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August 2020

August
2020
11,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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August
2020
12,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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August
2020
18,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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August
2020
19,

It’s Chanukah in August!

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Join PJ Library and help fill the Hag Sameach Warehouse with highly needed donations. We are collecting gift items now for the winter holidays. There will be contactless donation drop off and some Chanukah-themed decorations and goodies for the kids! Tuesday, August 11th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 12th: 10 am - noon Tuesday, August 18th: 5 - 7 pm Wednesday, August 19th: 10 am - noon Jewish Family and Children’s Service - 5905 Golden Valley Road JFCS’ Hag…

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September 2020

September
2020
14,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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September
2020
21,
$15

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Virtual Series

Parenting for Racial Justice: Two Part Series In order to teach our children about racism and to have ongoing meaningful discussion, we much first educate ourselves. Join us for this two part series about racism and parenting. Join us for one or ideally both sessions as the content and conversation will build upon each other. Part 1: The Parents In this class we will focus on understanding racism as a complex system of oppression that impacts everyone negatively. We will…

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August 2021

August
2021
29,

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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September 2021

September
2021
12,

Stepping Into Teshuvah Virtual Recovery Retreat

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Not ready to dive head-first into the High Holy Days? How about taking the first step? Jewish Community Addiction Services is proud to partner with Our Jewish Recovery for Stepping Into Teshuvah, a virtual Jewish recovery retreat! Join us on Sunday 8/29, 11:00am-3:30pm CDT and/or Sunday 9/12, 3:00-7:30pm CDT for learning, connection, spirituality, and fun! We are excited to bring the Jewish recovery movement together to prepare our hearts, souls, and minds for the High Holidays and practice of Teshuvah. Now,…

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February 2022

Wed
23
Feb

Refugee Shabbat 2022

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Refugee Shabbat 2022, which will take place on March 4-5, is a moment for congregations, organizations, and individuals in the United States and around the world to dedicate a Shabbat experience to refugees and asylum seekers. Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis and Jewish Family Service of St. Paul are supporting refugee resettlement efforts through a supply drive to help make Minnesota home for the more than 1,000 Afghan refugees who have arrived in our state since September. Please…

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Sat
26
Feb

Traveling Havdalah with Adath

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Saturday, February 26th, time TBD Adath Jeshurun Congregation Have you ever worn your pajamas outside? Now is your opportunity! Join us in your pajamas outside of Adath for a musical Havdalah featuring music by Ross Fishman. We will serve hot chocolate and warm cookies, and have a fun art project too! Contact Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org with questions. REGISTER HERE!

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March 2022

Tue
1
Mar

Holocaust Survivor Families: Knowing the Pain & Learning Life Lessons

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Presented by Bea Hollander-Goldfein Ph.D., LMFT Tuesday, March 1, 7:00-9:00PM via Zoom Dr. Hollander-Goldfein, a licensed clinical psychologist and marriage and family therapist, is the director of the Transcending Trauma Project (TTP). She will discuss findings that emerged from the project that are already making major contributions to the fields of trauma, coping and adaptation and intergenerational transmission.  The project conducted deepened life histories with survivors designed to elicit thoughts, feelings and internal experiences in order to understand how survivors…

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Sun
6
Mar

PJ Goes to the Theater

Sabes Jewish Community Center, 4330 Cedar Lake R S
Minneapolis, MN 55416 United States
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All PJ Library and PJOW kids ages 6-12 are invited to a performance of The Dragon Who Liked To Spit Fire at the Sabes JCC. To sign up, email Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org for details and to receive a special discount code for tickets. The Dragon Who Liked to Spit Fire - A new musical! Script, music and lyrics by Sim Glaser Darius the dragon and Princess June are the best of friends, but there are special challenges at the palace…

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Sun
13
Mar

Guns, Safety and Jewish Community Security – A Town Hall Conversation

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Given the horrifying attack on Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville Texas, the recent attacks in Pittsburgh and Poway, and the pervasive fear and danger we face as Jews in an environment of increasing antisemitism and hate-based bias, we recognize that not only is it time to reconvene our community around our shared values and our shared commitment to our community’s safety, but it is also time to engage a broader representation of our community in the conversation. Our panel will…

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April 2022

Wed
6
Apr

Passover Classroom Kits

JFCS, 5905 Golden Valley Rd
Golden Valley, MN 55422
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Calling all parents of early elementary school students at non-Jewish schools: sign up for a PJ Library Passover Classroom Kit! You’ll receive everything you need to share the holiday with your child’s classroom (either virtually or in person). The kit includes a fun, age appropriate explanation of Passover, a few hands on activities and props, and a PJ Library story you can read to the class. Kits are limited and registration is required. Sign up by Friday, March 25. Kits…

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Mon
18
Apr

Freedom from Addiction Annual Seder

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS) and The Jewish Recovery Network (JRN) invite you to the annual VIRTUAL Freedom Seder: Celebrating our Freedom from Addiction and our Exodus from Slavery. MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2022 | 7 - 8:30PM CT using our NEW special JRN Haggadah To request a complimentary bag filled with festive Passover foods*, register by April 4 • Before the Freedom Seder: Eat a festive meal (so you are not too hungry)! • For the Basic Experience:…

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May 2022

Thu
5
May

Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration 2022

Sabes Center Minneapolis, 4330 S. Cedar Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55416
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4 PM – 6:30 PM FREE | Sabes Center Minneapolis Celebrate Israel’s 74th Birthday with music, games, dancing, food and fun. Enjoy interactive displays, get “henna-ed,” tour the inspiring “Landscapes from Home” gallery exhibition. Help PJ Library Minneapolis and St. Paul make Israel-themed bookmarks and cards for families in Ukraine. Join in a community sing-a-long and experience some of what makes modern Israel such a special and important place. Fun for kids, teens and adults. 4:30 PM Communal Sing-a-long 5:15…

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Sat
7
May

Shabbat Afternoon in the Park with PJ Library

Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416 United States
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All families are welcome to join PJ Library for a Shabbat afternoon in the park. Wolfe Park has a wonderful playground for kids of all ages. We’ll have a few Shabbat themed crafts for the kids and snacks for all. Please RSVP to Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org so she knows to look for your family and can get in touch in case of any weather issues. Hope to see you whether this is your first PJ Library event or you’re…

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