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This is the Podcast home of Jewfolk's Who The Folk?! Podcast. Hear from interesting Members of the Tribe from all over the Minneapolis and St. Paul area.
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Layah Shagalow

Layah Shagalow

2019-12-0100:18:06

We’re joined by Layah Shagalow, the assistant director of Shaarim. Layah tells us what it’s like to work for an organization that her mother founded and that she’s seen grow from the ground up, the opening of the Gateways Boutique Thrift Shop, and what it’s like to be back in Minnesota seven years later than she expected
Ruth Hampton Olkon

Ruth Hampton Olkon

2019-11-1700:17:20

This week we sit down with Ruth Hampton Olkon, the executive director of Jewish Family Service of St. Paul. We talk about what it’s like to come back to the agency after several years away, what she picked up while she was gone, and where she’s hoping to take JFS in the years ahead.
Ben Cohen

Ben Cohen

2019-11-1000:23:33

What's it like to watch the trial of a former Nazi guard? St. Louis Park native Ben Cohen is just back from Germany where he represented his family at the trial a guard at the concentration camp his grandmother, Judy Meisel, survived.
Katie Rosenberg

Katie Rosenberg

2019-11-0300:17:11

We are interviewing Katie Rosenberg, who is Herzl Camp's new Event Manager, to talk all about the upcoming Herzl In The City fundraiser on Nov. 16. Katie talks about her longstanding connection to Herzl Camp, why she loves event planning and why it's been something she's always wanted to in this week's Who The Folk and Hakshivu! Hakshivu! Podcast.http://herzlcamp.org/herzl-in-the-city/
Stephanie Stillman

Stephanie Stillman

2019-10-2700:16:25

We are back from our high Holiday hiatus, and I'm joined by Stephanie Stillman, the volunteer coordinator at Second Harvest Heartland. We talk about food insecurity, her farming experience, and the meaning behind a very cool tattoo, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Jess Braverman

Jess Braverman

2019-10-0600:16:37

We sit down with Jess Braverman, the Legal Director at Gender Justice, a St. Paul-based non-profit legal and policy advocacy organization. We talk about what her organization does, what brought her to the advocacy law she has practiced, and how her Judaism impacts her work.
Lev Gringauz

Lev Gringauz

2019-09-2200:19:08

Today we talk travel and journalism with Lev Gringauz, whose work you've been reading on TC Jewfolk for a couple of years now, especially while he was in Israel and eastern Europe. Now he's back in Minnesota and launching a new project for TC Jewfolk – The Jews Are Tired. Lev explains what it is, and so much more, on this week's Who The Folk Podcast.
Jacob and Julie Rupp

Jacob and Julie Rupp

2019-09-1500:30:14

What brings people who have been life-long warm weather West Coast residents to Minnesota? Rabbi Jacob and Julie Rupp may be wondering the same thing in a few months. The Rupps are the new executive directors of Aish Minnesota. We talk about why the Rupps chose Minnesota, what led Jacob to the rabbinate, and the Jewish journey that brought the two of them to this point, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Rabbi Tobias Moss

Rabbi Tobias Moss

2019-09-0800:26:15

This week we sit down with Rabbi Tobias Moss, the newest rabbi at Temple Israel. Rabbi Moss goes in-depth in the many forms of Judaism in his family, what drew him to Minnesota, and why he chose to tackle Yiddish (?!?!) on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast
Ross Fishman

Ross Fishman

2019-08-2500:15:50

This week we're joined by Ross Fishman, a choir teacher, composer, and the founder of Barside Baby Music. We talk about his musical roots, how Barside Baby Music got started, and his process he goes through when he composes, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Sara Bogomolny

Sara Bogomolny

2019-08-0400:15:25

Today I get the honor and pleasure of talking to Sara Bogomolny, my new co-worker at Jewfolk where she joined us last week as our new director of engagement. Sara talks about what brings her to the Twin Cities, how her theater background will help her in the job, and what creating a community means to her on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Alex Fisher

Alex Fisher

2019-07-2100:17:28

This week we sit down with Alex Fisher, who recently started a new job as the director of community education for the Hopkins School District. We talk about what community education is, how it's beneficial to the community – even empty nesters – and how the principles of community education apply to Judaism, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Roni Falck

Roni Falck

2019-07-1400:15:27

People have friends and family over brunch all the time. But for many years, Roni Falck and her family host brunches and dinners with a twist. Roni talks with us about the brunches that her and family host several times each year as a way to raise money for organizations and causes around the country. Roni tells us how these got started, how she uses them to teach her kids about tzedakah and tikkun olam, and why what's happening on the southern border has become important for her, on this week's who The Folk? Podcast.
Zane Gayle

Zane Gayle

2019-07-0700:25:06

What brought a lifelong Wisconsinite to Minnesota? Zane Gayle saw nothing but opportunities. Gayle recently graduated with a master's in architecture degree from the University of Minnesota. His master's project focused on a theoretical redesigning of Minnesota Hillel's building, however he has also been involved in the very real process that Hillel is now going through to renovate its space. Zane talks about that process, where Judaism comes into his architecture, and the lessons he learned along the way, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Sheila Leventhal

Sheila Leventhal

2019-07-0100:25:09

As Cecil's Deli celebrates its 70th anniversary today, there is one person who has been involved since the beginning: Sheila Leventhal. As the daughter of the founders, Cecil and Faye Glickman, Sheila started as an 8-year-old helping around the market before the restaurant even opened 15 years later. Sheila reflects on a life shaping the family business and what it's like to have three generations all working together on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Noam Sienna

Noam Sienna

2019-06-2300:31:24

Why, in the midst of working on your doctorate dissertation, would you go and write a book that has nothing to do with your dissertation topic? That's a question Noam Sienna wrestled with, but nonetheless went ahead and did it anyway. Noam talks about his book A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts from the First Century to 1969, why he wrote it, some fascinating stories he learned in the research, and what's next after he finishes his Ph.D. next year, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Hannah Gilfix

Hannah Gilfix

2019-06-1600:24:48

This week we sit down with newly inducted Jewish professional Hannah Gilfix, who's upgrading her longtime Jewish community involvement at Adath, USY and Herzl Camp with a new job at the Foundation for Jewish Camps. Hannah talks with us about being the leadership development fellow at the FJC, her ongoing work at Herzl Camp, and what it means to be a young Jewish professional, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Rep. Dean Phillips

Rep. Dean Phillips

2019-06-0900:26:17

This week we were lucky enough to catch up with Congressman Dean Phillips. The representative of Minnesota's 3rd District was home on a brief Congregational recess, where we discussed the expectations of the job versus reality, the perpetual campaigning, and has mind changed on impeaching the president, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
Sara Shiff

Sara Shiff

2019-06-0200:24:06

How does a high school junior find time to act, sing, create art, start a business, and still up great grades? Sara Shiff says that she's still working on time management, but it's clear that she isn't daunted by a heavy workload. We talk to the Armstrong High School student about where she got her start, selling her beautiful artwork in an unsuspecting medium, and getting ready for Rimon's annual P'Chotchka event, on this week's Who The Folk?! Podcast.
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