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 […]

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Tapping to experience the truth of who you are

Kathilyn Solomon, a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), has published a new book on the subject By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” — Albert Einstein Kathilyn Solomon has published a new book, Tapping into Wellness: […]

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Jamaica’s music and Jews

Brad Klein, a Minneapolis realtor and filmmaker, is a member of the Caribbean island’s last synagogue By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Christopher Columbus was shipwrecked in Jamaica for more than a year in 1494; and Jews — mainly from Spain and Portugal, fleeing expulsion during the Spanish Inquisition — were first recruited […]

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Hummus in Hanoi

Israeli chef brings Middle Eastern cuisine to Vietnam By MIKE IVES HANOI, Vietnam (JTA) — Shahar Lubin earned his culinary chops in Israel, and later the United States, cooking his way through more than 20 restaurants, starting at the age of 16. Still, it was a leap when he moved to Vietnam and opened a […]

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Sholom seeks focus group participants

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Exploring Polonia for a new generation

A new study tour program pairs American Jews of Polish origin with Polish American Catholics to learn about their shared cultural heritage By ZACHARY KAGAN In January, Catholics across Europe take time to reflect on Christian-Jewish relations. The Italian Catholic church was the first to designate a so-called “Day of Judaism,” on Jan. 12, 1990, […]