By MYRON LOVE
Fourteen years ago, Egyptian-born Winnipeg businessman Ab Freig and the late Harold Buchwald found themselves to be fellow members of the board of the Arthur V. Mauro Institute for Peace and Justice at St. Paul’s College, University of Manitoba. Freig at the time was also involved in the Peace Action Network through which he had learned of a number of dialogue groups in operation, a concept he thought might be of benefit in Winnipeg as well. He approached Buchwald and proposed that they start an Arab Jewish Dialogue group in Winnipeg – with Freig recruiting the other Arab members and Buchwald bringing in Jewish representation.
The last time internationally renowned journalist Caroline Glick appeared in Winnipeg was April, 2014, when Glick was the tenth guest speaker for that year’s Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Sol and Florence Kanee Distinguished Lecture.
Glick spoke before a packed audience that year and her returning to Winnipeg this coming May is sure to fill the Adas Yeshurun Herzlia Synagogue when Glick will be the third guest speaker in what has become one of the community’s most stimulating events: The Adas Yeshurn Herzlia Distinguished Lecturer Series.