By BERNIE BELLAN Four young Jewish women, three of whom are from Winnipeg, one from Toronto, have joined forces to produce a “zine” aimed at a Jewish audience, titled “SIMCHA Zine”.
The four are: Erin Meagan Schwartz, Adi Farage, (both of whom live in Winnipeg), Sophie Hershfield, (who is from Winnipeg, but currently living in Toronto), and Liesje Rolia (who is a Torontonian - and who is the graphic designer for the zine.
By BERNIE BELLAN Elsewhere on this website you can read an article by Gerry Posner about all the Jewish psychiatrists who have come from Manitoba (http://jewishpostandnews.ca/8-features/785-what-s-with-the-jews-of-winnipeg-and-psychiatry). In his column, however, Gerry explained that, for reasons of brevity, he did not include the names of Jewish women psychiatrists. Their names were actually given in Eva Wiseman’s book, “Healing Lives - A Century of Manitoba Jewish Physicians”.
By GERRY POSNER It was not hard for me to jump on the Harry Prosen bandwagon for at least three reasons:
First, his last name is so very close to mine that I felt a kind of a brotherly connection to him. After all, Prosen and Posner have the same letters, just rearranged.
Second, Harry Prosen is likely the oldest Jewish graduate of the University of Manitoba Medical school still working in the area of psychiatry . He will be 91 in June and still counting.
Third, Prosen has serious credentials.
By BERNIE BELLAN When we saw the announcement in our print edition by the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg that the Combined Jewish Appeal’s final tally for 2020 was $6,439,994, we were pleasantly surprised. After all, no one needs to be reminded how difficult a year 2020 had been for most people. So, we decided to ask Rebecca Brask, who is Chief Development Officer at the Federation, if she could answer some questions about last year’s campaign.
By MYRON LOVE Lissie Rappaport is playing a leadership role in the campaign to end homelessness in our community. The daughter of Lynn and Alan Rappaport – and granddaughter of Rabbi Sholom and Elaine Rappaport (oleh hasholem) is currently the Manager of Housing Supply at End Homelessness Winnipeg, a position that she has held for more than two years.
Former Winnipegger Sandy Shefrin Rabin receives national recognition through the INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARD®!
(San Francisco, CA) — The INDEPENDENT PRESS AWARDS recognized Prairie Sonata by Sandy Shefrin Rabin as the winner in the category of Best Young Adult Fiction.
The competition is judged by experts from different aspects of the book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. Selected award winners anddistinguished favorites are based on overall excellence.
By BERNIE BELLAN The Covid pandemic has often led to the convergence of several wacky conspiracy theories into one larger massive conspiracy theory, promulgated by right wing conspiracy theorists. As I noted in another article elsewhere on this site (http://jewishpostandnews.ca/local/798-notorious-anti-masker-and-holocaust-denier-slated-to-speak-at-teh-forks-on-sunday), I had been alerted by a caller to the dangerous conspiracy theories being promulgated by a notorious anti-vaxxer (and virulent antisemite) who goes by the name of "Chris Sky".
Many cultures are involved in the Lost Tribe, an esports arena that unites the Jewish Gen Z-ers. About 75% of boys and girls have a common interest in the hobby in the middle of this diverse culture. The focus is centered on friendly matches and fair competition, and as much fun gamers can expect at the mobile casino Canada. But what's the esports league all about?
By MYRON LOVE A newly-formed Muslim organization aimed at combating Antisemitism announced itself to the world on Wednesday, April 7, with its inaugural program – a virtual commemoration of Yom Hashoah – and a Muslim call to action against global Antisemitism. In fact, the Council of Muslims Against Antisemitism (CMAA) bills itself “as the first global Muslim organization dedicated solely to fighting Antisemitism in all its guises”.
April 30, 2021 We first posted an article about Safya's Kitchen on April 20. Since then the opening of Safya's Kitchen has been delayed. Following is an email received from an indvidual who has been helping Safya Maroo to open her business: "Due to the new COVID restrictions we are not able to use the commercial kitchen to fulfill our usual Sunday orders from Safya's Kitchen.
"We are grateful for the support we have received and truly hope to be able to reopen soon."
Click on "Read more" to read the article originally posted April 19:
Free Global Event Marks 75th Anniversary of Holocaust Liberation: Survivor Stories, Fighting Hate and Empowering Future Generations
“How will we keep the Holocaust relevant when there are no survivors left to tell their stories?”
APRIL 27, 2021 (Toronto, Canada) – One week today, Liberation75 will host a free, virtual event from May 4-9 to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation from the Holocaust.
April 29, 2021 By BERNIE BELLAN In what must have come as a shock, not only for members of Shaarey Zedek Congregation, but for most of Winnipeg’s Jewish community as well, Gary Hyman, President of SZ Congregation, announced on April 27 that Rabbi Matthew Leibl will not be renewing his contract when it expires at the end of June this year.
A notorious anti-masker (also Holocaust denier and outright racist) by the name of Chris Sky (whose real name is Chris Saccoccia) is scheduled to speak at the CN Stage in The Forks on Sunday, April 25. Click on Read more to see samples of his racist Facebook posts.
Israeli Consulate to screen incredible film about Israeli photographer Amos Nachoum - produced by Nancy Spielberg
By BERNIE BELLAN Two and a half years ago we published a story by Martin Zeilig about a new documentary produced by Nancy Spielberg about an incredibly brave Israeli deep sea photographer by the name of Amos Nachoum. From April 22-29 you can watch that amazing documentary at https://youtu.be/TCLUq_4BoFU. Click on Read more to find out about how this film was made and how you can interact with the film's director, Yonatan Nir on April 29.
By ADAM SCHWARTZ What do a burlesque dancer, a poet, and a comedian have in common? It turns out quite a lot in fact. For one thing they are all on the International Autism Variety show happening this Friday, April 23, at 7 pm.