot dogs are not “100% kosher,” as widely advertised over the years, will be heard July 31 in Dakota County District Court — where the lawsuit was originally filed in 2012. The defendant, ConAgra Foods, Inc., the parent company of Hebrew National, […]

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