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Judaic Studies program at University of Manitoba to receive $100,000 donation from MaryAnn Lippay Kanee

MaryAnn Lippay Kanee

By BERNIE BELLAN
On Friday, November 8, we received an interesting email from Brooke Karlaftis, who is a Donor Relations Officer at the University of Manitoba.
In her email, Karlaftis wrote that the Judaic Studies program at the University of Manitoba will be receiving a donation of $100,000 from MaryAnn Lippay Kanee, who lives in Minneapolis, and was married to the late Stephen Kanee.

Kayla Gordon to receive Honourary Winnipeg Theatre award; Mariam Bernstein nominated for "Dr. Ruth"

Kayla Gordon (left); Mariam Bernstein as Dr. Ruth

By BERNIE BELLAN
The Winnipeg Theatre community will be holding its annual event Monday, November 4, at the West End Cultural Centre, honoring members who have been selected to receive awards.
Among the special award winners is Kayla Gordon, who will receive the Theatre Educator Award.

New musical piece by Sid Robinovitch to highlight Kristallnacht remembrance

Sid Robinovitch

By MYRON LOVE

On Wednesday, November 6, our community will be commemorating the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht – the infamous Night of the Broken Glass – with an evening of music – one of the highlights of which will be a relatively new composition by Winnipeg’s own Sid Robinovitch.

Alan Dershowitz handles some tough questions at CABGU Gala

Alan Dershowitz (right) in conversation with Jack London

By MYRON LOVE
Alan Dershowitz, the evening’s keynote speaker at the CABGU Gala that honoured Hope and Howard Morry, has received numerous accolades during a 50-year career in law and advocacy.  The tenured Harvard University professor and prolific writer has been called “the world’s best known criminal lawyer”, “the top lawyer of last resort”, “America’s most public Jewish defender” and “Israel’s lead attorney in the court of public opinion”.

Gala evening honours community leaders Hope and Howard Morry

Hope & Howard Morry

By MYRON LOVE
There were accolades in abundance for Hope and Howard Morry on Wednesday, October 23, as more than 600 people turned out at the Winnipeg Convention Centre for a gala evening, organized by the Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (CABGU) in honour of the long time community leaders.

Manitoba Native and Israeli dog training centres to cooperate to provide companion therapy dogs for Israeli veterans with PTSD

Arie Lavy (left) - former Israeli POW who now lives in Winnipeg, but suffers from PTSD and George Leonard, expert at training companion therapy dogs

By BERNIE BELLAN
Arie Lavy is a former Israeli who was a Prisoner of War in 1973 during the Yom Kippur War. Arie was captured by Egyptians at the Suez Canal and for 42 days he was held prisoner and subjected to periodic torture.
As a result of that experience, Arie now suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Three MP’s with Jewish roots elected in Manitoba

(l-r): Jim Carr, Marty Morantz, Leah Gazan

By BERNIE BELLAN
This story was originally going to be about the news that two Manitobans elected in the Monday, October 21 federal election – Jim Carr and Marty Morantz, are Jewish, while a third winner, Leah Gazan, had a Jewish father.
But then the news about Jim Carr’s being diagnosed with multiple Myeloma one day after the federal election hit like a ton of bricks.

Book about history of Manitoba Jewish physicians to be launched November 3

Eva Wiseman

By BERNIE BELLAN
Two and a half years ago, the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada, in conjunction with Medical Heritage Manitoba – a branch of the University of Manitoba’s medical school, embarked on a very ambitious project: the production of a book devoted to chronicling the history of Jewish physicians in Manitoba. The project was titled “A Century of Manitoba Jewish Physicians” (CMJP for short).

Rady JCC honoured in special ceremony at Government House

(l-r): Rady JCC Executive Director Rob Berkowits, Rady JCC President Lindsay Sawyer Fay, Gary Filmon (representing his wife, Lt. Gov. Janice Filmon), and Mel Myers, a former president of the YMHA

By BERNIE BELLAN
Although the Honourable Janice Filmon, Manitoba’s Lieutenant-Governor , was not able to attend a special ceremony held at Government House on Thursday, October 17, Mrs. Filmon’s husband, Gary (who is also a former Premier of this province), did an outstanding job filling in for her.

Bob Freedman tells a funny story about meeting with some representatives of the Ashkenazie Synagogue

Bob Freedman

In the late 1980s Bob Freedman and Marjorie Blankstein were the two key individuals who spearheaded an effort to revitalize the Jewish community in Winnipeg. In our Oct. 16 issue we'll have a full-length story about that effort, but in the meantime you can watch an excerpt from an interview we did with Bob Freedman where he recounts a very funny story about one particular meeting he & Marjorie had. Watch the video at https://jewishpostandnews.ca/categories-media/71-local/247-bob-freedman-interview-clip