Jewish Community News & Events
October 4, 2019/5 Tishrei 5780
Presenting cohort 10 of the Harry Kay Leadership Institute
The St. Paul Jewish Federation and Minneapolis Jewish Federation, in partnership with the Harry Kay Foundation, are pleased to announce that the Harry Kay Leadership Institute has selected 40 leaders to make up Cohort 10 of its prestigious leadership development program for Jewish leaders in the Twin Cities. Read more.
Get Your Jew Groove on with Six13 A Cappella!

Six13 brings a fun, funky style to Jewish music. Their videos have been viewed over 15 million times online, and they've been featured on CBS, CNN, ABC, NBC and more.

Sunday, Nov. 3, 3 PM, Temple of Aaron

$20 each, $15 for ages 10 to 22, free for children under 10
$50 for concert & craft beer reception
Special Craft Beer Reception with Six13 after the show!
This is a fun-raising celebration, no fundraising at the event.
Brought to you by the St. Paul Jewish Federation and our community partners:
Be part of the world's biggest challah bake as 1,000 communities make challah on the same night

Grab your family and friends, and get ready to brush up on your braiding skills. Our annual challah bake is back and better than ever!

Make two challah loaves to bake at home. Enjoy family fun including candle making and face painting. Wine and hors' d'oeuvres, plus enter to win an exciting door prize.

Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:30 PM at Mount Zion Temple

Tickets: $20 per person |$50 for a family of 4 |Free for children under 5
Brought to you by the St. Paul Jewish Federation and our community partners:
Ris Arbel: New Sovev Kinneret Partnership Director

We’re excited to announce that Ris Arbel is the new Director of our Sovev Kinneret partnership ! Ris was our beloved shlicha in St. Paul during 2013-2014. She brought Israel to St. Paul and Minnesota Hillel in a special way with her warmth, intelligence and caring spirit.

Now you have another reason to visit our Sovev-Kinneret Partnership! Contact Federation to arrange a trip. Catch up with Ris.
"Had I known it would go so smoothly, I would have brought my parents here years ago," Tatiana, who worked with our partner, Jewish Family Service of St. Paul to move her elderly parents to St. Paul to be near her.

Through Federation, our community comes together to help families like Tatiana's as well as many others who need medical assistance, home delivered kosher meals, the chance to go to summer camp or a life-changing experience in Israel.

One gift creates thousands of WOW moments.
When we work together, our community
Twin Cities Jewish Population Study - If you get a call

The St. Paul and Minneapolis Jewish Federations, in partnership with Brandeis University's Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies, are currently conducting a study of members of the Jewish community in the Twin Cities. If you are invited to do so, we strongly encourage you to participate in the study. Read more.
It's Sukkot and there's pizza!
Join Keshet Berlinsky Edry, Shlicha in the St. Paul JCC Sukkah. There will be surprising Ushpizin (guests) and fun hot topics to celebrate the beginning of the new year.

Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Save the date and RSVP to Keshet Berlinsky Edry
19th Annual Conference on Mental Health

Sunday, Oct. 20, 10 AM to 4 PM
Temple Israel

Keynote speaker is jazz guitarist Sam Miltich. Sponsored by Jewish Family Service of St. Paul and Jewish Family and Children's Service of Minneapolis. The day includes a resource fair and breakout workshop sessions. St. Paul Jewish Federation and Women's Philanthropy of the St. Paul Jewish Federation are proud to be Friends sponsors. Learn more.
Monday, Nov. 4, 5 PM
Marriott City Center, Minneapolis

Honoring Randi Ilyse Roth and Scott Lifson , Sidney Barrows Lifetime Commitment Award recipients and Benjamin Gerber, Arthur T. Pfefer Memorial Award Recipient.

Fall and Winter Classes

Hineni offers Jewish learning opportunities for adults this Fall and Winter.

A few options include:
The Melton Program:  Authentic, in-depth Jewish learning. A 2-year, text-based, discussion-oriented, pluralistic course.
Ethics And History with Rabbi Lynn Liberman and Rabbi Ryan Dulkin
Rhythms And Purposes with
Susie Chalom and Dalia Davis
Panel: The Sabbath Now

Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m.
Minneapolis institute of Arts

Join fiber artist Norma Minkowitz and historian Michelle M. Hamilton for a conversation about Minkowitz’s artistic practice and festive foods for Shabbat. Rabbi Alexander Davis will demonstrate techniques for braiding challah. Then, join the presenters in the Regis Fountain Court for coffee and challah.


Oct. 26 through Nov. 17
Highland Park Community Center

In this witty and touching play, Ella, a psychologist and single mother of a teenager who is autistic, gets a visit from an unexpected new patient: God. As God comes to terms with his feelings toward humankind and how the world has evolved, Ella confronts her own past and re-examines her long lost faith.
An Historic Evening with Anne Frank's Stepsister, Eva Schloss

Sunday, October 27, 2:30 p.m.
Northrup Auditorium

Eva Schloss is a Holocaust survivor, peace activist, international speaker, teacher, and a humanitarian. She has an incredible story of survival, grit, loss and ultimate triumph of the human spirit against all odds.

Presented by Chabad