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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Alma: For ‘Jew-ish’ millennial women

New website will blend secular and Jewish content that addresses a young woman’s life By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — If you’re a young Jewish woman — or if you just happen to love Broad City or wacky recollections of Jewish summer camp — there’s a new website for you. Alma, which was launched Tuesday by 70 […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

A new twist on tabbouleh

By The Nosher (The Nosher via JTA) — Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with bulgur, tomatoes and a high ratio of chopped fresh herbs. It’s easy to make, fresh, delicious and healthy, making it a much-beloved side dish around the world. Instead of classic bulgur, we wanted to try a version made […]

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Talmud by the Lake

A summertime Jewish learning series will focus on texts connected to “The Lake.” No previous experience in Talmud necessary. All sessions are free and open to the public. The first session is tonight: Rabbi Esther Adler will lead a discussion on “Will There be Carob Trees?” It begins 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at Mount […]

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Online genealogy project seeks volunteers

Jewish history becomes personal with JewishGen, an online genealogy project By DORIS RUBENSTEIN Does your family have stories and myths about their immigration to America? Does its history stop at the shores of the New World? Do you despair of finding tombstones or memorial plaques that might fill in blanks in your extended family tree? […]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Eli Skora says farewell

St. Paul Federation honors departing executive director Eli Skora at June 6 annual meeting By MORDECAI SPECKTOR During the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul’s annual meeting last week at Mount Zion Temple, the honors and accolades rained down upon Eli Skora, who is retiring after 17 years as the organization’s executive director. Steve Brand, […]

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

Joseph Haj: ‘What humans do’

The Guthrie Theater’s Joseph Haj directs Stephen Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George by MAX SPARBER Sunday in the Park with George rather buffaloed audiences when it first came out in 1984. The musical, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, retold the story of the making of Georges Seurat’s pointillist masterpiece “A Sunday […]