Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Fantle Family Fund to host ‘Cravings’ cabaret May 10 at St. Paul JCC

Belle Linda Halpern will present her highly acclaimed cabaret “Cravings: Songs of Hunger and Satisfaction” 7 p.m. Thursday, May 10 at the St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Ave. Belle Linda Halpern The cabaret is described as a “funny and thought-provoking look at our search for what feeds us.” Songs will range from Tin Pan […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Sholom board of directors appoints new CEO

The board of directors of Sholom has announced the appointment of Benjamin Laub as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Laub currently serves as senior executive director of Windsor Healthcare and has an extensive background in executive management in similar health care environments. In addition to his experience in operations, he has been actively involved […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

J Street event set for May 7

J Street will host the “Future of Pro-Israel Local Launch” 7 p.m. Monday, May 7 at the Sabes JCC, 4330 Cedar Lake Rd. S., St. Louis Park. Participants will learn about the work done at the recent J Street 2012 national conference and how the organization is “redrawing the lines about what it means to […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Tzipi Livni resigns from Knesset

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former opposition leader Tzipi Livni resigned from Israel’s Knesset. Livni delivered a prepared statement on Tuesday afternoon announcing her departure from the legislature prior to a meeting with Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin at which she submitted her letter of resignation. She did not take any questions from reporters. “I shall continue to work […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Sharei Chesed to host Kabbalat Shabbat, dinner

Sharei Chesed Congregation will host Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 11 at the synagogue, 1712 Hopkins Crossroad, Minnetonka. Music (before Shabbat) will be led by Amanda and Berek Awend, who have recently released a CD with original melodies for Shabbat songs inspired by the arrival of their child, Ezra. Following dinner, psychologist […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Benzion Netanyahu’s role in U.S. politics

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s father, Benzion, died Monday, leaving an interesting legacy in the United States By RAFAEL MEDOFF NEW YORK (JTA) — Benzion Netanyahu — historian, one-time political activist and father of Israel’s prime minister — died Monday in Jerusalem at 102. An accomplished scholar and the patriarch of one of Israel’s most important […]

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Federation Lunch ’n Learn to feature talk by daughter of Holocaust survivor

Irene Gut Opdyke was just a girl when Germany invaded Poland — 17 years old, a nursing student, Polish patriot and good Catholic girl. Disgusted by the suffering inflicted on the local Jews, Irene began to resist; she snuck food and blankets from the hotel where she worked as a waitress to Jews in the […]

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