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Challenges in finding places for the disabled within our Jewish community

By REBECA KUROPATWA When one considers the sheer numbers of intellectually disabled people in the general population – estimated at about three percent – it is not hard to see what a monumental challenge it is to find a place for each one of these individuals. This is hard enough on its own, but even more so when seeking a place that will preserve one’s Jewish identity.

Researcher conducting survey on future of Jewish education here

We received a request from a researcher  to publicize a survey that is being conducted within Winnipeg's Jewish community. The survey is intended to assess the needs and interests of parents when it comes to Jewish education for school-age children here. If you are the parent of a school-age child in Winnipeg and would be interested in completing the survey, here is the link to it:

Public lecture completes Lodz Ghetto photo exhibit

By MYRON LOVE The Lodz Ghetto (or Littmannstadt Ghetto, as the Nazis called it) - the focus of a photo exhibit that was on display at the Ogniwo Polish Museum Society at 1417 Main Street in North Winnipeg (and which was held over until February 20th) - was the first large ghetto established by the Nazis after their conquest of Poland. At its peak in early 1941,the ghetto housed 200,000 Jews reported Dr. Thomas Lutz, at a public lecture at the Berney Theatre on Wednesday, February 11.