Fantasy Football enthusiast releases new book providing fresh perspectives on Fantasy Football

Noah Lieberman

By MYRON LOVE Noah Lieberman has been playing Fantasy Football since he was 12 or 13 years old and he says that his ratings are in the 99th percentile worldwide. Three weeks ago, the recent graduate of the Asper School of Business released the quintessential book on the popular pasttime.

Camp Massad expecting to host more than 150 former Massadniks for 70th reunion

Camp Massad logo 2012By MYRON LOVE After two years of enforced closure due to provincial government Covid lockdowns, Camp Massad is back this summer and looking forward to a real blast this year to end the season. On the weekend of August 26-28, the only Hebrew-immersion summer camp in North America, will be celebrating its 70th anniversary with a reunion of former campers, counsellors and board members.

Anita Neville to become Manitoba's next lieutenant-governor... first Jew to hold the post

Anita Neville

Lucky for us, we were listening to CBC when this announcement came across the air waves Monday morning, just as we were putting the finishing touches on this week’s issue: Longtime Liberal politician Anita Neville will be Manitoba’s next lieutenant-governor, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced in a press release Monday, August 15.

Purchase of Town Island by Nature Conservancy of Canada through the efforts of BB Camp now finalized

satellite image of Town Island

By BERNIE BELLAN For several years now we have been reporting on the uncertain future of Town Island, home to BB Camp, as a result of attempts by the City of Kenora to elicit interest in having that portion of the island that is not already owned by BB Camp sold. There have been many twists and turns in this story.

Simkin Centre receives positive review from WRHA following unannounced inspection

Simkin Centre logo colour edited 1By BERNIE BELLAN As a result of the many problems associated with personal care homes in Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority has been conducting unannounced inspections of personal care homes throughout the city.
On May 26 a team of five, including three representatives from Manitoba Health and two from the WRHA, visited the Simkin Centre.

Jewish teams once again among Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life top fundraisers

Cancercare participants1 edited 1By MYRON LOVE The 15th annual Cancercare Manitoba Foundation Challenge for Life 20KM walk (or 200-minute workout) is back again, but much later this year than had traditionally been the case: August 4-14.  Once again, teams dominated or led by members of our Jewish community are among the top fundraisers.

Former Jewish Athlete of the Year Sarah Jacobsohn chosen to be part of Team Canada Ultimate Team

Sarah Jacobsohn

In an email received from Yael Kaplan, who herself is a former Jewish Athlete of the Year nominee, Yael informed us that 2019 Jewish Athlete of the Year Sarah Jacobsohn is now in Toronto, training with Canada’s National Ultimate Team for the “World Games,” which will be held in Birmingham, Alabama this week - from July 7-17.

Some major changes in allocations to beneficiary agencies of the Jewish Federation as of Sept. 1 - Gray Academy to receive $26,000 less than last year

Allocations Report 2022By BERNIE BELLAN The Jewish Federation will be allocating exactly the same total amount of money to its beneficiary agencies in the 2022/23 fiscal year (beginning September 1) as it did in 2021/22: $3,003,000. But – the distribution of those funds will be markedly different this coming year than it was in the fiscal year that will end August 31.
That is the major takeaway from this year’s report of the Federation’s Budget & Allocations Committee.

Volunteers from Shaarey Zedek, Unitarian Church, Bear Clan, and others band together to clean up Assiniboine river bank

overhead view of some of the
debris collected during the clean-up

By BERNIE BELLAN Anyone who had driven, cycled, or walked over the west span of the Sherbrook bridge in the past year was bound to notice that the south bank of the Assiniboine River had become home to a great many homeless people.

Pictures of all the Kavod Award nominees

Jewish Federation immediate Past
Presidents Laurel Malkin & Joel Lazer

This year's Kavod Awards ceremony, held May 31, in which the Jewish Federation honoured volunteers for various Jewish organizations was the first such ceremony held since 2019.

Shaarey Zedek details where it will relocate during reconstruction

Artist's rendering of new
interior of Shaarey Zedek sanctuary

On June 30, the Shaarey Zedek released detailed plans of how it will handle operations during the reconstruction of the synagogue. Following is that announcement in full: