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Manitoba Jewish physicians project hosts third evening of reminiscences

SchactersBy MYRON LOVE
It was almost a full house at the Berney Theatre on Thursday, June 22, for the third in a series of presentations by Winnipeg Jewish doctors about the history of Manitoba Jewish medicine. The lecture series is part of the upcoming Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada’s archive and book project covering a Century of Manitoba Jewish physicians.

New exhibit chronicling Canadian Jewish contribution to 150 years of Canadian life now on at Asper Campus

CJEBy BERNIE BELLAN
A new exhibit currently on display at the Asper Campus in the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada glass panels adjacent to the Berney Theatre tells some aspects of the history of Canadian Jewry over the past 150 years in pictures and words.

David Matas receives Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

David MatasBy MYRON LOVE
David Matas has devoted his life to the defense of human rights worldwide. For his efforts, he has received numerous honours, including: the Governor-General’s Confederation Medal, appointment to the Order of Canada, the 2009 Human Rights Award from the German-based International Society for Human Rights, and a nomination for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.