Wednesday, May 10th, 2017

Seven smartphone apps for religious Jews

By JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — These days there are smartphone applications for pretty much anything, from ordering food to finding a date to reporting anti-Semitic incidents. But what about tools for living a religious Jewish life? Well, there are apps for that, too. Whereas in the time before smartphones, observant Jews may have had to […]

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

Celebrate your grad in the Jewish World

The American Jewish World will publish a special section, “Honoring Our Graduates”, in the May 19 issue. AJW readers are encouraged to send in photos of their high school and college graduates, along with a brief bio (information about college or career plans, honors), which should not exceed 60 words. (There is a $10 charge […]

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Unlock your creativity

Peter Himmelman’s new book provides practical ideas for bringing your ideas to fruition By MORDECAI SPECKTOR Peter Himmelman’s new book, Let Me Out: Unlock Your Creative Mind and Bring Your Ideas to Life (Tarcher Perigree), includes a photo of the author with renowned local musician and songwriter Steven Greenberg. The snapshot from 1980 documents a […]

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Hadassah Minneapolis announces Oct. 9 event

Hadassah Minneapolis will honor their Gourmet Group that has been meeting for more than 50 years on Oct. 9.  These incredible ladies will treat the participants to their story and a delicious brunch. After enjoying their taste treats, our generous host, Sylvia Kaplan, will share her experienced as a participant in a Moroccan gourmet group while her husband, […]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

Rabbi combines passions

Sports and Judaism share spotlight in Jewish Sports Speakers Bureau By JOEL RIPPEL Temple of Aaron Rabbi Jeremy Fine began writing a blog to combine his passions for sports and Judaism. “I started it in 2008 or 2009,” Fine told the AJW, “because my friends and I were always telling Jewish sports stories. The blog […]

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Women’s health forum on May 18

The National Council of Jewish Women and Trust Project Minnesota will host “What’s at Stake for Women’s Health” and #WhyCourtsMatter on Wednesday, May 18 at the Edina Country Club. Amy Hagstrom Miller, the founder, president and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health LLC, will be the featured speaker. For more information and to register for the […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Serendipity in Berlin

The coming together of two families — one American and one German — placed a special significance on the Passover holiday By JON STONE For as long as I can remember, one phrase above all others signaled the presence of spring: “Next year in Jerusalem.” It’s the seder’s final sign-off, which, of course, my family […]

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Finding your self-care solution

In her new book, local author Julie Burton talks about the benefits for mothers who find ways to care for themselves By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor When Minnetonka author Julie Burton was a teenager, she was convinced she “had it down.” But when she became a mother, she was “flattened” by the […]

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016

The Jews of Cuba

An interview with Adela Dworin, president of Beth Shalom Temple in Havana, Cuba By MICHAEL A. APPLEMAN, Ph.D. Improved relations with Cuba are escalating. The Minnesota Orchestra has been to Cuba. President Barack Obama arrived on March 20, the Rolling Stones were set to perform March 25, and American baseball arrived earlier in the month. […]

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

They’re big on ‘Jewish Twitter’

A guide to Jewish Twitterers includes the ‘most influential’ and ‘guest stars’ By GABE FRIEDMAN (JTA) — Ten years ago this week, Twitter was born. Never ones to miss a good conversation, Jews quickly adopted the social network, and they haven’t stopped kibitzing since. To celebrate the birth of this post-modern Talmud, we’ve updated JTA’s […]