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A trip to the former Jewish farm colony in Rosser

Farmhouse that formerly belonged to the Harry Pressman family
By BERNIE BELLAN
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.