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Family of Rabbi Zalman Schachter responds to article about his life

Rabbi SchachterEd. note: We had posted a story about an event organized by the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada back in December about the period in the life of the late Rabbi Zalman Schachter when he lived in Winnipeg. That story can be read elsewhere on this website at That particular story elicited a response from the family of the late Rabbi Schachter:

A.A. Heaps, first Jewish Member of Parliament from Manitoba, honoured with plaque

HeapsOn Thursday, November 24 in the Berney Theatre, the Jewish Heritage Centre, Parks Canada and the Manitoba Historical Society unveiled a plaque designating Abraham Albert Heaps as a person of national historic significance. Heaps, a labour activist and politician at the local and national level played a prominent role in lobbying for major public programs such as the old age pension and unemployment insurance.

Some facts & figures on the number of Israelis who have immigrated to Winnipeg in recent years

WinnipegBy BERNIE BELLAN I've been somewhat obsessed of late by the incredibly large influx of Russian Israelis into Manitoba, I was doing some further research into just how many Russian Israelis have come here in recent years.
I was able to find statistics from the Province of Manitoba for the years 2009-2014 which go to show a snapshot of just how huge the level of immigration from Israel to Manitoba has been.

The late Rabbi Zalman Schachter’s time in Winnipeg recalled at lively evening hosted by Jewish Heritage Centre

Rabbi SchachterBy BERNIE BELLAN
It was billed as an evening that would be devoted to “Rabbi Zalman Schachter and the Winnipeg origins of the Jewish Renewal Movement”.
Like just about everything else associated with the late Rabbi Schachter (who died in 2014 at the age of 90), it was an evening not without controversy.

While the Asper Campus parking lot is often packed - many spaces reserved for staff & students remain unused

parking lotBy BERNIE BELLAN
Okay, the following story is not of earth-shaking importance…it’s just one of those typical kinds of stories that can work individuals like me into a high dudgeon.
It was on Monday, November 28 that I really noticed the ridiculous imbalance between reserved and non-reserved parking stalls in the Asper Campus parking lot. It was 9:30 a.m. and I was there to attend the Rady JCC wellness fair.