Serving Winnipeg's Jewish Community Submit to FacebookSubmit to Google BookmarksSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn Youtube

A trip to the former Jewish farm colony in Rosser

Farmhouse that formerly belonged to the Harry Pressman family
On March 23, 2017 the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada held a very well-attended program about the history of Jewish farm settlements in Manitoba. During that program attention was focused on two settlements in particular: Bender Hamlet, founded in 1906, and Camper, founded in 1912.

It’s not a long stretch to stitch a Torah

ROCHELLE SAIDMAN (second from right) holding her contribution to the project. With her (l-r): “My friends Fern Swedlove, Shayna Shulman, and Elaine Saunders are with me as the cheering section."
By GERRY POSNER It is one thing to lift a Torah, another to read from it, and certainly even another to write one.
But, more recently a group of people from all over the world, (over 1,400 and counting) from diverse backgrounds  - like a Mormon fire chief, a Muslim immigrant from Turkey, a Mother Superior at Tyburn Convent in London and indeed, some residents of Winnipeg, all have combined to participate in a programme to cross stitch the five books of the bible, hand by hand.