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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(

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.

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.

98-year-old Marthe Cohn tells Jewish Learning Centre audience of her experience as a spy behind German lines during WWII

Marthe Cohn with her husband, Lewis Cohn at the Jewish Learning Centre March 28/at right, Marthe in her 20s


There was a mood of heightened anticipation as more than 200 audience members filed into the auditorium of the Jewish Learning Centre Thursday evening, March 28. After all, how many times do you have the opportunity to hear a 98-year-old give a talk – and, to add even more drama to the evening: tell the story how she became a spy in Germany for the allies?

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.

At age 89 - Mickey Hoch still volunteering to help Israeli army

Mickey Hoch

What would prompt an almost-90-year-old man to fly to Israel (at his own expense) and spend three weeks volunteering on an Israeli army base?
For Mickey Hoch volunteering for Sarel, which is an acronym of the Hebrew words meaning “service for Israel”, is something that he has been doing every two years for the past 15 years.