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January 2022

Holocaust of the Jews of North Africa Talk

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hadar Pe'er, St. Paul Jewish Federation Shaliach, will be joined by Aviv Jebri, Jewish Federation of MA Shaliach, to talk about the Holocaust of the Jews of North Africa. Hadar will share personal stories of his grandfather. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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A Family Affair: The Untold Story of Jewish Resisters Who Helped the Allies Win World War II

January 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

When the Allies landed in North Africa in November 1942, it marked a global turning point of World War II. Few know, however, that their path into the capital of Algiers was paved by a band of largely Jewish resisters who teamed with Far-Right French military brass and businessmen to take control of the city. At the center of the story was the Aboulker family, an extraordinary clan of prominent doctors, military veterans, philanthropists and Jewish community activists. Believing themselves…

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January Book: This Is Happiness by Niall Williams

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The rain is stopping. Nobody in the small, forgotten village of Faha remembers when it started; rain on the western seaboard was a condition of living. Now–just as Father Coffey proclaims the coming of electricity–it is stopping. Seventeen-year-old Noel Crowe is standing outside his grandparents’ house shortly after the rain has stopped when he encounters Christy for the first time. Though he can’t explain it, Noel knows right then: something has changed. This is the story of all that was to…

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February 2022

Engage! 2022

February 5 @ 12:00 am - February 8 @ 12:00 am
Free – $12

Join us for four days of Jewish learning! First-rate teachers, wonderful learning, wide-ranging topics – from cerebral to hands-on. Registration required. Sign up for just one class, or join us for all four days! $12 per class, FREE for participants under age 30 All classes are held on Zoom and will run for 1 hour CLICK HERE to learn more and register Presented by Hineni: Talmud Torah of St. Paul and the Minnesota JCC

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest: Queer Comedy Night

February 19 @ 8:00 pm
$12

Queer comedy night is back with some of the hottest Jewish-queer comedy stars in the country. Headliners: Guy Branum (X-Play, Chelsea Lately) and Robby Hoffman (Netflix, Dykevice) featuring Jared Goldstein (The Laugh Factory) and Geulah Finman (SF Sketchfest). (Suggested age 18+ – may include strong language and mature themes) Guy Branum created and hosted truTV’s Talk Show The Game Show, a hilarious mashup of two beloved television formats that pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of “Best Guest…

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Twin Cities Jewish Humor Fest: A Night of Jewish Storytelling

February 20 @ 7:00 pm
$15

An evening of true stories told by members of the Twin Cities Jewish community in the spirit of humor and resilience. Storytellers coached by Amy Salloway of Story Club Minneapolis. (Suggested Age 16+ – may include strong language and mature themes) Storytellers: Jonathan Gershberg, Max Hornstein, Steve Mintz, Amy Salloway, Jonathan Savitt, Riv Shapiro Hosted by: Riv Shapiro, Minnesota JCC Arts & Culture Producer COST: $15 For more info or to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE.

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February Book: A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The groundbreaking photographer, writer, composer, activist, and filmmaker—was only sixteen in 1928 when he moved from Kansas to St. Paul, Minnesota, after his mother’s death. There, homeless and hungry, he began his fight to survive, to educate himself, and to fulfill his potential dream. This compelling autobiography tells how Parks managed to escape the poverty and bigotry around him and to launch his distinguished career by choosing the weapons given him by “a mother who placed love, dignity, and hard…

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