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Shir Tikvah's 2017 Great Gatherings

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Shir Tikvah's 2016 Great Gatherings

Shir Tikvah's Great Gatherings are a variety of adult and family-friendly events, parties, and custom outings which are generously donated and hosted by Shir Tikvah members. Join family and friends to socialize AND raise money for our congregation.

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Shir Tikvah's Great Gatherings are a variety of adult and family-friendly events, parties, and custom outings which are generously donated and hosted by Shir Tikvah members. Join family and friends to socialize AND raise money for our congregation.

Great Gathering Events

Artisan Breadmaking with Jeff Hertzberg

In this class, best-selling cookbook author and Shir Tikvah member Jeff Hertzberg shows you how to fill your kitchen with the irresistible aromas of a French bakery with just five minutes of active preparation time. He'll be teaching recipes and methods from his Bread In 5 Minutes a Day book series, which has over 700,000 copies in print. Your spot includes one copy of any of Jeff's books (traditional, whole-grain, pizza, or gluten-free*), and a 2- hour evening class at Shir Tikvah with plenty of bread, flatbread and pizza, along with a salad, so you can make dinner out of it. (Additional books will be available for sale).* Though the gluten-free books will be available, there won't be any gluten-free recipes in this class. Everything will be made with wheat-based all-purpose or whole grain flours. Saturday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Shir Tikvah. $50 per person.

Image result for rabbi michael latz dinnerDinner with Rabbi Michael Latz & Michael Simon 

Fabulous meal cooked and served at home by Michael Simon & Rabbi Michael Latz. Come for the delicious dinner and sumptuous desserts, and stay for the stories you always wanted to hear, all of which are sure to bring a sweet week ahead. Saturday, April 29 at 6 p.m. $125 per person, limited to 10 people.

A Musical Evening with MJ Gilbert

Singer MJ Gilbert offers a lively evening of songs in what she describes as the beginning of her "one-woman reunion tour" that will inspire, rock and move you. She will perform songs, well-known and obscure, ranging from Elvis Costello to Guster and beyond, including some odd surprises and special guests. Open to the public -- bring your friends! Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Shir Tikvah. $18 per person.

Bike Tour of Jewish Sites of North Minneapolis

Hosted by Rabbi Debra Rappaport And Bobby Zelle 

Bike and brunch! Rabbi Debra Rappaport and Bobby Zelle narrate the history of North Minneapolis while enjoying a bike ride through the city. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot at Sabes Jewish Community Center, or meet at 9:30 a.m. at Sumner Library. Bike 12 to 15 miles. Brunch will be enjoyed at Breaking Bread Foods. The outing will finish by noon. Sunday, July 9 at 9:30 a.m. to noon. $50 per person, limited to 15 people. 

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The Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians

Co-hosted by Barry Epstein and Noam Halpern. The Twins are in need of some Shir Tikvah love, so come on out to ballgame, get yourself a kosher dog, and yell yourself silly! Sunday, June 18 at 1 p.m. $35 per person, liimited to 40 people.

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Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury

Co-hosted by Barry Epstein and Simone Pierotti. Come and watch the Lynx in their quest to regain the World Championship. This is Shir Tikvah's 6th year of rooting for the best team in Minnesota. Sunday, July 16 at 6 p.m. at Excel Energy Center, St Paul. $35 per person, limited to 30 people.

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Minnesota United Soccer vs. The New York Red Bulls

Hosted by Barry Epstein and Dan & Emmy Higgs Matzner. Discover the excitement of professional soccer and welcome the Loons to the MLS with your friends and Shir Tikvah family. Fans cheer and sing, watching Minnesota’s newest sports team in action. Saturday, July 22 at 3 p.m. TCF Bank Stadium. $35 per person, limited to 45 people.

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St. Paul Saints vs. Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks

Hosted by Barry Epstein. Bring the family and friends for our 5th Annual group outing to see the fan-friendly Saints. The new stadium offers close-ups of the action and zany crowd-pleasing antics. 5 p.m. Sunday, August 6 at CHS Field, St. Paul$20 per person, limited to 40 people.

British Whiskies & Cheese Tasting

Co-hosted by Cordelia Anderson & John Humleker; Kathryn Klibanoff & Jeremy Pierotti; Lisa Schwartz; Sego & Edan Schwartz; John & Ellen Walthour. Take a virtual journey across the pond to taste an array of exclusively British whiskies paired with fine savories and sweets. Think Downton Abbey meets Monty Python. Fine wine and equally fine non-alcoholic beverages will also be served. Door prizes, too! At the home of John Humleker & Cordelia Anderson, with tours of their award-winning garden also included. Saturday, September 9 at 7 p.m. $50 per person, limited to 45 people.

Image result for sing alongShir Tikvah's Showtunes Sing-along! DATE TO BE DETERMINED

Have you been singing along to Hamilton in the shower for a year? Or humming “My Favorite Things” since Shabbat at the Movies? Do you have a favorite Disney musical? Do you know the difference between Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, Shir Tikvah’s Showtunes Sing-along is the Great Gathering for you!

Join master accompanist Eric Brook and master of ceremonies Bruce Manning, along with card-carrying musical theater nerds Aaron Lichtov and Molly Keenan, for a night that promises to be the lovechild of summer camp and karaoke. We’ll start with some kid-friendly tunes, including but not limited to Disney faves, and work our way toward the more mature portion of the program. Stay for as much or as little of the evening as you like. Bring treats and non-alcoholic beverages if you wish.

If you’ve ever done karaoke, you know how this works: once the set list is released, you can sign up for tunes you want to perform/lead (solo or with a group). Send your request to Aaron. The rest of us will sing with you and cheer for you.  There will also be day-of-event sign-up opportunities.  Date to be determined at Shir Tikvah. $18 per person; $36 per family.

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