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Jewish-led community teams among top fundraisers in upcoming Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life June 10

Serratus Superstars (l-r): Sharon Goszer-Tritt, Randee Pollock, Cathy Moser, Harriet Zimmer.

The 11th annual Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life 20KM walk (or 200-minute workout) will take place in Assiniboine Park on Saturday, June 10, and several members of our Jewish community are – once again – among the leading fundraisers.

Jewish Child & Family Service Gala runs up against Game 7 of Jets-Nashville series…and manages to come out ahead!

JCFS Community of Caring Gala Committee (left-right): Elena Grinshteyn, Randee Pollock, Leslie Wilder, Meytal Lavy, Pam Vine, Heather Leonoff, Harriet Zimmer, Sherry Lercher-Davis, Al Benarroch, Einat Paz-Keynan, Shana Menkis, Rietta Floom, Jill Atnikov, Tara Greenberg, Danita Dubinsky-Aziza (Missing from photo: Joanne Grusko, Carli Rossall, Irina Krassovitski) Photo courtesy of Manuel F. Sousa Photography

Of all the lousy luck – a gala evening that had been long in the planning happened to coincide with what was, to that point, the most important game in Winnipeg Jets’ history.

It was Game 7 of the Jets-Nashville series. Knowing that many of those who would be in attendance would be checking their phones all during the evening, the decision was made by JCFS gala planners to try to accommodate the many hockey fans who were in attendance at the JCFS “Community of Caring” gala on May 10th.
MC Rabbi Matthew Leibl told the almost sold-out Convention Centre crowd that “We have tried to plan this evening so that the main entertainment and the main speeches coincide with intermissions in the hockey game.”

Manitoba chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity to be honoured at JNF Negev Gala May 29

Manitoba Jewish dentists - members of Alpha Omega Fraternity to be honoured at Negev Gala

On May 29th, 2018 the Jewish National Fund (JNF) will be honouring the Manitoba Chapter of Alpha Omega Fraternity and one of its most distinguished members, Dr. Gerald Niznick.

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)


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.

Canadian Mennonite University plays host to anti-Israel speaker


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”. “

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

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.

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.