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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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October 2020

October
2020
24,

PJ Parent Watch Party

Join PJ parents for a Saturday night watch party! At the same time, we’ll be watching some of the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival's Exceptional Encounters shorts--an excellent selection of six short films highlighting relationships, intimacy, and family drama. Sign up by Tuesday, October 20 and you'll receive through contactless delivery a "movie night at home" kit to give you a full theater experience. To RSVP, email Carrie Fink at cfink@jfcsmpls.org.

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October
2020
25,

VIRTUAL – Shalom Baby Circle Time

Start your day with PJ Library! Join parents and their babies/toddlers for a casual online gathering with some songs, stories, and conversation. Feel free to wear your pajamas (this includes both kids and adults!)

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November 2020

November
2020
8,

From #MeToo to #WeToo – Safety, Respect and Equity in the Jewish Community

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

The last several years brought forward astonishing revelations in the world and in our Jewish community, and has also started to give hope that the sexual harassment we’ve always known will be no more. We are all struggling – personally and communally – with how to respond, what actions to take, and how to add our unique voice to this important conversation. In our community, we strive to make to create safe, respectful and equitable workplaces and communities that are…

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December 2020

December
2020
3,

JFCS Memory Café

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JFCS Memory Café is a virtual gathering for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Café members meet twice per month for activities and conversations in a comfortable, supportive environment. Meetings take place on Zoom, so members can have fun and socialize from home. Memory Café will meet on the first and third Thursday of each month from 10-11:30 a.m., beginning Dec. 3 on Zoom. The program is free to participants. Activities may include: Music classes – Art programming –…

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December
2020
3,

Impact of Trauma from Generation to Generation

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Featuring Dr. Irit Felsen Thursday and Friday, December 3 and 4 Free and Open to the Public Register to receive the Zoom link at jfssp.org/events Dr. Felsen, herself a child of Survivors, studied in Israel, Germany and at Yale University. She is a member of the Yale Trauma Study Group, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and Yeshiva University, and the co-convener of the Trauma Working Group of the NGO Committee on Mental Health in the UN. She has published…

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December
2020
5,

JFCS 32nd Annual VIRTUAL Laugh on Their Behalf Benefit

VIEW OUR EVENT PAGE HERE! Save the Date and Tune in! Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis serves over 14,000 people each year in our community, our neighborhoods and our families. Mark your calendar now for a very special VIRTUAL Benefit and be surprised and delighted by a totally re-imagined evening! Tune in from the comfort of your own home as we gather together virtually to support the critical work of JFCS. Carole Davidson, Danny…

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December
2020
6,

JFCS Annual Online Auction

Bid for Goodness' Sake! The JFCS Annual Online Auction Dec. 6 – Dec. 16 Shop the online auction for goodness sake! When you shop the Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis Online Auction, you will find fantastic items, experiences and gift cards while you help change lives for the better. Proceeds from the auction support the critical work of JFCS, serving over 14,000 in our community, our neighborhoods and our families each year. Click here on Dec. 6 and…

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December
2020
7,

PJ Library Chanukah Kits

PJ Library wants to help you and your family celebrate Chanukah at home! Your free kit will be filled with all kinds of fun, engaging, hands-on crafts and treats you will assemble to help your family celebrate the festival of lights. We have limited supplies available; sign up by Friday, Nov. 20, to reserve your kit. Pick-ups: Monday, December 7 • 10am-12pm • Minnetonka Tuesday, December 8 • 5-7pm • Golden Valley Wednesday, December 9 • 11am-1pm • Southeast Minneapolis…

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December
2020
12,

PJ Library Traveling Havdalah At Adath: Dreidel Wonderland

Adath Jeshurun Congregation, 10500 Hillside Ln W
Minnetonka, MN 55305 United States
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Join PJ Library for our first stop of Traveling Havdalah as we celebrate Hanukkah with a drive-thru Dreidel Wonderland experience! Put on your coziest pajamas and enjoy a musical end of Shabbat right from the comfort and safety of your car. Sing along to Hanukkah songs through your car radio. Drive through an actual dreidel; see a giant lighted Hanukkah dog and so many more AMAZING Hanukkah decorations. (But remember Adath's building is closed, so no bathrooms.) We welcome donations…

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December
2020
13,

Be the Light – Buddies, Bagels, and Books – Hanukkah Breakfast with PJ Library

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Start your day with PJ Library! Join parents and young children for a casual online gathering as we celebrate Hanukkah with some songs, stories, and conversation. Feel free to wear your pajamas (this includes both kids and adults!) View on facebook here Join Zoom here - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81403028956?pwd=dTYva2Y3QlpqZ2l0d25RcFJwS1VFdz09#success

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December
2020
20,

J-Pride Virtual Concert and Open Mic

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J-Pride Presents: A Zoom Concert and Open Mic; Sunday Dec. 20 3 PM CST. An afternoon of Jewish folk music by local performers, followed by an open mic. Tune in and listen, or come prepared to share a song of your own! A transcript will be available and we are working to secure ASL interpretation. Registration for Zoom link: https://forms.gle/jDY3yZP5VHQSKhpa6 Tuffy Red is the solo project of Izzy Buckner, a nonbinary Jewish MPLS transplant, guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Their songs…

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December
2020
28,

PJOW/Herzl Camp Book Club

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Join tweens from the Midwest for a special winter break PJOW/Herzl Camp Book club!. Participants will read a portion of the book independently, and then we'll have a fun-filled week of activities, discussion, and group reading to finish the title together! What: Winter Break Book Club! We're reading Dreidels on the Brain by Joel Ben Izzy! When: Monday, Dec 28th - Friday, Jan 1st at 11 AM CT Who: Any tween ages 9-12 can join whether you’re a Herzl camper…

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December
2020
31,

New Year’s Eve Pop-Up Ball Drop

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Join PJ Library families for a virtual New Year’s Eve Dance Party without interfering with bedtime. We’ll dance and do the countdown as we watch the ball drop. BYOB-Bring Your Own Balloons!

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January 2021

Sat
9
Jan

Traveling Havdalah

ZOOM, MN United States + Google Map

Join PJ Library and other young families as we say goodbye to Shabbat with Beth El Synagogue. There will be music, crafts (decorate your own pillowcase!), bedtime stories, and treats. We’ll be gathering virtually but all families that register in advance will receive a supply bag filled with goodies to enjoy during the evening. The event is free, but to please RSVP by January 1 to reserve a supply kit.   This event is in collaboration with:

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