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Current, former Winnipeggers recognized with honorary degrees, other awards

clockwise from top left: David Matas, Dr. Martin Yaffe, Harry Nelken, Marsha Hanen
By MYRON LOVE

June is traditionally the time of year for endings and transitions. It is when universities award honorary degrees (along with graduate and post-graduate degrees, of course) and others are recognized by their peers for outstanding achievement in their fields.

Jewish Child and Family Service Annual General Meeting

Elaine Goldstine, CEO, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg; Al Benarroch, Executive Director, JCFS; Danita Dubinsky Aziza, Past President, JCFS; Sherry Lercher Davis, incoming President, JCFS; and Graciela Najenson, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.
By BERNIE BELLAN
The Jewish Child and Family Service held its Annual General Meeting June 19 in the Berney Theatre.

Panel discussion featuring leading Israeli researcher covers all aspects of aged-related brain disease

Dementia panelists (l-r): Dr. Deborah Toiber, Ben Gurion University; Norma Kirby, Program Director for the Alzheimer's Society of Maniotba; Rose Popeski, daughter or parents with age-related dementia
By MYRON LOVE
For most people, if you live long enough, you are almost certain to develop some form of dementia. According to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher Dr. Deborah Toiber, while the early signs of aged-related brain disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease may first appear in some people as young as 50, those symptoms most often appear after 70 and increase exponentially with age.

New Rabbi Rose to take helm of Congregation Etz Chayim

Rabbi Kliel Rose

By MYRON LOVE
The “Family of Roses” will soon be blooming again in Winnipeg.

In selecting Rabbi Kliel Rose as its new spiritual leader, Congregation Etz Chayim is going back to the future.
Kliel Rose’s parents, Rabbi Neal and Carol Rose have had an ongoing relationship with the congregation – and its predecessor, the Rosh Pina Synagogue – going back 40 years or more.

Jewish students at Brock Corydon, Grant Park shine at Winnipeg, Manitoba science symposiums

Sam Di Cresce (little brother Isaac on his back), Olivia Swirsky, Sam Charach, Jericho Knazan. All are in the Hebrew Bilingual program at Brock Corydon
By MYRON LOVE
More than a dozen budding young  potential future scientists - who also happen to be Jewish, stood out at this spring’s Winnipeg School Science Symposium

Chai Folk Ensemble puts on best show ever with four other local dance groups

The final number of the June 7 show, titled “Woven Threads”, featured the Chai Folk Ensemble together with the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble in a dance called “Hora Hopak”.

There was an air of anticipation as the almost 1400 attendees who filed into the Club Regent Event Centre on a warm Thursday evening, June 7, took their seats. For the first time ever, the Chai Folk Ensemble was going to be joined onstage by groups representing four different Winnipeg ethnic groups: Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Magdragat Phillipines, The Aboriginal School of Dance, and La Troupe jeunesse de l’Ensemble folklorique de la Riviere-Rouge (Métis).
In addition to the Chai Folk Ensemble singers, audience members were treated to singing by the Yona Choir, Paul Ong, and Ray St. Germain.
The evening also provided an opportunity to honour Tova and Larry Vickar, longtime supporters of so many causes in this province.

For a montage of photos from the concert click on "Read more".