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Photos from 2018 Shalom Square

Winnipeg South Centre MP Jim Carr with Michael Akbashev, who was one of the 2 Youth Ambassadors for Shalom Square

Shalom Square, the Israel pavilion at Folklorama, closed out another series of well-attended shows on August 11. This year the pavilion featured a brand new cultural exhibit showcasing Israel. Click on Read More to see a montage of images from Shalom Square:

JNF returns to Gimli for annual "Breakfast for Israel"

Israel Ludwig saying Hamotzi (with JNF Man.-Sask. President Jessica Cogan)

Cottagers in the Interlake welcomed the return of the annual JNF Manitoba/Saskatchewan ‘Breakfast for Israel” to the Lakeview Resort in Gimli, after a two-year absence (when it has held at Camp Massad). A tasty kosher buffet was catered by Gunn’s Bakery. The guest speaker was Nomi Levin Yeshua, and her topic was ‘From Teddy to Trump: Challenges and Opportunities in Jerusalem’.

David Matas will be lone defender of Israel at upcoming symposium on "Israel & Palestine law"

David Matas


In our August 1 issue we ran a story by Myron Love about an upcoming symposium. There were several errors in that story, beginning with the title of the symposium. Its correct title is “Israel, Palestine & International Law Symposium”, not “Israel, International Law & Peace”.

Jewish Foundation allocates record amount in grants in 2017

Tara Fainstein, Jewish Foundation CEO and Ian Barnes, Foundation CFO

The Jewish Foundation committed a record amount in grants for the year ending December 31, 2017. A total of $4,545,739 was allocated in the form of both designated and undesignated grants.
That amount brings the total amount distributed by the Foundation since 1964 to $59,341,605.