Tevlin: Group seeks to reunite Jews with their north Minneapolis history

Star Tribune (July 26, 2016)

The colors for Minneapolis North High School are blue and white, same as the Israeli flag. This is not a coincidence, says Jane Barrash, who has taught the school’s state championship basketball team meditation, relaxation techniques and positive thinking for three years.

The Polars basketball team also plays in Jacobi gym. It doesn’t get much more Jewish than that, said Barrash, who has launched an effort to reconnect Jewish people who grew up on the North Side with their old neighborhood in an effort to build awareness of and support for North High, and north Minneapolis more generally.READ MORE…