Jewish Connection Partnership
 

Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

BETH EL SYNAGOGUE (C)

5224 West 26th Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(612) 920-3512
Fax: (612) 920-7855

Institutional Membership: 1350 families
Percent Intermarried: members - less than 20%; board - 0%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Hebrew Classes; Jews by Choice; Interfaith Couples Group; Havurot; Holiday "how to" Workshops; Outreach Seder.
Contact: Rabbi Alexander Davis and Rabbi Avi Olitzky

CONGREGATION SHIR TIKVAH (R)

5000 Girard Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 822-1440

Institutional Membership: 240 households
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Havurot; Holiday "how to" Workshops, Lectures on Intermarriage; Films on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Stacy Offner

JEWISH FAMILY AND CHILDREN'S SERVICE
OF MINNEAPOLIS

13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 542-4812
fax: (952) 593-1773
E-mail: DLevenstein@JFCSMPLS.Org

Number of Clients: 9,000
Percent Intermarried: clients - NA; staff - NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Parents of Intermarrieds; Discussions on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussion; Holiday "how to" Workshops; Stepping Stones/Pathways.
Other Programs: Before and After the Honeymoon for Interfaith Couples, Barbara Rudnick, BRudnick@JFCSMPLS.Org
Contact: Debra Levenstein, MA

MAYIM RABIM CONGREGATION (REC)

4508 Zenith Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
(612) 922-5983

Institutional Membership: 33 households
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board 27%

Programs: Introduction to Reconstuctionist Judaism Classes; Holiday "how to" Workshops, Lectures on Intermarriage.
Contact: Barbara Davis, President of the Congregation.

TEMPLE ISRAEL(R)

2324 Emerson Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55405
(612) 377-8680
Fax: (612) 377-6630
Email: Info@TempleIsrael.Com


Institutional Membership: 2000 households
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - NA

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Hebrew Classes; Holiday "how to" Workshops, Outreach/Learner's Shabbat; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Marcia R. Zimmerman (mzimmerman@templeisrael.com)

Minnetonka, Minnesota

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICE OF MINNEAPOLIS

13100 Wayzata Boulevard, Suite 400
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 542-4825
Fax: (952) 593-1778
Email: brudnick@jfcsmpls.org


Institutional Membership: 7000
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; staff - 1%

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Parents of Intermarrieds; Times and Seasons; Staff Sensitivity Training; Discussion of Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions; Interfaith Couples Group; Films on Intermarriage; Lectures on Intermarriage; Counseling; Couples Support Groups; Stepping Stones/Pathways.
Contact: Barara Rudnick, MA, Family Life Educator


BET SHALOM CONGREGATION (R)

13613 Orchard Road
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 933-8525
Fax: (952) 933-3238
Email: andrea.blumberg@betshalom.org

Institutional Membership: 825 families
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - NA.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Havurot; Staff Sensitivity Training; Discussion of Intermarriage; Extensive Adult Education; "December Dilemma" Discussions; Preparation for Conversion; Jews by Choice; Interfaith Couples Group; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Counseling; Films on Intermarriage.

Other Programs in Your Community: The Minneapolis Jewish Federation is very positively sensitive and responsive to this and related issue. Contact Eli Skora, Executive Director, (651) 690-1707
Contact:
Andrea Blumberg, Executive Director

St. Louis Park, Minnesota

B'NAI EMET SYNAGOGUE (C)

3115 Ottawa Avenue S
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
(952) 927-7309
Fax: (952) 927-0179
Email: rabbi@bnaiemet.org

Institutional Membership: 340
Percent Intermarried: members - 2% ; board - 0%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Discussion of Intermarriage; Adult Education; "December Dilemma" Discussions; Preparation for Conversion; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Counseling; Lectures on Intermarriage.
Contact: Rabbi Charni Flame Selch

St. Paul, Minnesota

THE JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER
OF THE GREATER ST. PAUL AREA

1375 St. Paul Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0751
Fax: (651) 698-8591
Email: sherstein@stpauljcc.org


Institutional Membership: 2400 membership units
Percent Intermarried: members - NA; board - 6.2%; staff - 1%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Melton Mini-School; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Derekh Torah; Lectures on Intermarriage; Extensive Adult Education; Films on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Sean Herstein, Jewish Education Director

TEMPLE AARON (C)

616 S Mississippi River Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-8874
Fax: (651) 698-3000
E-mail: Rabbikonigsburg@templeofaaron.org


Institutional Membership: 1400 families
Percent Intermarried: members - 5%; board - 2%.

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Preparation for Conversion; Hebrew Classes; Jews by Choice; Mentor Program; Melton Mini School; Outreach Learners Shabbat; Staff Sensitivity Training; Counseling; Discussion of Intermarriage; Extensive Adult Education; Films on Intermarriage; "December Dilemma" Discussions.
Contact: Rabbi Randall J. Konigsburg

MOUNT ZION TEMPLE (R)

1300 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
(651) 698-3881
Fax: (651) 698-1263
Email: mountzion@mzion.org

Institutional Membership: 690
Percent Intermarried: members - approx. 25%; board - approx. 25%

Programs: Introduction to Judaism Classes; Hebrew Classes; Mentor Program; Outreach Learners Shabbat; Staff Sensitivity Training; Extensive Adult Education; "December Dilemma" Discussions; Preparation for Conversion; Jews by Choice; Interfaith Couples Group; Melton Mini-School; Holiday "How-To" Workshops; Counseling; Lectures on Intermarriage, Films on Intermarriage.
Other Programs: 3 week class "Building a Jewish Home; Creating a Jewish Family" for couples to be married or recently married including interfaith couples.
Contact: Rabbi Adam Stock Spilker

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF ST. PAUL

1633 W. 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55116
(651) 698-0767
Fax: (651) 698-0162
Email: rwaxman@jfssp.org

Number of Clients: approx. 200/year in counseling and/or FLE groups
Percent Intermarried: clients - NA; board - NA.

Programs: Counseling; Discussions on Intermarriage (if asked to lead or co-lead); Interfaith Couples Group (if asked to lead or co-lead); Couple Support Group (if asked to lead or co-lead).
Contact: Rena Waxman, Executive Director