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Over 100 mentions of Monty Hall through the years in past issues of The Jewish Post

Monty HallEd. note: When news of Monty Hall’s passing reached me, my initial reaction was: “Has there ever been anyone who had done more, not only for Jewish causes, but for so many other causes as well?
When I read accounts of Monty’s life in the Free Press, I was disappointed that there was but scant mention of his Jewish roots. Yes, he was a “north ender”, which every story about him noted repeatedly. But Monty wasn’t just a “north ender”; he was a proud “Jewish” north ender who never missed an opportunity to remind people of his Jewish heritage.
I began to scan our own archives (which are accessible to anyone simply by going to our website and clicking on the “search archives” link). I was astonished to find 109 references to Monty Hall in different stories. Although I couldn’t possibly find the time to read everything we had about Monty, I was curious to see what our earliest references were to him.
This is what I came up with:

First-ever conference for senior members of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenderged) community to be held in Winnipeg

rainbow resourceBy BERNIE BELLAN
Here are some interesting facts about senior (55+) members of the LGBT community in Canada:
• They are twice as likely to live alone.
• They are half as likely to have life partners or significant others.
• They are half as likely to have close relatives to whom they can call for help.
• They are four times less likely to have children to help them.
(Source) http://www.carp.ca/2009/06/15/welcome-to-carps-pink-chapter-2/)

1992 Jewish Athlete of the Year David Gurvey is back after long hiatus

David Gurvey2Twenty-five years ago then-26-year-old powerlifter David Gurvey was the winner of the Max Nusgart Memorial Award as the Jewish Athlete of the Year at the 20th Y Sports Dinner.
At that dinner, according to Harvey Rosen’s account at the time, guest speaker sportscaster Jim Valvano remarked that “he couldn’t get over how the dimunitive Gurvey coud lift 416 pounds!”

Bridges for Peace provides vital support to Israel

BfPBy BERNIE BELLAN
A number of members of Bridges for Peace, along with invited guests from the Jewish community here, gathered at the Bridges for Peace offices on Portage Avenue on Wednesday, October 4, to hear reports about BFP activities from BFP International Development Director Rev. Cheryl Hauer and Deputy International Development Director Terry Mason, both of whom live in Israel.

 

First StandWithUs chapter outside Toronto formed in Winnipeg to advocate for Israel on local university campuses

Stand with UsBy MYRON LOVE Don Aronovitch, Louisa Raizman, Steven Schipper and Judi Shuster are inviting Winnipeg’s Jewish community and other supporters of Israel to join them in standing with Jewish students on Winnipeg university campuses who have to deal with threats and intimidation from some fellow students and professors should they openly support Israel.

Holocaust survivor speaks to students following targeting of Jewish student

Moshe KrausBy RAN UKASHI B’nai Brith Regional Director for Manitoba

Following an incident this summer where students from Shaftesbury High School targeted a Jewish student with antisemitic posts on the popular social media app Snapchat, Pembina Trails School Division reached out to B’nai Brith Canada to help educate them about the dangers of racism, antisemitism and intolerance.

Winnipeg Jewish Men’s Slo-Pitch 2017 Recap

The SweepersBy DARREN ELKIN

Here’s how things looked at the beginning of this years’ slo-pitch season: After a disappointing 2016 season, the Sweepers were looking for a little revenge and a return to form; the House of Ashkenazi was looking for its fourth title in six years; the Swingers were looking to get back to the finals - and this time show-up; the Gloverboys were just looking to win a series; and the Hammers and Diamonds were looking to survive the season and show some progress.