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Since this is our very first pin, I thought I would introduce you to our amazing director, Riv-Ellen Prell

Since this is our very first pin, I thought I would introduce you to our amazing director, Riv-Ellen Prell

The Center for Jewish Studies UMN is happy to announce that world-renowned Israeli author Assaf Gavron will be speaking at the St. Paul JCC October 18th. Assaf's recent book, The Hilltop, was one of NPR's 'Great Reads of 2014'

The Center for Jewish Studies UMN is happy to announce that world-renowned Israeli author Assaf Gavron will be speaking at the St. Paul JCC October 18th. Assaf's recent book, The Hilltop, was one of NPR's 'Great Reads of 2014'

Fact 19: In 1978, Greater Twin Cities United Way conducted research on child abuse and neglect in the Minneapolis area. The study found that overstressed parents had no place to bring their children when they needed to work through a crisis. To fill this need, the Junior League of Minneapolis, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and B'nai B'rith International established the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, the first agency of its kind in Minnesota.

Fact 19: In 1978, Greater Twin Cities United Way conducted research on child abuse and neglect in the Minneapolis area. The study found that overstressed parents had no place to bring their children when they needed to work through a crisis. To fill this need, the Junior League of Minneapolis, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), and B'nai B'rith International established the Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, the first agency of its kind in Minnesota.

Here are images of Jewish bodies in motion: Hasidic men dancing the “bottle dance”; kibbutzniks in the 1940s dancing in a celebration of Chag Ha’Bikkurim (Festival of the First Fruits); Kurdish elders

Here are images of Jewish bodies in motion: Hasidic men dancing the “bottle dance”; kibbutzniks in the 1940s dancing in a celebration of Chag Ha’Bikkurim (Festival of the First Fruits); Kurdish elders

Coldwell Banker Burnet in the Toys for Tots segment  5pm 12-10-13 | Video | kare11.com  #toysfortots

Coldwell Banker Burnet in the Toys for Tots segment 5pm 12-10-13 | Video | kare11.com #toysfortots

Mirror Dance - About the de Saa twins, ballerinas torn apart by the Cuban revolution. Fascinating.

Mirror Dance - About the de Saa twins, ballerinas torn apart by the Cuban revolution. Fascinating.

5th grade and up. WOULD YOU FORGIVE A NAZI? Forgiveness is a topic that has been up for debate for ages. One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong." C.S. Lewis also rightly stated, "Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."

5th grade and up. WOULD YOU FORGIVE A NAZI? Forgiveness is a topic that has been up for debate for ages. One of my favorite quotes is from Mahatma Gandhi: "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the strong." C.S. Lewis also rightly stated, "Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive."

Featured Guest Author:  Kate Bornstein has been publishing award-winning books in the field of gender studies for nearly twenty years. Her latest book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger (Beacon), is a memoir that relates “the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.”   www.raintaxi.com/bookfest/2012authors.php

Featured Guest Author: Kate Bornstein has been publishing award-winning books in the field of gender studies for nearly twenty years. Her latest book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger (Beacon), is a memoir that relates “the true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology and leaves twelve years later to become the lovely lady she is today.” www.raintaxi.com/bookfest/2012authors.php

Steven Yeun - The Walking Dead - Hubby shook his hand and said "nice to meet you Zombie Bait". Thank goodness Steven laughed and thanked hubby for knowing the show so well.

Steven Yeun - The Walking Dead - Hubby shook his hand and said "nice to meet you Zombie Bait". Thank goodness Steven laughed and thanked hubby for knowing the show so well.

Nominee Tom Scutt, costume designer of King Charles III

Nominee Tom Scutt, costume designer of King Charles III

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