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There will be a public azkara (memorial tribute) to Rabbi Barry Woolf a"h from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, February 1 at the Sabes JCC.

Chabad of S. Louis Park invites you to join them for a Tu B'Shvat Get Together, Tuesday, February 3, 8:00 pm, 4820 Minnetonka Blvd. #300.  Come enjoy all kinds of tasty fruits and the Shiva Minim (7 blessed fruits of Israel).  Rabbi Shurpin will also share the origin of this minhag and the meaning behind the fruits of Tu B'Shvat.  Adults only.
 
Mount Zion Temple (1300 Summit Ave.) presents From Confrontation to Conversation, Israel on Campus and in the Community, an Israel advocacy conference, Sunday, February 8, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Participants will leave inspired to engage in Israel advocacy on campus and in the community and equipped with tools for success.  To register, go to https://mnisraelconference.eventbrite.com.
 
Health in the Park presents Community Conversation on Mental Health, Sunday, February 8, 1:30 - 4:00 pm, St. Louis Park Middle School gym.  From 1:30 - 2:45, keynote speaker meteorologist Ken Barlow shares his personal journey facing a mental illness.  Ken will discuss his diagnosis, its impact on his life, and commitment to reducing stigma associated with mental illness.  Community Conversation will run 2:45 - 4:00.  Ask questions and share insights to support mental health awareness, sign-up for free upcoming classes, and learn more at Mental Health Resource Fair.  Pre-register at http://register.hipslp.org, or call (952) 928-2858.  Free and open to the public.
 
Sha'arim presents Gateways To Learning - 16th Annual Auctionfeaturing a fabulous Gateways to the World Buffet.  Sabes JCC, Sunday, February 8, 6:00 pm auction and buffet, 8:00 pm raffle and drawings.  To purchase prepaid ticket packages (deadline Monday, February 2), go towww.shaarim.org, or call the office at 952-303-5276.

Children of Holocaust Survivors Association in Minnesota's next meeting will be Sunday, February 15, 6:00 pm, at the Sabes JCC.  The program will feature Joe Goldman speaking on How Modern is Modern Anti-Semitism?  He will discuss two basic issues:  1) Is Jew-hating in the Middle East more about religion or about different groups each promoting their 'Peoplehood'?  2)  How, in light of the rapid recent growth of Islam and Islamic cultures, does the current wave of Judeophobia play to European, Latin American, and Mediterranean audiences, especially those with growing Muslim populations?  Joe's parents were Holocaust survivors, and he has taught at Temple Israel's Jewish Learning Institute.  He is writing a collection of Holocaust stories and poems, based on survivor testimonies, whose working title is Voices from a Dark Place.
 
As part of Jewish Disability Awareness Month, JFCS is sponsoring a community-wide special screening of the film, A Blind Hero: The Love of Otto Weidt," 7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 17, at the Sabes JCC.  This new docudrama tells of "unsung Schindler" Otto Weidt, the owner of a brush and broom factory in 1940s Berlin, who saved Jews from Nazi death camps.  Weidt, who was blind, employed Jews with vision and hearing disabilities assigned to him from the Jewish Home for the Blind, as well as Jews who did not have disabilities.  When the deportations began, he fearlessly fought with Gestapo officials over the fate of every single Jewish worker.  The film is based on the memoirs of Inge Deutschkron, a 92-year-old Jewish-German writer, who was one of the Jews that Weidt saved.  A dessert reception will be held following the screening of the film.  For more information, call 952-381-3499.  Patrons requiring an accommodation to participate should contact Anita Lewis, Sabes JCC Inclusion Director, at952-381-3489.