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David Matas receives Mahatma Gandhi Peace Award

David MatasBy MYRON LOVE
David Matas has devoted his life to the defense of human rights worldwide. For his efforts, he has received numerous honours, including: the Governor-General’s Confederation Medal, appointment to the Order of Canada, the 2009 Human Rights Award from the German-based International Society for Human Rights, and a nomination for the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize.

Rabbi Green honoured as JNF Gala attracts 1300

Over 1300 people were at the Centennial Concert Hall Monday, May 25, for the Jewish National Fund’s 65th Annual Gala. In the photo at left, Rabbi Alan Green receives a commemoration certificate on the occasion of his being this year’s Negev Gala honouree. Left-right: Lance Davis, CEO, JNF Canada; Lorne Weiss, Rudy Fidel, Gala Co-Chairs: Rabbi Alan and Chaya Green; Ted Lyons, Gail Asper, Gala Co-Chairs; Ariel Karabelnicoff, JNF MB & SASK Executive Director; Gerald Labossiere, Gala Co-Chair; Jessica Cogan, JNF Regional President.     Keith Levit photo

Jewish students take home prizes at most recent Manitoba Schools Science Symposium

Science fairBy MYRON LOVE
Tracee and Aaron Mellon, Jessica and Joel Cogan and Rebecca Brask are all shepping nachus from their kids.  In late April, 10-year-old Naomi Nathanson (Brask’s daughter), 12-year-old Benjy Cogan and brothers Carson (11) and Stafford (9) Mellon all won medals at the annual Manitoba Schools Science Symposium.

Anakhnu leads the way at Gay Pride Parade Sunday, June 4

AnakhnuWith support from the Rady JCC and Shaarey Zedek Congregation, over 70 members of Anakhnu (made up of LGBTQ Jewish members of our community), jammed a float as part of Winnipeg’s Gay Pride Parade on Sunday, June 4. With non-stop Israeli music under the direction of DJ “Max”, Anakhnu members & supporters had a rollicking good time! To see a video clip of the Anakhnu float go to: