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Six young Israelis speak to Winnipeg audience about their experiences with something called “WordSwap”

Six young Israelis – representing the hugely diverse mix of ethnic backgrounds that make up that country, were in Winnipeg on March 21st as part of the ongoing efforts of the organization known as StandWithUs to reach out to students on university and college campuses in attempting to convey a positive image of Israel.

Israeli war hero Doron Almog explains why he came all the way to Winnipeg to kick off this year’s JNF Negev Gala

Doron Almog edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN
Gen. (Res.) Doron Almog is one of Israel’s greatest living heroes. Perhaps best known as the first paratrooper commander to land at Entebbe in 1976 during Israel’s rescue operation there, he also gained renown for his lead role in Operation Moses, which brought thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel in the 1980s.

Holocaust survivor Isaac Gotfried speaks to group of Muslim students at Holocaust Education Centre

Isaac Gotfried edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN

Ninety-two-year-old Isaac Gotfried has been telling his story of how he survived the Holocaust to various Winnipeg schoolchildren for over 24 years. (He told me that he estimates he has told his story to students over 100 times and figures that, during that time, he has been heard by over 20,000 students.)

Was the Jewish Learning Centre treated unfairly in the media?


By BERNIE BELLAN (Posted Feb. 24, 2018)
On Monday, February 20, CBC News broke a story about criminal charges that had been laid against Rabbi Yacov Simmonds involving allegations of sexual impropriety. The story went on to note that Rabbi Simmonds  had fled Winnipeg prior to a warrant being issued for his arrest and was currently at large, likely in the United States.

Community organizations and members come together to honour International Holocaust Remembrance Day

IHRDBy RAN UKASHI - Manitoba Regional Director for B’nai Brith Canada
In honour of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, 2018, B’nai Brith Canada came together with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and several community organizations to put on a free three-part series to mark the occasion entitled Italy During the Fascist Era.