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Lawsuit against parents of former Gray Academy students continues to drag on

Ido & Rochelle Raam with four of their children, three of whom were enrolled in Gray Academy in 2017-18: Ela (8), Leo (7), Lea (5), & ­Harel (2) (picture printed with Ido & Rochelle Raam's permission)

It was way back in our Dec. 26, 2018 issue that we first reported on a lawsuit which had been filed by the Board of Jewish Education against two parents of children who had attended Gray Academy in the 2017-18 school year. The statement of claim alleged that the defendants, Ido and Rochelle Raam, had failed to pay the amount of tuition that had been agreed upon earlier.

Israel’s Top Tennis Player, Dudi Sela, in Winnipeg this week for tournament


(Posted July 10) Dudi Sela seems lonely. On the one hand, he’s in Winnipeg to get paid to play the game he loves. On the other hand, his wife, Marina, and two young kids are back in Israel and on this rainy Tuesday without a match, he finds himself missing their smiles.

Ken Zaifman in select company as he is presented with honour by Japanese government

Ken Zaifman (right), who is Japan’s consul in Winnipeg, with Japan’s consul general in Calgary, Shigenobu Kobayashi

On Thursday, June 6, Ken Zaifman was presented with the Order of the Rising Sun, Japan’s highest civilian honour. Previous honorees have included fellow Winnipegger, the late Albert Cohen (in 2009), movie star Clint Eastwood (2011), General Douglas McArthur, John McCain, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.

Jewish Foundation AGM reports that $4.5 million was distributed to community in 2018

Outgoing Jewish Foundation Chair Eric Winograd (left) with incoming Chair Richard Yaffe

Despite the fact that financial markets were quite volatile in 2018, the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba was still able to distribute more money – to both Jewish and non-Jewish organizations in the 2018 fiscal year, than it had in the previous year – an increase of $13,055 from $4,545,739 in 2017 to $4,558,794 in 2018.

Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner raises huge amount to help send kids to camp – with a surprise twist at the end!

Sarah Jacobsohn - 2019 Jewish Athlete of the Year

It seems strange to be writing an article about the Rady JCC Ken Kronson Sports Dinner.
For over 40 years that assignment would have been given to Harvey Rosen.

Steven Schipper honoured at Negev Gala

Terri & Steven Cherniack

The 67th annual Negev Gala this year honoured Steven Schipper, outgoing artistic director of the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
Schipper, who is a longtime supporter of the State of Israel, chose as the project for which he wished funds from this year’s gala to support a new physiotherapy and hydrotherapy wing at the soon-to-be-built Beit Halochem in Ashdod, Israel.