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Winnipegger Helen Atnikov donates emergency scooter to Magen David Adom

Ami Bakerman of Winnipeg chapter of Canadian Magen David Adom with Helen Atnikov and the scooter Helen donated to Magen David Adom

Last November we reported on a talk given by Daniel Amzallag, who is the National Media & Volunteer Coordinator for Canadian Magen David Adom (

Sweepers repeat as Jewish Men's Slo-Pitch champs

Sweepers: front row (kneeling) left to right-Shael Glesby (captain), Sol Raber, Adam Meyers, Jason Glass and his son Goose Middle row-Left to Right-Darren Elkin (blue jacket), Jeff Koplovich, Daniel Glesby (black jacket), Blake Oman (red cap), Meyer Thompson (holding the trophy) & Jordan Vine Back Row left to right-Ben Carr (blue cap), Jared Tworek (black cap), Ira Kaye, Reese Ratson & Chaim Raber.

There were a number of questions left after the 2017 season which one wondered if they would be answered in 2018? One being, would the Hammers take the next step forward and improve on a solid 2017? Could the Diamonds add some youth and improve on a rather dismal 3-17 record from 2017?

Jim Carr visits Israel in role as Minister of International Trade Diversification


Eli Cohen, Israel’s Minister of Economy & Industry (left) and Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, in Israel

Jim Carr, the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and now Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, returned recently from a six-day trip to Israel and the West Bank (from Sept. 2-6), in which he met with various Israeli and Palestinian officials and businesspeople – also Canadians currently working in Israel.

For first time ever B’nai Brith Canada’s National Director of the League for Human Rights is located outside of Toronto - right here in Winnipeg

Ran Ukashi
For the first time in its long history, the League’s national director is now located outside Toronto - Winnipeg, no less, with the recent appointment of Ran Ukashi to the position.

Tribute to Gail Asper Manitoba Opera’s most successful fundraising event ever

Gail Asper (right) with the award named for her which was presented to her at a Gala Reception September 13, by Elba Haid, Chair, Manitoba Opera Board of Trustees (left). 

Manitoba Opera announced  that  the Gala Reception honouring Winnipeg philanthropist Gail Asper, held September 13, resulted in being the company’s most successful fundraising event in its 46-year history. The event, held at the Manitoba Club, raised more than $230,000 for Manitoba Opera’s productions and education programs.