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TEMPLE IN THE NEWS

>> Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman Highlighted in Magazine about Philanthropy Rabbi Zimmerman shares her ideas about philanthropy, social justice and leading an urban congregation in the “Who Inspires Us” feature on page seven of Minnesota Philanthropy Partners’ magazine, MNSights.

>> South West Patch Article
Article highlighting Rabbi Zimmerman's leadership of Temple Israel.
>> Temple Israel youth participate in a "Night on the Street"
Local twin cities youth spent the night outside to raise awareness about teen homelessnesss.

>> Temple Israel shared Chanukah traditions on Fox 9 News
Temple Israel welcomed reporter Todd Walker from Fox 9 News into our synagogue and shared the joys and traditions of Chanukah.

>> Channel 5 Eyewitness News Interview
Interview with Rabbi Zimmerman about a terrorist threat against the United States.

>> A Peace of My Mind Audio Reflections
Podcast interview about peace. Rabbi Zimmerman draws on a Talmudic text that speaks of several layers of peace. 07-15-09

>> JTA (Jewish Telegraphic Agency) Article
Article mentioning more than 80 rabbis, including Rabbi Jared Saks, who fasted “as a protest and as an emblem of solidarity” with the people of Darfur. 06-18-09

>> Star Tribune Article
Article reviewing the CD "To Be Certain of the Dawn" highlights Cantor Barry Abelson's powerful presence throughout. 03-03-09

>> Star Tribune Video Interview
Interview following the 2008 Presidential election. Rabbi Zimmerman reflects on the history of Anti-Semitism, including insights into the experience of Jews in Minnesota. 11-05-08

>> Minn Post Article
Article highlighting the efforts of Rabbi Zimmerman and other activists to raise awareness about the increased risk of breast cancer among Ashkenazi-Jewish women. 10-28-08

>> WCCO 830 Radio Interview by Eleanor Mondale and Susie Jones
Part Five of “Keeping the Faith,” Jones’ series on world religions. Rabbi Zimmerman sheds light on the distinction between the cultural and religious roots of Judaism. 04-20-08

>> Mpls.St.Paul Magazine: The Influentials 2008
Listing and description of 100 individuals with deep and wide-reaching regional influence includes Rabbi Zimmerman. 02-01-08

>> Star Tribune Article by Kevin Odegard
Article covering the unique experience of Jews in Cuba and Temple Israel’s humanitarian mission to the island nation. Features Rabbi Zimmerman’s retelling, at a Havana synagogue, of her own family’s experience in Cuba and their remarkable journey to freedom. 01-15-08

>> Florida Jewish Newspaper Article by Melissa Apter
Article reporting response to the 35 W bridge collapse. Features a description by Rabbi Zimmerman of Twin Cities’ congregations coming together to provide interfaith support. 08-10-07

>> New York Times Article by Samuel G Freedman
Article about local Imam Makram El-Amin and his relationship with Congressman Keith Ellison.  Rabbi Zimmerman is quoted as part of a description of her efforts to build interfaith cooperation. 10-2007

>> Documentary: Footsteps, a Journey in Faith
Twelve religious leaders of different traditions, including Rabbi Zimmerman, come together for an extraordinary trip to the Middle East. 2007

>> It Takes a Village Radio Show by Carla Kjellberg
Rabbi Zimmerman discussing the scriptural responsibility to prevent global warning. 07-22-06

>> Holocaust Memorial Program Event Website
Profile of Rabbi Zimmerman featured on this site for The Basilica of Saint Mary Holocaust Memorial Oratorio, performed in November of 2005. 11-17-05

>> Minnesota Women's Press: Rabbi Zimmerman featured in article about women in the clergy.12-1-04

>> Minnesota Women's Press: "Marcia Zimmerman: Taking the Lead Without Sacrificing Family" Profile of Rabbi Marcia A. Zimmerman describing her rise to the position of Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel. 01-02-02

>> Minnesota Public Radio/Public Radio International, All Things Considered: "A Natural Transition"
For the first time, a woman is leading the largest Jewish congregation in the Midwest. Marcia Zimmerman was installed Friday night as Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. Over 5,000 members attend the reform synagogue, placing it among the top congregations in the country. Zimmerman has served as Temple Israel's associate rabbi for the past 13 years. Her responsibilities as Senior Rabbi began in July. Zimmerman told All Things Considered host Lorna Benson how her role has changed: (Listen using RealAudio).

 

 

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