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Acclaimed novelist, teacher and speaker Dara Horn speaks to sold-out audience at Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue

Members of the Schulman family (l-r): MARLON SCHULMAN (Dara’s brother-in-law), SYLVIA SCHULMAN (Dara’s mother-in-law), DARA HORN, BRENDAN SCHULMAN (Dara’s husband), and PERRY SCHULMAN (Dara’s father-in-law)

By BERNIE BELLAN

Over 250 people were in attendance at the Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue Sunday evening May 6th as well-known writer Dara Horn gave a talk titled “Eternal Life - Blessing or Curse?”
Also prior to Dara’s talk, it was announced that the congregation had successfully raised $1.2 million in its recent fund-raising drive and that the mortgage on the building has been halved.

2018 Dr. Philip Weiss Award For Storytelling for Peace and Human Rights Award given to Pinchas Gutter

Pinchas Gutter being presented with Philip Weiss Award by Francie Winograd, daughter of the late Philip Weiss

By BERNIE BELLAN
For 13 years every year around this time the Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College presents something called The Winnipeg International Storytelling Festival.

Canadian Mennonite University plays host to anti-Israel speaker

Rev. NAIM ATEEK

By BERNIE BELLAN On Wednesday, April 25th, the Canadian Mennonite University played host to a speaker by the name of Rev. Naim Ateek, a Palestinian Anglican priest who has been in Canada as part of a cross-country tour. Rev. Ateek promotes something he describes as “Palestinian Liberation Theology”. “

Letter from Jewish Federation of Winnipeg to Canadian Mennonite University

Laurel Malkin     Elaine Goldstine

Ed. note: The following copy of a letter sent from the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg to the president of Canadian Mennonite University was received in our office Monday afternoon, April 23. It refers to a decision taken by the Canadian Mennonite University to play host to a contorversial speaker on April 25.

Canadian Mennonite University to play host to anti-Israel speaker

CMU logoBy BERNIE BELLAN

Fresh upon the heels of a controversy emanating from the University of Winnipeg’s Global College having sponsored a panel discussion in February which was accused of having an anti-Semitic element, the Canadian Mennonite University is about to play host to yet another forum which will feature a speaker, the Reverend Naim Ateek, who has been at the forefront of the BDS movement .