In the Community
Minneapolis Jewish Federation and the Jewish Federation of Greater St. Paul are collecting funds to help in the wake of the hundreds of fires that raged across Israel. The worst fires took place in Haifa, where some 60,000 residents were evacuated, and as many as 2,000 dwellings were damaged or destroyed. If you would like to contribute, contact Myra Giesener, email@example.com or call (952) 593-2600.Join Jewish Community Action at Adath Jeshurun congregation for Community (In)justice: A Jewish Response to Mass Incarceration where we'll discuss and act on criminal justice reform through Jewish text, tradition, and teaching. After spending time hearing stories and learning about mass incarceration, we'll invite elected officials and community leaders to join us for conversation and action. Doors , Program . Childcare available. Contact jayce@jewishcommunityaction.
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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 . 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.
Tuesday, December 13, 7:45 pm, at Kenesseth Israel community wide women's event: Sarah Yoheved Rigler from the Old City of Yerushalayim will speak about her new book, Emunah with Love and Chicken Soup (The story of Rebbetzin Henny Machlis)