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While CJA campaign revenue was down in the 2017/18 fiscal year, the Jewish Federation was still able to allocate more funds to beneficiary agencies


Jewish Federation President Laurel Malkin (right) presents a certificate to Federation CEO Elaine Goldstine on the occasion of Elaine’s 25th year of service to the Federation.

Elaine Goldstine honoured for 25 years of service to the Federation

The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg was able to allocate more money to its 12 member agencies this past year despite there having been less money donated to the Combined Jewish Appeal campaign than the previous year ($5,668,391 in 2017/18 as opposed to $5,701,468 in 2016/17).


Discussion about Jewish food leads to some frank talk about the Simkin Centre


Panelists at the Nov. 19 Jewish Heritage program titled “What’s for Dinner?” (l-r): Rabbi Yossi Benarroch, Head, Vaad Hakashrut; Valerie Burachynsky, Food Services Manager, Simkin Centre; Maxine Shuster, Manager, Schmoozers; Barb Reiss, Desserts Plus.

It was billed as a program devoted to a discussion of Jewish food, to be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Asper Campus the evening of November 19. But - the program turned into something far more than simply a discussion of favourite Jewish foods.
Titled “What’s for Dinner?” the evening was intended to introduce the latest project of the  Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada.

Russian-speaking Winnipeggers band together on Facebook to help someone struck with cancer

The Safronov family in a happier time (l-r): NATALIA, VADIM, ANDREW (with baby LEONID on Vadim’s lap).
In a day and age when the notion of what defines a “community” is constantly evolving, especially with the advent of the internet, from time to time we are contacted by individuals who have a story to tell – yet they are not a part of the Jewish “community”, per se.

Laurie Cerqueti Named CEO of the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre Personal Care Home Inc.

Laurie Cerqueti
Selma Gilfix, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Saul & Claribel Simkin Centre, is pleased to announce that Laurie Cerqueti has been selected as the Centre’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Irwin Corobow will be leaving the position on January 11, 2019.

Israeli Paralympics gold medal winner inspires at JNF evening

Noam Gershony, centre, with his traveling companion and long time best friend, Eran Meital, on his right, and Ariel Karabelnicoff, Executive Director JNF Manitoba/Sask on his left

Noam Gershony is a still relatively young man who has been to hell and back. His ability to triumph over extreme adversity and reach the heights of Olympic glory is an inspiration to all.

JCFS latest program in “Can We Talk About” series explores sexual and gender identification

Bradley West
Bradley West is a polished motivational speaker – who happens to be a gay, Jewish man (by conversion). Here is how his website, called “Disruptive Integration”, describes him: “Bradley has developed expertise in human systems management and human sexuality.

Bernstein Foundation continues strong support of Israel with donation to cancer research fund

Mark Bernstein at his 90th birthday

After donating an ambulance and scooter to Magen David Adom in 2016 on Mark Bernstein’s 90th birthday, the Mark and Zita Z’L Foundation, which is now run by the couple’s three daughters, will be sponsoring the research of Dr. Aaron Ciechanover M.D., D.Sc., for the next six years through the Israel Cancer Research Fund (ICRF).