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From Crisis to Community: A Tale of Resilience and Solidarity - P2G


I'm Gali, and I served as the St. Paul Jewish Federation Shalicha in 2006. These days, my family and I live in a Kibbutz that's part of the St. Paul Jewish Federation Partnership area (P2G Sovev Kinneret region) near the Sea of Galilee. I'm also responsible for assisting refugees w…

Jewish Federations surpass initial $500m Israel Emergency Campaign goal

Jewish Federations of North America announced today that they have collectively raised $554 million for their Israel Emergency Campaign. The campaign was launched on October 12th with an initial goal of $500 million.
To date, $111 million has been allocated to over 60 organizations …

Young Adult Leadership Action (YALA) Dual Leadership Model


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, May 25, 2023 -- The Minneapolis and St. Paul Jewish Federations jointly announce a crucial transition in the leadership structure of the Young Adult Leadership Action (YALA) program.

To enhance YALA's influence and extend its reach within our c…

Remembering Lova & Bronia: Shahar Cohen's Family Story

Today begins Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. To honor this day, I would like to share a family story.

This is a love story during World War II between my great-grandmother: Bronia, and my great-grandfather: Lova, whose memories are a blessing.

My great-grandmother: Bronia, shared…

Finding Community and Connection

Kara Kirsch ended up in the Twin Cities by accident. She came at a friend’s invitation, her car broke down here, and friends convinced her to stay. But in the 28 years she’s lived here, she’s never really found community.


It’s not for lack of trying. Kara searched in a variety o…