A Toronto restaurant known as Foodbenders has set off a storm of controversy over its overtly anti-Israel stance (along with being anti just about everything that it’s fashionable to be against these days among certain elements on the left).
Gray Academy grad Dylan Kagan first ever Gray Academy student to be given “McDonald’s Leadership Award”
By BERNIE BELLAN
The McDonald’s Leadership Award is awarded to 16 students (eight boys and eight girls) annually who “demonstrate exceptional leadership in high school sport, school, and community involvement while also maintaining a minimum of 75% average.”
McDonald’s awards each recipient a $1,000 scholarship.
Focus on Israeli immigrants to Winnipeg: Reimaging manufacturing & supply chains in a post-Covid economy
By JON VAN DER VEEN
To further understand the economic effects of the novel coronavirus and the shutdown, The Jewish Post & News has reached out to several business owners in the community to get their stories. One of those who responded to our invitation to tell us how the pandemic has affected his business is Benjamin Isakov, the CEO and business coach at Congruent Clarity.
By DAVID GREAVES
I have spent the better part of the last couple of weeks having “out loud” conversations with myself about what is happening in our world, asking myself questions that are inconceivable. It essentially boils down to one question though: Why? Why are there people that feel so differently than me or you or most God-fearing people?
Jewish Foundation holds online AGM – announces a further $400,000 to be allocated to local Jewish organizations on top of $200,000 already given
By BERNIE BELLAN
As is typical these days, the Annual General Meeting of the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, which would normally have been held in front of at least a few people, was held online via Zoom instead.
By GERRY POSNER
When I wrote recently about my reaction to Toronto, I never dreamt I might get a response from anyone, but indeed I have, some of whom have told me to return to Winnipeg. Well, there is another point of view and it is well articulated by David Pearlman, who is a mere 40 years younger then I am.
By ILANA BELFER
TORONTO (JTA) — Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish person to lead a federal or provincial party in the country.
That fact isn’t lost on her — it’s a big part of her motivation.
Noted Winnipeg doctor Brent Schacter recognized for leading role in developing standardized testing for technologists in new research sub-specialty
By MYRON LOVE
In a lengthy career, cancer specialist Dr. Brent Schacter has always been a leader in expanding the boundaries of medical research and preventive medicine.
“Judenrein” posits what might happen if a right-wing conspiracy in the United States - and a cooperative president, came together
By “Harold Benjamin”
Self-published in 2020, but available on Amazon in either e-book or hard copy format.
Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
A while back I received an email from someone named “Harold Benjamin” (which, it turned out, was a pseudonym).
In that email Mr. Benjamin told me that he had written a book titled “Judenrein”.
Christian Zionist churches raise funds for seniors’ program in Israel in celebration of Winnipeg Holocaust survivor’s 100th birthday
By MYRON LOVE
On June 20, Rita Chabelski celebrated her 100th birthday. To commemorate the momentous occasion, the members of Faith Temple, a Christian Zionist congregation in Winnipeg led by Pastor Rudy Fidel, raised more than $1,000 from church members to help support Emunah Women Israel’s Maayan Rivka Goldene Age Restaurant in Petach Tikva.
By BERNIE BELLAN
With everything that’s been happening in the world this year, one would think that this might not be the best of times to think about investment opportunities in Israel.
As if, “What will they think of next”, the Zomet Institute for Halacha and Technology located in Alon Shvut outside of Jerusalem, has come up with its contribution to keeping our communities safe during the Covid Pandemic: A Shabbat thermometer that can be used to monitor congregants in synagogues.
By RENEE GHERT-ZAND When the COVID-19 pandemic began, 15-year-old Samantha Renzulli immediately thought about how it would affect her elderly friends at Jewish Senior Services, a long-term care facility in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
By ERIC BERGER (JTA) When Sheri Heller’s husband nearly died in 2014 after doctors found that a quarter he had swallowed decades earlier had perforated his small bowel, Heller decided that the episode was a case of God “banging on our door.”