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Jewish Federation drastically reduces its assessment of the size of Winnipeg Jewish population By BERNIE BELLAN In a report recently released by the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, the figure of 13,690 is now given as the size of our population. Previously, Federation spokespersons had been citing a figure of 16,000 and, in some cases, as high as 16,500 for the size of Winnipeg’s Jewish population. Read the Full Story
Jewish Foundation celebrates 50th anniversary in fine style By BERNIE BELLAN
There was an excitement in the air as guests arrived for the Jewish Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Gala, held Monday, October 27, at the Winnipeg Convention Centre. There had been a massive build-up to the event, beginning with the first announcement last winter of a 50th Anniversary celebration.
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Gray Academy students excel in Hong Kong debating competition By BERNIE BELLAN
Three students from the Gray Academy recently participated in the “International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition”, which was held in Hong Kong. The tournament took place from October 9-21.
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Jewish participation in First World War discussed By BERNIE BELLAN
On this, the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, the Jewish Heritage Centre, along with such other organizations as B’nai Brith, the Shaarey Zedek, and the General Monash Legion have marked the occasion with a series of events.
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University professor undertaking oral history project on Zalman Schachter’s Winnipeg years By MYRON LOVE
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, who passed away over the summer in Boulder, Colorado, spent almost 20 years teaching in Winnipeg in what could well be described as the formative period in his development of the Jewish Renewal Movement. Yet, notes Justin Jaron Lewis, in all of the obituaries written about him, there is little or no reference to his time here.
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"Hanky panky after 60" Registered nurse gives frank talk about seniors’ sexuality at Rady JCC Seniors' Fair
By BERNIE BELLAN
What is it about seniors’ events at the Rady JCC that seem to attract a preponderance of women when there should be a lot of men there as well?
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Arnold Frieman first inductee in Deer Lodge Centre Foundation newly created Honour Roll By MYRON LOVE
More than 60 years ago, Arnold Frieman came to Winnipeg a penniless Holocaust survivor seeking a new start in life in a peaceful community.  Today, Frieman is the president of Advance Electronics, the largest independently-owned retail electronics store in Western Canada, and a pillar of our community.
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A look at NCJW finances shows why they want to sell the Gwen Secter Centre By BERNIE BELLAN
As tensions over the proposed sale of the Gwen Secter Centre continue to mount – with the announcement by both Member of Parliament Joy Smith and Member of the Legislature Gord Mackintosh that the sale is “utterly unacceptable”, one wonders why the National Council of Jewish Women Winnipeg has remained so closed-mouthed about what is driving the sale of the building.
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6 Winnipeg cantors on stage together By BERNIE BELLAN Six Winnipeg  cantors got together at the Berney Theatre Sunday, Nov. 16 to create a magical concert, as part of Tarbut. The 6 were: Gerry Daien, Michael Eskin, Len Udow, Richard Yaffe, Tracy Kasner Greaves, and Anibbal Maas. Watch a collage from the concert on this website at http://www.jewishpostandnews.ca/component/hwdvideoshare/viewvideo/166/local/cantors-concert-nov-16-2014?Itemid=163 More about this concert and other Tarbut highlights in the Nov. 26 issue of the JP&N.
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Winnipeg Jewish Theatre returns this December Winnipeg Jewish Theatre presents.....
A Jew Grows in Brooklyn - Dec. 13 and 14, 2014 - BERNEY THEATRE
The New York Times raves A Jew Grows in Brooklyn is “funny, touching and beautiful... you don’t have to be Jewish or Brooklynish…Jake Ehrenreich is Dazzling!”
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Fulfilling the Canadian dream By BILL MARANTZ
When my lifelong friend Dr. George Yee and I met, at St. Johns Tech, we had virtually nothing in common. I was a purebred; he was a mongrel (Chinese father, Ukrainian mother). I’d had a Bar Mitzvah, he took communion.
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The McAdam era - a time when everyone on the street was Jewish! By GERRY POSNER
Once upon a time when life was simpler and gentler, there was a street in the north end of Winnipeg which was like all other streets in the city except in one significant way. Everyone, but for one family, living on McAdam east of Main Street was Jewish.
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Repairing Rainbows offers not only valuable life lessons, but a gripping story as well Reviewed by BERNIE BELLAN
If truth be told, when I began to read Repairing Rainbows I was expecting a book of quite a different sort than what I eventually found. You see, I had already spoken with the author, Lynda Fishman, and had, in fact, already written two articles about her – one prior to her appearance here in Winnipeg on October 24, and one following her appearance.
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Israel

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Winnipeg celebrates 18th anniversary of P2G program By MYRON LOVE
On Monday, October 20, more than 100 students, Gray Academy and Brock Corydon teachers, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg staff and other members of our community gathered at the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue to celebrate the 18th anniversary of the P2G (Partnership 2Gether) program (the former P2K -Partnership 2000 program) as part of the Winnipeg welcome for the latest group of Israeli Teachers and students from Kiryat Shemona visiting here under P2G auspices.
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Israel Curling Federation’s first national team surprises By HARVEY ROSEN
Life, as we all know, is not always a bowl of cherries, is it? From time to time there is the occasional upset that can stress you out to the degree that professional help may well be the sole remedy…..if it’s available in a timely fashion of course.
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Opinion

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Israel does violate Palestinian human rights BY TYLER LEVITAN
Myron Love’s opinion piece (“Israel not to blame for lack of Palestinian human rights”, Oct. 15 issue) parrots the myths that the Israeli state and its apologists continue to preach, despite the fact that Israeli historians have debunked these myths over the past several decades.
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Why we concentrate so much on local news By BERNIE BELLAN We receive a lot of e-mails in the course of a typical day here at The Jewish Post & News, as I’m sure do many of our readers. Like you, I tend to skim through most of them very quickly, looking for subject lines that are of immediate interest. Read the Full Story

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