Gray Academy excels at online teaching during pandemic with ‘Gray Away”

Gray Academy students Ethan (Gr. 9)
and Annie (Gr. 6)

By BERNIE BELLAN
It was March 13 when the Province of Manitoba announced that, effective March 23, all schools in Manitoba were going to close for three weeks – with the possibility that the closure might be extended.

Manitoba film czar Rachel Rusen looking forward to busy time post-COVID

Rachel Rusen

By MYRON LOVE
“I am excited that our provincial government has identified film production as one of the industries that will be allowed to re-open as part of phase 2 of lifting Covid-19 restrictions in Manitoba,” says Rachel Rusen, Manitoba Film Commissioner and CEO of the Manitoba Film & Sound Recording Development Corporation.

Leader in palliative counseling among those calling for government support for grief-related trauma

Dr. Harvey Chochinov

By MYRON LOVE
Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov is a world leader in the psychological and emotional issues involved in palliative care.

New honour puts chazan/scientist Michael Eskin in elite company

Dr. Michael Eskin

By MYRON LOVE

In a career rich in accomplishments, Michael Eskin has climbed another pinnacle. In early May, he was notified that he is this year’s recipient of the Supelco AOCS (American Oil Chemists Society) Research Award.

Jewish Foundation releases list of organizations that received emergency funding

By BERNIE BELLAN
(First posted May 15; amended May 20) Note: This story appeared earlier on this website, but has now been amended to include the list of all "Jewish" organizations that received funding from the Jewish Foundation in what the Foundation says will ultimately be three rounds of emergency funding due to the pandemic.

Demolition complete of old Chesed Shel Emes house – new building expected to be completed in 2021

final demolition of the "old house"

By BERNIE BELLAN
It was just over a little more than a year ago that the Chesed Shel Emes (the Winnipeg Jewish community’s burial society) launched a capital campaign, with the intent to build “a new facility to meet the needs of the Jewish community for many years to come,” an announcement in the May 10, 2019 issue of this paper said.

Simkin Centre staff have been doing a fabulous job dealing with the demands placed on them by COVID-19

neighbours on Dovercourt applaud Simkin residents

By BERNIE BELLAN
The role that Personal Care Homes have been playing in the COVID-19 pandemic is a crucial one.

Jewish organizations struggling with realities of dealing with unprecedented situation

kitchen staff at Gwen Secter

By BERNIE BELLAN
The impact that COVID-19 has had on Jewish organizations in Winnipeg has taken many forms.

Jewish Child and Family Service offers counselling in these stressful times

By BERNIE BELLAN Jewish and Child Family Sevice is a multi-faceted organization providing services to individuals in a host of different areas.

Jewish Foundation of Manitoba steps up to the plate with huge infusion of assistance for Jewish organizations

John Diamond, CEO, Jewish Foundation

Originally posted May 13. Updated May 16

By BERNIE BELLAN The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba has given a major boost to many Jewish organizations that have found themselves in dire financial circumstances as a result of the restrictions placed on their operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jewish Federation to provide emergency assistance for organizations - but why?

By BERNIE BELLAN A story in the Monday, April 27 issue of the Free Press says that the Jewish Federation has launched an emergency fund for organizations that have taken a financial hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.