DAY // WAY 13: Join 30 Days of Biking


We are pleased to have 30 Days of Biking agree to join us on one of our 100 Days // 100 Ways—and you should be, too! For those unfamiliar, 30 Days of Biking is a promise to ride your bike every day in April and share your adventures online at #30Daysofbiking.

Minneapolis has been voted as the most bike-friendly city in the nation, a fact that each of us in our community—Jewish or otherwise—can be proud.

Still unclear what 30 Days of Biking is? They have a great video that tells their story better than we can.

Another great thing about 30 Days of Biking? You don’t necessarily have to bike outside. Enjoy taking spin classes at the JCC? That totally counts! All rider levels are welcome: children, teens, young adults, and don’t forget about Bubbe!

We encourage you to sign up to ride, download the Spoke Card to show your support, and share your biking adventures online at #30Daysofbiking or on our very own hashtag of #100DaysMPLS. Happy riding!


Be sure to check out the rest of our 100 Days events and posts on Facebook and on Twitter, as well as on our website.

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To kick off Week 2 of our 100 Days // 100 Ways campaign, we’re announcing our Photo Contest.

Here’s what you should know:

From now until Tuesday, May 31st at 1:05 PM CST, you can enter a photo a day for your chance to win a free 2-month subscription to Hello Mazel.

So, what do you need to do?

1. Request your very own “I STAR MPLS” stickers 

2. Take pictures of your “I STAR MPLS” stickers and upload them

3. Vote on your favorites and spread the word with the hashtag #100DaysMPLS

What are you waiting for? Show us how YOU “Star MPLS” and enter your chance to win.


Be sure to check out the rest of our 100 Days events and posts on Twitter as well as on our website.

Like posts like this? Why not give us a “chai” five?

Donate $18



Show us your sukkah!

It’s almost that time of year where we hang fruit from the ceiling and urge our children to PLEASE not hit each other with the lulav – Sukkot! This year, Sukkot starts Sunday, September 27.

Are you starting to plan your sukkah?

The sukkah walls can be constructed from any material (wood, canvas, aluminum siding, sheets). But what if it was made from… LEGOs?


JBrick, an online company based out of St. Paul, has created a custom LEGO set sukkah. From their website:

What will your LEGO® mini-figs do come the holiday of Sukkot without a proper sukkah? We have the answer for you in the form of our jbrick custom LEGO® Sukkah! But wait, there is more! You get a bonus mini-fig with a cap and hoodie and lulav plus etrog? You got it! There is plenty of room inside the sukkah to add your own table and chairs for company and holiday festive meals!


Lindsay, Federation’s resident LEGO master builder, assembled our set herself… and now it’s your turn! We want to give you your very own Lego sukkah.

To enter to win, tell us on our Facebook page why your family or community’s sukkah is special! Do you have a special sleepover? A fancy catered sit down dinner? Do you make a special decoration? We want to hear about it – or see pictures!

The contest will run now through October 15, and the winner will be chosen randomly from entries and announced on October 16 on our Facebook page.

Chag sameach!