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Limmud and Shaarey Zedek find themselves enmeshed in unexpected controversy

Lex Rofeberg

Posted Feb. 26 - updated Feb. 27
By BERNIE BELLAN
Now in its ninth year in Winnipeg, Limmud – a weekend program of learning organized by a group of volunteers, has found itself enmeshed in controversy over the appearance of a speaker who is associated with a group stridently critical of  Israel’s “occupation”.

Jared Henoch happy to be returning to BB Camp as executive director/Hillel flourishing under new leader Hartley Mendelsohn

Jared Henoch/Hartley Mendelsohn

By MYRON LOVE

For Jared Henoch, being appointed the new executive director of Bnai Brith Camp is the ultimate dream job. In his younger years –as camper, counselor and program head, he missed only two summers at the camp when he was out of the province.

Gray Academy student Sarah Jacobsohn chosen Ultimate Canada Junior Athlete of the Year

Sarah Jacobsohn: The 2018 Ultimate Junior Female Athlete of the Year Photo by Nkolakovic and Jon Hayduk Photography.

By BERNIE BELLAN
Eighteen-year-old Sarah Jacobsohn was recently announced as the Ultimate Canada Junior Athlete of the Year. Her ascent to the top of what has become a hugely popular sport - not only in Canada, but many other countries around the world as well, has occurred in a relatively short period of time.

Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble, Rusalka Dancers uniting for first international tour

Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble and Rusalka Dancers on stage together June 7, 2018 at the Club Regent Event Centre in a show that was called “Woven Threads” Keith Levit photo

By MYRON LOVE
In its more than 50 years of performing, our community’s widely acclaimed Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble has given performances across Canada. Chai has danced at Disney World, in Florida and Mexico City and has appeared in Israel twice, including one appearance at the prestigious Karmiel Dance Festival.

BerMax Caffé & Bistro struck by antisemitic graffiti twice in two weeks

graffiti at BerMax Caffé that was first noticed the morning of Feb. 1

Incident follows upon egg thrown at window last year and brick thrown at window of BerMax Design several years ago

By BERNIE BELLAN

(Posted Feb. 9) The story about BerMax Caffé being targeted with antisemitic graffiti was first reported on our Facebook page (Jewish Post and News) Sunday morning, Feb. 3, when we received an email from the owners of BerMax.  Since then the story on our Facebook page has reached 23,900 individuals. It has also elicited 295 comments.

Chesed Shel Emes to begin accepting bodies of Jews who are to be buried at Bet Chaim Mikdash Shalom in Chapel Lawn Cemetery

Bet Chaim Mikdash Shalom at Chapel Lawn Cemetery

By BERNIE BELLAN
The board of the Chesed Shel Emes has decided to begin allowing any Jews who have passed on and who wish to be buried in Bet Chaim Mikdash Shalom (which belongs to Temple Shalom) at Chapel Lawn Cemetery to have their bodies prepared in the Orthodox fashion for burial. Until now, only Jews who were to be buried in one of the Jewish cemeteries in the Winnipeg area (or who had expressed a wish to be buried in Israel or other communities that had Jewish cemeteries) have been able to have their bodies prepared for burial at the Chesed Shel Emes.

Operation Ezra's Michel Aziza given Lt.-Governor’s Award

at the ceremony (l-r): Belle Jarniewski, President, Manitoba Multifaith Council; Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon; award recipient Michel Aziza
By BERNIE BELLAN

On Monday, January 7, Lt.-Gov. Janice Filmon presented the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for the Advancement of Interreligious Under-standing to Michel Aziza at a ceremony at Government House that took place with many guests of different denominations, as well as members of the Yazidi community, supporters of Operation Ezra, along with friends and family of Michel Aziza in attendance.

Jewish performers in Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre's production of "Matilda"

By MYRON LOVE

Becky Frohlinger/Sophie Braunstein

After a whirlwind past few months, Becky Frohlinger has come home again – even if only for a short time.
“I am very happy to be back and so are my parents (Tom Frohlinger and Heather Pullan),” says the musical theatre performer who is appearing in the current Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre production of “Matilda”.