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Young leaders step up for 2017 Combined Jewish Appeal Young Adult Division (YAD)

YAD2By HOLLY HARRIS
The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg’s 2017 Combined Jewish Appeal (CJA) Campaign is now in full swing. The Young Adult Division (YAD), comprised of members aged 25-45, raises funds for that demographic by programming a variety of educational, leadership, volunteer and social activities throughout the year.

Dr. Ted Lyons weighs in on changes to health care system

lyonsBy REBECA KUROPATWA

With the numerous changes to the health care system being announced almost daily by the government, Dr. Edward Lyons can hardly wait to come to the Rady JCC and share his long-honed knowledge about navigating the system. The talk will take place during the lunch hour (12noon-1pm) on Mon, Nov 13th at the Rady JCC. (ed. note: It's sold out.)

Inaugural Winnipeg StandWithUs event features charismatic young “Arab Muslim Zionist” Yahya Mahamid

StandWithUsBy BERNIE BELLAN
Twenty-year-old Yahya Mahamid is one very brave individual. Not only has he defied the overwhelmingly anti-Israel sentiment that dominates the Arab world – and his own Palestinian people, by proudly describing himself as an “Arab Muslim Zionist”, he has been willing to stand up directly to virulent critics of Israel in such hotbeds of hatred toward Israel as South Africa.

Shaarey Zedek Yom Tov attendance soars, most other congregations report decrease

shaarey zedekBy MYRON LOVE
Shaarey Zedek, our community’s oldest and largest congregation, seems to be undergoing a renaissance. Not only has Shabbat attendance been on the rise over the past year – as a result of the congregation streamlining the service – but, according to Ian Staniloff, the congregation’s executive director, this past yom tov was the best attended yom tov service in the ten years that he has been serving as executive director.