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JNF returns to Gimli for annual "Breakfast for Israel"

Israel Ludwig saying Hamotzi (with JNF Man.-Sask. President Jessica Cogan)

By SIMONE COHEN SCOTT
Cottagers in the Interlake welcomed the return of the annual JNF Manitoba/Saskatchewan ‘Breakfast for Israel” to the Lakeview Resort in Gimli, after a two-year absence (when it has held at Camp Massad). A tasty kosher buffet was catered by Gunn’s Bakery. The guest speaker was Nomi Levin Yeshua, and her topic was ‘From Teddy to Trump: Challenges and Opportunities in Jerusalem’.

David Matas will be lone defender of Israel at upcoming symposium on "Israel & Palestine law"

David Matas

By BERNIE BELLAN

In our August 1 issue we ran a story by Myron Love about an upcoming symposium. There were several errors in that story, beginning with the title of the symposium. Its correct title is “Israel, Palestine & International Law Symposium”, not “Israel, International Law & Peace”.

Jewish Foundation allocates record amount in grants in 2017

Tara Fainstein, Jewish Foundation CEO and Ian Barnes, Foundation CFO

By BERNIE BELLAN
The Jewish Foundation committed a record amount in grants for the year ending December 31, 2017. A total of $4,545,739 was allocated in the form of both designated and undesignated grants.
That amount brings the total amount distributed by the Foundation since 1964 to $59,341,605.

Successful CJA campaign translates into higher grants to most Federation beneficiaries

By MYRON LOVE & BERNIE BELLAN
Although the Combined Jewish Appeal has not been as successful as it was in 2013 and 2014 - when it raised over $5.8 million both years, it did exceed its target of $5.7 million for the 2017-18 campaign by $70,000. And that means more money - $50,000 more – was available to apportion among CJA beneficiary agencies for the coming year.