Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Kids, enter our Hanuka Cover Contest!

Attention, artistic youth: the American Jewish World’s 24th annual Hanuka Cover Contest is in full swing. The winning artwork depicting the symbols and meaning of Hanuka will grace the front cover of the Jewish World’s Dec. 4 Hanuka special edition, and the winner will have her or his picture in the newspaper! In addition, there […]

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Enduring values, extraordinary education

HMJDS opens its 2016-17 enrollment process When Liz and Matt Rappaport entered the halls of the Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School (HMJDS), they felt they were coming home. The Rappaports’ children started at HMJDS just a few months ago — Sarah in grade 4, and Max in kindergarten — and their parents […]

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

At Halloween, kosher candy rings the bell

Some companies that produce treats for the $2 billion Halloween candy market are taking that extra step of making their products accessible to kosher consumers By EDMON J. RODMAN LOS ANGELES (JTA) — This Saturday night, after waiting for three stars to become visible in the sky and observing Havdala, the departing of Shabbat, with […]

Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Sukkot in Israel

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

Fashion maven condemns ‘tyranny over women’

Aish Minnesota will welcome Adrienne Gold, who will speak to women and high school girls about the Jewish definition of beauty By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Adrienne Gold grew up in an unaffiliated Jewish home, but says her parents had “inherited tremendous Jewish values from their parents.” There was little mention of […]

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

At end of life, Oliver Sacks craved gefilte fish

Sacks’ final writings revealed a newfound appreciation for Jewish tradition By BRIAN SCHAEFER (JTA) — On Aug. 30, at age 82, noted neurologist and author Dr. Oliver Sacks succumbed to a cancer that first plagued him nearly a decade ago, paused, and recently reappeared. One of his last essays, published posthumously, appears in the Sept. […]

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Celebrating another centennial (+ Thoughts on turning 100)

Sophie Teener will turn 100 in January By ERIN ELLIOTT BRYAN / Community News Editor Earlier this year, the AJW marked 100 years of continuous publication. In response to our call for submissions from Jewish organizations and individuals for story ideas that corresponded to our centennial, we were notified of the upcoming 100th birthday of […]

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Elliott Royce jogged through life

Royce, an advocate for active living and falling safely, died July 17 at the age of 96 By PHIL ROBIN “If you look under ‘vital aging’ in the dictionary,” wrote Bob Ramsey, “I’m pretty sure you’ll find a picture of Elliott Royce.” In a letter in the St. Louis Park Sun Sailor, local author Ramsey […]

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

HMJDS: Enduring values, extraordinary education

Jewish history is filled with pivotal moments, and the history of Jewish life in Minnesota mirrors this experience One hundred years ago, a cohort of thoughtful and committed individuals had the foresight and tenacity to start the American Jewish World (AJW). From that moment until today, this publication has been an important news source and […]

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Berman Archives preserve our Jewish history

The archives housed at the U of M comprise more than 1,300 cubic feet of materials, including photographs, scrapbooks, videos, oral histories and records By KATE DIETRICK The Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives (UMJA) contain important archival holdings that provide a valuable historical resource for anyone interested in understanding the American Jewish […]