September 4, 2020 /15 Elul 5780
5 CAN'T-MISS EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER!
1 ROSH HASHANAH VIRTUAL COOKING CLASS
Our Rosh HaShanah Gift to You!

Michael Solomonov, executive chef and co-owner of Zahav, a 2019 James Beard Foundation award winning restaurant, will make a Rosh HaShanah feast including Kale, Apple, Walnut and Sumac-Onion Tabbouleh, Honey-glazed Chicken, and Apple Cake. Moderated by James Beard award-nominated food journalist Gabriella Gershenson.

Monday, Sept. 14, 7 PM
Free and open to the community!
Event password, recipes and ingredient list will be sent before the event.
2 FOURTH ANNUAL IT'S YOUR LEGACY CELEBRATION
Thursday, September 10
5:30 PM
In four years, It’s Your Legacy, the collaborative effort to build endowments for St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish community organizations, schools and congregations, has secured almost $37 million dollars in future estimated gifts from 926 donors. That calls for a celebration!

Thirty Twin Cities Jewish organizations have participated in the program, which is a partnership between the St. Paul Jewish Federation, the Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.
Amy Hirshberg Lederman, public speaker, columnist, and author, will be featured at the event. Read on for a preview of her philosophy on the importance of legacy giving. 

It's Your Legacy has proven that the future of our Jewish community is important to St. Paul donors. Over the life of the program, nearly 350 donors have pledged an estimated $12.9m in future gifts to Jewish agencies and organizations in St. Paul. 

It is estimated that over the next 10 years, agencies will have to rely more and more on endowment funding due to changes in the philanthropic landscape. To make your legacy gift to the St. Paul Jewish Federation, please contact Jeffrey Prottas at 651-695-3185 or jprottas@stpaulfed.org. 
3 SHALOM BABY SHOWER
Sunday, September 13
10-11 a.m.
The virtual Shalom Baby Shower welcomes Twin Cities families with babies up to age two to the Jewish community.

RSVP to Stacy Dockman by Monday, Sept. 7 to reserve your swag bag & zoom password.
4 HARRY KAY SUMMIT FEATURING TWIN CITIES JEWISH POPULATION STUDY DATA
Tuesday, September 15
7 PM

You'll learn more about the 34% growth of the Twin Cities Jewish population and other data.

The culmination of over a year of collaborative work between the St. Paul Jewish Federation, Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and the Harry Kay Charitable Foundation, the Twin Cities Jewish Population Study provides an essential update on demographic information about the local Jewish community.
5 LET'S KVELL TOGETHER!
Wednesday, September 16
12:30 to 1:15 PM Central time

Join us for a day of kvelling and comedic relief!
And it wouldn't be a party without celebrity guests. Hear stories from a hit TV show celebrity family.

You are invited to join Jewish communities from around North America in this rare celebration. Connect with like-minded people from across the Federation Movement and hear about the impact you've had through the St. Paul Jewish Federation, especially during the current crisis.
GET READY TO VOTE!
Early voting begins
September 18 in Minnesota
If you want to vote by mail, you can go online and request an absentee ballot, and one will be sent to you. Go to MNVotes to get all the info you need to vote by mail or in person for the General Election.