University of Winnipeg students giving back to community through Canada-wide tutoring, mentoring program
By MYRON LOVE Cousins Jacob Wiseman and Jonah Perlmutter appreciate that they have benefitted in adapting to university life because they had mentors in their lives to guide them.
In a new book written by former Winnipegger Zena Simces, titled "You Can Make a Difference: A Guide to Being a Great Consultant", Ms. Simces offers advice based on her own longtime career as a consultant.
By REBECA KUROPATWA Growing up in Winnipeg, Norah Myers (34) enjoyed spending a lot of her time reading. Born prematurely -when Norah was only eight-days-old, she suffered brain trauma.
As a result one year later, Norah was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, a disability that affects her movement and posture.
By MYRON LOVE Danita Dubinsky Aziza firmly believes that people can be helped to feel better physically and mentally if they are knowledgeable and committed to giving their bodies the right inputs. For over three decades, she has been committed to learning all she can about what can help make people feel well.
Gray Academy shows marked increase in retention of students in comparison with same period in previous years
By BERNIE BELLAN Every February, Gray Academy opens up priority re-enrollment for current families for the next school year. In 2019, the percentage of parents who re-enrolled at this point in the year was 62%. In 2020, it was 70.61%.
This year, as of February 10, the percentage topped 90% - almost 30% higher than the same period just two years ago.
We received two interesting emails from readers Lou Billinkoff and Martin Buchwald that harken back to a much earlier time in the existence of the Winnipeg Jewish community: the 1930s. Click on "read more" to see those emails - and some fascinating pictures that are over 85 years old.
By BERNIE BELLAN The first confirmed cases of Covid at one of the day care centres operated by the Rady JCC have occurred at the centre on Grosvenor Avenue.
Submitted by Gray Academy
The Winnipeg Board of Jewish Education (WBJE) is thrilled to announce an exciting new addition to Gray Academy of Jewish Education this winter, one that will bring tremendous benefits to students and the entire community. With the generous support of donors, we have recently unveiled a brand-new outdoor ice-skating rink.
B’nai Brith Camp announces new co-executive directors: Married couple Lexi Yurman and Jacob Brodovsky
By BERNIE BELLAN
For the first time ever, B’nai Brith Camp on Town Island in Lake of the Woods will be under the direction of a husband and wife team: Jacob Brodovsky and Lexie Yurman. The decision announcing their hiring was made in the fall. As of January 1st, Jacob and Lexie succeeded Jerrod Henoch, who was executive director for two years following the retirement of Brenda Tessler-Donen. (Unfortunately, this past summer, as was the case with sleepover camps everywhere, there was no camp.)
On Feb. 16 the Shaarey Zedek will be offering a Zoom session featuring former Winnipegger Beatty Cohan, a renowned sex therapist, teaching how to "Never Make a Mistake in Love Again!"
On Feb. 21, former Winnipegger Sandy Shefrin Rabin will be holding a Zoom launch of her book, "Prairie Sonata". Read more to find out about both Zoom sessions.
By REBECA KUROPATWA
In Hamilton, Ontario, couple Georgina Rosenberg and Benjy Katz could not help but notice that homelessness is a growing issue – in Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, and many more Canadian cities and beyond.
Benjy owns and operates an auto recycling business in Hamilton. With his and Georgina’s desire to curb homelessness, this past summer, they founded a charity: Homeless Cars.
By GERRY POSNER
With all of the many people who have left Winnipeg, there is a large core of them (me included) who still have lingering thoughts of the city and the happy life which we had there. But while we might be willing enthusiastic advocates for Winnipeg and even broadcast the virtues of the city to anyone we meet and greet, no one goes further in her support of and affection for Winnipeg than Miriam Jacobson.
MK Global Trade offers local businesses the opportunity to engage in barter with hundreds of other businesses
By BERNIE BELLAN
With the crippling effect that the Covid pandemic has had on the economy, and with so many small businesses suffering either to the point of having to scale back operations or even close down completely, many business people have been looking to alternative ways of doing things.
Limmud preview: Jonathan Sarna and similarities between a Yellow Fever plague in the 1870s and today's pandemic
(Ed. note: Limmud will be offered online this year, beginning March 7. As is our custom, we will be presenting previews of various Limmud speakers, beginning with this piece. Check this website for more previews in the weeks to come.)
By MARTIN ZEILIG
An 1873 epidemic claimed the lives of 2,000 residents in Memphis, Tennessee, “a number which constituted at the time the most yellow fever victims in an inland city” according to Wikipedia.
Jonathan Sarna calls that epidemic a very Jewish story.
Caroline Kiva attempted to climb Kilimanjaro for charity - but alas, wasn't able to complete the climb
By MYRON LOVE
Caroline Kiva is of the belief that there is little point in becoming involved with charitable organizations whose causes don’t resonate with you personally. The Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Associate Counsel specializing in Estate and Succession Planning is drawn to Jewish causes and healthcare.