Shindico launches second major apartment complex on Taylor

At the groundbreaking for the Taylor Lee,
July 8, l-r: Eric, Robin and Jonathan Lee,
sons of the late Rob Lee, founder of PreCon
Builders; Leslie Lee (Rob Lee's wife);
Sandy, Robert & Diane Shindleman

By BERNIE BELLAN In 2020 Shindico broke ground on the first major apartment complex that company has undertaken in Winnipeg: Taylor Claire (named for Sandy and Robert Shindleman’s late mother), at 1120 Taylor Avenue.
With construction slated to be complete by the summer of 2022, leasing has been moving ahead at a steady pace with over 50 units already reserved.

Proposal by College of Physicians and Surgeons to have all circumcisions performed in medical clinics “cut off” before it could go anywhere

By BERNIE BELLAN It began with an emailed message sent out by Jewish Federation CEO Elaine Goldstine to members of the community on July 13.
In her message, Goldstine informed recipients that the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba had issued a draft proposal that, if accepted, would prevent any circumcisions from being performed anywhere other than in a “medical clinic”.

14th annual Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life returning on August 5

Nancys Nightingales edited 1By MYRON LOVE The 14th annual Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life 20KM walk (or 200-minute workout) is back again at its new time – as a result of Covid 19 – with several members of our Jewish community once more playing an active role.
As with last year, participants this year are walking in small groups covering the same distance over two weeks from August 5-17.

Shaarey Zedek announces hiring of new executive director: Ran Ukashi

Ran Ukashi

Following is a release issued by the Board of Shaarey Zedek: The Board of Directors of Congregation Shaarey Zedek is pleased to announce that Ran Ukashi, PhD will be joining our organization as our new Executive Director beginning Monday, July 12.

JCFS AGM: Jewish Child & Family Service reports hugely expanded case load due to Covid

Board edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN Jewish Child & Family Service took on 66 new older adult cases during its 2020 fiscal year (which ended March 31, 2021). That compares with a usual average of 15 new cases a year.
The increase in caseload was a direct result of Covid, reported Al Benarroch, Executive Director of JCFS, during the Annual General Meeting of JCFS on June 24.

Jewish Foundation distributed over $5,000,000 in 2020

Left: outgoing JFM Chair Richard Yaffe
Right: Incoming JFM Chair Bonnie Cham

JFM AGM screenshots


By BERNIE BELLAN The Jewish Foundation of Manitoba held its Annual General Meeting online on Wednesday, June 16. This marks the second year now that the Foundation AGM has been held online – and the second year that outgoing Foundation Chair Richard Yaffe has presided over the meeting online.

New group established ‘in the spirit’ of Canadian Jewish Congress

CJCF edited 1By RON CSILAG May 27, 2021 (CJN) Remember the Canadian Jewish Congress? Enough of its former senior leaders do, and fondly- to the point that they have founded a new organization “in the spirit” of CJC.

Jewish Federation to increase allocations to beneficiary agencies by considerable amount

Jewish Federation logoBy BERNIE BELLAN The Allocations Committee of the Jewish Federation has submitted its report to the Federation. The committee is recommending a total of $3,523,098 in allocations to the 12 beneficiary agencies of the Federation for the 2021/22 fiscal year, which begins Sept. 1, 2021.

Jewish National Fund holds successful online Negev Gala

Negev Gala honouree Ted Lyons
with Harriet Lyons

It was more than two years in the making, but after the most prolonged break in the history of Negev Galas (and Dinners – which preceded the more recent Negev Galas), the Jewish National Fund was finally able to pull off what turned out to be a very successful event on Monday, May 31, albeit one that was held online.

Doctors Manitoba recognizes humanitarian pediatrician

Dr. Murray Kesselman

By MYRON LOVE Dr. Murray Kesselman pronounces himself “honoured” to have been recognized by Doctors Manitoba (formerly known as the Manitoba Medical Association) as this year’s recipient of the organization’s Distinguished Service Award.

Talented young singers, pianist, violinist among 2021 online Winnipeg Music Festival winners

Clockwise from top left: Gregory
Hyman, Hannah Schaeffer, Juliet Eskin,
Noah Kravetsky, Alexandra Schaeffer,
Yale Rayburn-Vander Hout

By MYRON LOVE It was an exceptionally good Winnipeg Music Festival this year for Winnipeg voice teacher Kelly Robinson (of the Jewish Robinsons). Not only did many of her students stand out – as usual - but also her 11-year-old daughter, Juliet Eskin, had a successful debut in her first appearance in the annual competition.