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The late Rabbi Zalman Schachter’s time in Winnipeg recalled at lively evening hosted by Jewish Heritage Centre

Rabbi SchachterBy BERNIE BELLAN
It was billed as an evening that would be devoted to “Rabbi Zalman Schachter and the Winnipeg origins of the Jewish Renewal Movement”.
Like just about everything else associated with the late Rabbi Schachter (who died in 2014 at the age of 90), it was an evening not without controversy.

Some facts & figures on the number of Israelis who have immigrated to Winnipeg in recent years

WinnipegBy BERNIE BELLAN I've been somewhat obsessed of late by the incredibly large influx of Russian Israelis into Manitoba, I was doing some further research into just how many Russian Israelis have come here in recent years.
I was able to find statistics from the Province of Manitoba for the years 2009-2014 which go to show a snapshot of just how huge the level of immigration from Israel to Manitoba has been.

While the Asper Campus parking lot is often packed - many spaces reserved for staff & students remain unused

parking lotBy BERNIE BELLAN
Okay, the following story is not of earth-shaking importance…it’s just one of those typical kinds of stories that can work individuals like me into a high dudgeon.
It was on Monday, November 28 that I really noticed the ridiculous imbalance between reserved and non-reserved parking stalls in the Asper Campus parking lot. It was 9:30 a.m. and I was there to attend the Rady JCC wellness fair.

הגירה רוסית-ישראלית לויניפג למה ואיך

Eka Mednikovבהיותי מהגרת רוסיה-ישראלית, תושבת ויניפג כמעט 9 שנים, אני חושבת שאני מבינה את הסיבה להגירה מישראל לקנדה וכן, לסיבה שרובינו במקור מרוסייה יש בעיני גם השפעה לא קטנה אבל זה כבר נושא אחר

Israeli journalist-filmmaker presents documentary about Israelis not coming to terms with results of 1948 war

By BERNIE BELLAN Lia TarachanskyIt’s not something that some Jews may want to hear about, but for Israeli journalist Lia Tarachansky, owning up to certain aspects of Israel’s 1948 War of Independence is something that she does not want  to be glossed over.