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Helping to Right a Historic Wrong: Aviva Silberman believes that Holocaust survivors deserve to live in dignity and comfort

Attorney Noa Shein with survivor Aryeh Shotzky Credit: Sarit Uzieli

By SHARON GELBACH

The statistics are grim: a quarter of Holocaust survivors in Israel and a third of those in the US are living in poverty. These now-elderly people, who experienced some of the worst traumas in modern times, are subsisting on so little they can't afford both food and medicine, or dental treatment, or house repairs, or to replace a broken appliance. Many are childless; many are the last remnant of their extended families, with no support network to advocate for them in their twilight years.

Oscars 2020 nominations: Scarlett Johansson enters elite company, Adam Sandler snubbed

Scarlett Johansson - nominated for 2 Academy Awards: Best Actress, “Marriage Story”; Best Supporting Actress, “Jojo Rabbit”

By GABE FRIEDMAN
(JTA) – The 2020 Oscar nominations are out, and unsurprisingly, they’re already causing a firestorm on social media.
The list, announced early Monday morning, didn’t do much to quell longstanding concerns that the awards have issues with race and gender equality. Only one actor of color was nominated – Cyntha Erivo, for her role in “Harriet” – and the best director category is once again all male, despite the fact that Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of “Little Women” was a massive critical and commercial success.

Downing of Ukraine Airlines flight: a classic case of mismanagement of a crisis

By YURI KOGAN and ZEV COHEN of Ergo Oriens Crisis Management. (Special to The Jewish Post & News)

PS752, a scheduled commercial flight by Ukraine International Airlines from Tehran to Kyiv disappeared from air traffic control radar a few minutes after departure in the early morning hours of Wednesday, January 10. Initial media reports, quoting local witnesses and Iranian officials reported the airliner disappeared 6 minutes after departure at an altitude of 8,000 ft. It was reported that no distress call was transmitted by the crew. All 176 crew and passengers on board were reported as casualties. There were no survivors. Most of those on board were either Canadian citizens or others on their way to Canada through Kyiv.

Realtor Danielle Margolis goes for a walk in the desert... and raises $38,000 for Winnipeg women’s shelter

 

Danielle Margolis in the Sahara in Morocco

By MYRON LOVE

Realtor Danielle Margolis recently went for a trek in the desert to raise money for an initiative she strongly believes in. The desert was the Sahara and Margolis one of 120 Royal LePage realtors from across the country – divided into four groups - who took part in the “Sahara Desert Challenge”, on behalf of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation - in support of women’s and children’s shelters across Canada.

Larry and Tova Vickar and Jewish Heritage Centre recognize Siepman family for World War II rescue efforts

(l-r): Vickar Community Chevrolet service manager Ryan Siepman, Community Chev President Larry Vickar, and Ryan’s father, John Siepman, holding framed photos from Yad Vashem

By MYRON LOVE
If you are visiting the Asper Jewish Community Campus and you make a left turn at the Berney Theatre, you will come to the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre.