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You think kids are too closely guarded nowadays? Read this story about a 12-year-old girl hitchhiking to Wpg. Beach in 1945!

Winnipeg Beach circa 1945

A recent article in the paper caught my eye. It was about a Winnipeg woman who was scolded by Child and Family Services for allowing her two children aged seven and three years old, to go shopping at the bake shop around the corner.

Regina Teplitsky’s path has taken her from major roles in Jewish organizations here to leading her own band - and working to integrate members of the Russian-Israeli community into the larger Jewish community


Regina Teplitsky with her band BlizzArt

When Regina Teplitsky came to Winnipeg from Israel almost nine years ago, she got involved with the Jewish community to make an impact. She dabbled in many career paths, including prominent roles with Camp Massad,  the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, and other non-profit organizations. In each endeavour, Teplitsky was highly successful. But... something was missing.