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Where can you go now if you’re looking to hold a kosher “simcha”? Fairmont Hotel to close its kosher kitchen

Fairmont edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN
Not too long ago, if someone was planning a Jewish wedding, it was taken for granted that the food served would be kosher. Not only that, if it was a Jewish wedding then the likelihood was that it was going to be held in a synagogue.

Young Israeli hockey phenom now calls Winnipeg home

Guy Rozin edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN
From time to time our esteemed sports writer, Harvey Rosen, has written something about Israeli hockey – either in reference to Israel participating in some hockey competition or another (usually with a mix of players not born in Israel) or Winnipeggers heading over to Israel to participate in a hockey tournament there.

While our Jewish schools struggle with attracting newcomer families, it’s Jewish camps that are proving most successful at integrating newcomers into the Jewish community

Camp ExecdirectorsBy BERNIE BELLAN
With the rapidly changing face of Winnipeg’s Jewish community as a result of the massive influx of newcomers to this city, one of the questions that has preoccupied us for some time is how well these newcomers are integrating into the existing community?

Asper Business School Dean Michael Benarroch leaving Winnipeg to take up new post at Ryerson University

michael benarrochBy BERNIE BELLAN
After a five-year tenure as Dean of the Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba, Dr. Michael Benarroch will be leaving Winnipeg to take up a new position at Ryerson University as Provost and Vice-President Winnipeg.