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The Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company celebrates Chanukah with Jenna Zark's adaptation of Eric Kimmel's heartwarming tale about Bubba Brayna - the best potato latke maker in her village - in The Chanukah Guest at the Hillcrest Center Theater (1978 Ford Pkwy., St. Paul).  Saturday, December 20, 7:00 pm, and Sunday, December 21, 1:00 p.m. For more information, go to http://mnjewishtheatre.org/the-chanukkah-guest, or call 651-647-4315.
 
Michael Segal, who read Ki Tavo at Darchei Noam a couple months ago, has begun a quest to read Torah in all fifty states.  (Minnesota was number eight.)  Michael plans to be in Sioux Falls, SD on Parshat Vaera, January 17.  Because Sioux Falls doesn't have an Orthodox shul, Rafi Geretz is trying to organize some volunteers to drive out on Friday, January 16 and spend Shabbat with him there.  If you are interested in being part of this amazing experience, please email Rafi.Geretz@Gmail.com.
 
Aish Minnesota presents Chanukah Prep Your Mind, Sunday, December 21, 10:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Sabes JCC.  Help bring joy, smiles, and special recognition to homeless children during their birthdays.  This Chanukah program will include making goody bags and birthday cards for these special birthday parties.  Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped gift for children ages 1-16.  We will wrap and label these gifts to be given out at the parties.  For more information, contact Aish, 952-484-5191, oraishmninfo@aish.com.
As much fun as it is to receive a gift, especially when you are isolated or in need, it's even more rewarding to get gifts ready for the JFCS Hag Sameach program.  For the past 21 years, Hag Sameach has provided holiday gifts to referred families and individuals.  This year, Chanukah begins on December 17, so preparations are currently underway.  Volunteers are needed to "shop," wrap, and deliver gifts.  Shoppers pick gifts from the Hag Sameach storeroom, based on the recipient's age and gender.  On delivery day, individuals or families bring the gifts to homes.  This is a special opportunity to see the joy on faces as people receive their Hag Sameach packages!  If you can help, please contact Joanne Savitt,jsavitt@jfcsmpls.org, or 952-542-4870 for times.  Space is limited, so sign up today!

Plan ahead!  The deadline for the 11th Keren Or Creative Arts Contestsubmissions is February 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm.  Minnesota Jewish students in grades 7 - 12 are invited to submit poems, prose (short stories and creative essays- approximately 1200 words), and black-and-white or color photographs.  Prizes are awarded in each category (poetry, prose, and photography).  All submissions are judged by a panel of distinguished judges who are teachers and artists in their own right.  Winning entries will be published in The American Jewish World, on the Keren Or website, and will be on display at the Sabes JCC.  For more information, go towww.kerenorcontest.org.