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Operation Ezra helps Yazidis harvest 600 lbs. of potatoes

Yazidis & Operation Ezra volunteers after picking the potatoes

Megan Sodomsky has been an ardent volunteer with Operation Ezra for two years now. She says it was when she converted three years ago to marry Matthew Sodomsky that she began to understand the importance of “tikkun olam” - a key goal of Operation Ezra.
As a result, Megan persuaded her father, farmer Roy Tufford, to set aside a section of his farm, so that Yazidis could grow and harvest potatoes - which they did on Sunday, Oct. 7, bringing in over 600 lbs. that will be distributed among Yazidi families that have all been sponsored by Operation Ezra since its inception three years ago.

The late Monty & Marilyn Hall honoured at University of Manitoba Homecoming 2018


Outgoing U of M Chancellor Harvey Secter & wife Sandra
Over 200 alumni of the University of Manitoba and guests attended a brunch held September 30 in the UMSU University Centre. The brunch was held in honour of the late Monty & Marilyn Hall.In addition to former students of the U of M, many members of the late Monty & Marilyn Hall’s family were in attendance, including his brother Robert and daughter Sharon.  Others in attendance included former Advance TV & Electronics owner Arnold Frieman, who was also a sponsor of the event.

City council losing 2 Jewish members, potentially gaining one; 3 Jewish school trustees looking forward to extending their terms

Sherri Rollins/Kevin Freeman/Sheila Billinghurst

It looks like quite a few changes are coming to Winnipeg City Council this year, with six current councilors (out of 15) not seeking re-election. Among those who are leaving are Marty Morantz and Jenny Gerbasi, the only Jewish current members of council.

For 2nd time in 3 years, a major Winnipeg Jewish organization fires its CEO

Tara Fainstein/Adam Bronstone


What is it with the biggest Jewish organizations in Winnipeg? For the second time in three years, following an extensive process of recruitment, a former Winnipegger who was brought into head a major Jewish organization was let go less than a year into the job.

Talmud Torah to host Shabbat service commemorating Cantor Binyamin Brownstone

A stained glass window in Talmud Torah Beth Jacob synagogue in honour of Cantor Brownstone, who was the cantor of that synagogue for almost 60 years
Members of the Talmud Torah Beth Jacob Synagogue are delighted to invite the entire community to a Binyamin Brownstone Shabbat on October 20, 2018 at the synagogue 1525 Main Street north of Lansdowne.

Winnipegger Helen Atnikov donates emergency scooter to Magen David Adom

Ami Bakerman of Winnipeg chapter of Canadian Magen David Adom with Helen Atnikov and the scooter Helen donated to Magen David Adom

Last November we reported on a talk given by Daniel Amzallag, who is the National Media & Volunteer Coordinator for Canadian Magen David Adom (