The local chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir will present a concert on January 22 to raise funds to send the singers - including Yoni Potter and Chava Buchbinder - to New York this March, where they will perform at Lincoln Center! The concert will be Sunday, January 22, 7:00 pm, at Beth El Synagogue, and will feature the local HaZamir chapter, as well as local cantors and members of area synagogues and community choirs. The concert will be followed by a raffle and a reception. Tickets are $10 for students and $20 for adults in advance and $25 for adults at the door.
The annual community JDAIM (Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month) event will take place Monday, February 6, 7:00 - 8:30 pm at the Sabes JCC. Join us for an evening of storytelling, laughter, and improv with comedian and inclusion advocate Pam Schuller. Named by The Jewish Week as one of the "36 under 36" who are changing the face of the Jewish community, Schuller's performance guarantees to inspire communities to a new understanding of inclusion. Pam will be talking about her life living with Tourette's Syndrome, how Judaism played a role, and even talk about disabilities in the Torah. She will engage the audience in a fun and creative improvisational game, and there will be a hot chocolate reception at the end of the evening.
Calling all Minnesota teen Jewish writers, photographers, and filmmakers! Keren Or announces the 13th creative arts contest for Jewish youth. Minnesota Jewish students in grades 7-12 are invited to submit original poetry, creative prose, photographs, and (new this year) short-form video. The deadline for submissions is
Friday, February 17, 5:00 pm.
All submissions must be submitted using the online forms provided at www.kerenorcontest.org. Winning entries will receive cash prizes, be published at the Keren Or website and in a special supplement to The American Jewish World, and be exhibited at the Sabes JCC. All participants will have access to free interactive workshops on photography, poetry, and creative prose led by the contest's judges. The workshops will give the teens a chance to talk one-on-one with professional writers and photographers about how to sharpen their creative edge and gain new techniques. For additional information and contest rules, visit www.kerenorcontest.org or call 952-381-3449.
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