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Michael Segal, who read Ki Tavo at Darchei Noam has begun a quest toread Torah in all fifty states.  (Minnesota was number eight.)  Michael plans to be in Fargo, ND or Sioux Falls, SD on Parshat Lech Lecha,November 1.  Because these cities have a hard time getting a minyan, Rafi Geretz is trying to organize some volunteers to drive out on Friday, October 31, and spend Shabbat with him in one of the Dakotas.  If you are interested in being part of this amazing experience, please emailRafi.Geretz@Gmail.com.
 
Yasher koach to the Sabes JCC, which received the 2014 Special Olympics Minnesota Distinguishes Service Award as the outstanding agency/nonprofit for best exemplifying the spirit and values of the Special Olympics Minnesota!
 
Agamim Classical Academy, a Hebrew language charter school, invites the community to meet its new executive director, Ms. Miranda Morton, at a family event on Sunday, September 28, 3:00 pm, at the Golden Valley Library.  Ms. Morton comes to Agamim with more than 10 years of experience leading classical charter schools.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and a craft activity for kids.  Enrollment for 2015 opens in early November.  Learn more at www.Agamim.org.
 
Rimon has secured deeply discounted tickets to the Sunday, October 19 (7:00 pm) performance of The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein at the Guthrie Theater The Heidi Chronicles tells the story of a woman who is trying to balance work, friendship, romance, and motherhood - with varying degrees of success.  The discounted group tickets ($35 instead of $48) are very limited, so act fast!  Call the Rimon office at 952-381-3449, or make your reservations at www.rimonMN.org.
 
The Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival presents an intimate evening with Scott Z. Burns, producer of the Academy Award winning documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, & writer ofThe Bourne Ultimatum, Contagion, Side Effects and more.  Scott will share clips from his films and talk about building memorable characters.  Sunday, September 14, 7:30 pm, at the Sabes JCC.  Tickets are $12 (http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/792819)
 
Harmony Theater Company & School has opened registration for its 2014-2015 acting classes for children & teens: Tuesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (recommended for ages 8 - 12; all experience levels), and Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm (recommended for ages 10 - 14; acting experience preferred).  Students will work on a variety of acting techniques building their performance skills, focus, mental and body control, boosting creativity, imagination, and teamwork abilities.  Class activities range from Stanislavsky's method etudes to improvs and physical theater exercises.  This year's training also includes stage magic arts - learning to perform magic tricks and illusions, juggling, and mime.  Download a registration form..

The 14th annual Twin Cities Jewish Community Conference on Mental Health will be at Temple Israel, Sunday, October 19.  More details later, but you should know about a special invitation to orchestral musicians of all abilities whose lives have been affected by mental illness (either their own or someone they know).  Maestro Ronald Braunstein, whose own life was transformed by bipolar disorder, will conduct a rehearsal and brief performance during the conference.  Auditions are not required, but advance registration is, due to limited space.  Musicians of all ability levels are welcome.  For more information, or to express interest, contact Laurie Kramer, lkramer@minnpost.com, by Aug. 1.  Requests to participate will be accepted in the order received.
 
Crave sugar early in the day?  Well, you have another place at which to indulge your sweet tooth.  Bogart's Doughnut Co. is now under the supervision on Minnesota Kosher.  Why "early in the day"?  The shop, at 910 West 36th St. (at Bryant Ave. S.), is open only untilnoon.  For more information, go to www.bogartsdoughnutco.com.