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My great-grandmother was murdered in Winnipeg; my great-grandfather was a Jewish cowboy in Saskatchewan

Wayne Hoffman's great-grandparents, David & Sarah Feinstein/Wayne Hoffman
(Executive Edior, Tablet Magazine)
While I was doing research for a book about my great-grandmother’s murder, I discovered stories I’d never heard about my great-grandfather–stories of gambling, wild horses, organized crime, and a forgotten slice of Jewish life on the Canadian prairies. My great-grandmother Sarah Feinstein was murdered on Aug. 1, 1913, in Winnipeg’s “Hebrew Colony.” The city’s only unsolved homicide that year, it made the Canadian newspapers from Toronto to Vancouver, in English and Yiddish. The Winnipeg Tribune called it “without doubt one of the most mysterious occurrences ever recorded in the annals of this city.”

Guy Rozin: He came to Winnipeg from Israel to play hockey

Guy Rozin heading to the net for Israel at the recent Under-18 Division III Championship, held in Bulgaria


It would not be  a stretch to say that the Rozin family is Canadian now.
Readers of The Jewish Post & News might recall that three years ago, Bernie Bellan introduced you to Roie Rozin, his wife Pnina and their three kids, who had decided to move to Canada because middle child Guy had a special skill.

Granddaughter of Dr. David Pearlman needs lung and liver transplant, seeking community’s support

Jolene Norton Neufeld with daughter, Heidi and husband, Dustin
Jolene Norton Neufeldt needs your help!
The eldest granddaughter of Evelyn and the late Dr. David Pearlman – who many readers of certain age will undoubtedly remember – is in need of a liver and double lung transplant which requires her and her family to move to Toronto for at least a year or more. As we all know, Toronto, even under the best of circumstances is an expensive place to live. To help pay the bills while Jolene and her family are waiting in Toronto for the transplant, she has created a GoFundMe page(

Dentist Alex Serebnitski "paying it forward"

Alex Serebnitski (centre) providing free dental services in Guatemala

Shortly after finishing high school in 2002, Alex Serebnitski came to Winnipeg with his family with one goal in mind – becoming a dentist.
Serebnitski comes from a family much involved in dentistry. His grandfather worked as a dental technician; his father started as a dental technician and is now a denturist.

Jeremy Morantz: A brother reflects on the loss of his younger brother

Jeremy Morantz and the book he wrote about his brother Nathan

For 22-year-old Jeremy Morantz, writing a book about what it was like to live with a brother who was severely autistic served multiple purposes. What began as a project for the Creative Communications program in which Jeremy is enrolled at Red River College was transformed into a short book titled “What does he dream about?, which was launched this past February.

Young entrepreneur Noah Palansky developing customized advertisement software with partners

23-year-old Noah Palansky
Last spring, at the height of Winnipeg Jets playoff fever, Noah Palansky and his girlfriend were watching the game on a big screen while having drinks in a restaurant. To his amazement, Palansky recalls, an ad appeared onscreen promoting a rival restaurant and advertising the same drink he was imbibing at a lower price.
The ad gave Palansky the germ of an idea.