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Past presidents of Folklorama

Former Foklorama presidents (l-r): Martin Pasiczka, Sharon Bronstone, Mohammend Ismath, Avrom Charach
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Folklorama. Folklorama held its kick-off at the Forks July 25. Present were four past presidents of Folklorma. Former presidents of Folklorama also include: Barney Charach, David Cohen, Sid Ritter, and Jeff Lieberman.

Winnipeg teen Leah Schwartz wins top award among 500 students entered in cross-Canada competition

Leah Schwartz


Leah Schwartz (17) has always loved delving deeply into scientific research. Both of her parents share a passion for science as well.
Schwartz studied at the University of Winnipeg (U of W) Collegiate and did some research at the Cardiac Fibrosis lab in St. Boniface Hospital.

Speaker slams “progressive” Jewish anti-Israel activists for legitimizing anti-Semitism

Lauren Isaacs

Lauren Isaacs doesn’t pull any punches. As far as the recently-appointed Toronto Director of Herut Canada is concerned, all of the ostensibly Jewish groups – with names such as Independent Jewish Voices, Jewish Voices for Peace, J Street, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network and If Not Now – who claim to be fighting for a better Israel and for the Palestinians are peddling lies.

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.