Monday, January 10 Provide and Serve Dinner at Our Saviours Shelter in Minneapolis Most of the shelter residents are looking for work, or working fulltime at low wage jobs and cannot afford their own apartment or house. Session choices include Yiddish art songs, Kabbalah, Subversive Women in the Story of Exodus, a bagel-making demonstration and much more.
The annual Sampler has been a popular event for JSC members and the program this year is sure to please.
As for the students and staff of the Mir Yeshiva, they had fled to Lithuania with the fall of Poland in 1939.We work to effect positive change in the Jewish Community through social activities, educational events, spiritual opportunities, and community outreach.Our events are open to people of all sexualities and religions.Jews first began to settle in Mir in the 17th century, and by the end of the 19th century, Jews comprised 62% of the town’s population.The Germans captured Mir in June 1941, and executed large numbers of Jews.
On this same day in 1942, Metropolitan Andrei Szeptycki, a bishop with the Greek Catholic Church in Nazi-occupied Lemberg (Lwow), Poland, issued orders for the clergy in his jurisdiction to shelter Jewish children.