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WBJE lawsuit against parents raises troubling questions about Gray Academy tuition levels

Gray AcademyBy BERNIE BELLAN

Elsewhere on this website we have a  report on a lawsuit filed by the Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education against two parents of children who had previously been enrolled in Gray Academy.
Without delving again into the specifics of that particular lawsuit, the notion that tuition levels at Gray Academy may be such that they are preventing parents who might otherwise want to send their children to that school from doing so leads to an entire series of questions.

Why bother even hiring professional headhunters if you're going to fire whomever they've proposed in less than a year?

Tara Fainstein/Adam Bronstone

By BERNIE BELLAN

I wonder whether every few years or so (if this paper is still around), I’m going to be writing yet another column expressing shock over the removal of another employee of a Winnipeg Jewish organization – or synagogue.

With the spriralling cost of kosher meat, is it time that some of our Jewish institutions considered offering both kosher and non-kosher food?

Our Parents' Home in Edmonton, which offers both non-kosher and kosher meals to residents

By BERNIE BELLAN

In our last issue (October 3) I suggested something for consideration within our Jewish community that might have raised the ire of some readers (which I had no doubt it would): Change the requirements that the Simkin Centre, Camp Massad, and B’nai Brith Camp serve only kosher meals.