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The late Monty & Marilyn Hall honoured at University of Manitoba Homecoming 2018


Outgoing U of M Chancellor Harvey Secter & wife Sandra
Over 200 alumni of the University of Manitoba and guests attended a brunch held September 30 in the UMSU University Centre. The brunch was held in honour of the late Monty & Marilyn Hall.In addition to former students of the U of M, many members of the late Monty & Marilyn Hall’s family were in attendance, including his brother Robert and daughter Sharon.  Others in attendance included former Advance TV & Electronics owner Arnold Frieman, who was also a sponsor of the event.

City council losing 2 Jewish members, potentially gaining one; 3 Jewish school trustees looking forward to extending their terms

Sherri Rollins/Kevin Freeman/Sheila Billinghurst

It looks like quite a few changes are coming to Winnipeg City Council this year, with six current councilors (out of 15) not seeking re-election. Among those who are leaving are Marty Morantz and Jenny Gerbasi, the only Jewish current members of council.

For 2nd time in 3 years, a major Winnipeg Jewish organization fires its CEO

Tara Fainstein/Adam Bronstone


What is it with the biggest Jewish organizations in Winnipeg? For the second time in three years, following an extensive process of recruitment, a former Winnipegger who was brought into head a major Jewish organization was let go less than a year into the job.

Talmud Torah to host Shabbat service commemorating Cantor Binyamin Brownstone

A stained glass window in Talmud Torah Beth Jacob synagogue in honour of Cantor Brownstone, who was the cantor of that synagogue for almost 60 years
Members of the Talmud Torah Beth Jacob Synagogue are delighted to invite the entire community to a Binyamin Brownstone Shabbat on October 20, 2018 at the synagogue 1525 Main Street north of Lansdowne.

Sweepers repeat as Jewish Men's Slo-Pitch champs

Sweepers: front row (kneeling) left to right-Shael Glesby (captain), Sol Raber, Adam Meyers, Jason Glass and his son Goose Middle row-Left to Right-Darren Elkin (blue jacket), Jeff Koplovich, Daniel Glesby (black jacket), Blake Oman (red cap), Meyer Thompson (holding the trophy) & Jordan Vine Back Row left to right-Ben Carr (blue cap), Jared Tworek (black cap), Ira Kaye, Reese Ratson & Chaim Raber.

There were a number of questions left after the 2017 season which one wondered if they would be answered in 2018? One being, would the Hammers take the next step forward and improve on a solid 2017? Could the Diamonds add some youth and improve on a rather dismal 3-17 record from 2017?

Winnipegger Helen Atnikov donates emergency scooter to Magen David Adom

Ami Bakerman of Winnipeg chapter of Canadian Magen David Adom with Helen Atnikov and the scooter Helen donated to Magen David Adom

Last November we reported on a talk given by Daniel Amzallag, who is the National Media & Volunteer Coordinator for Canadian Magen David Adom (

Jim Carr visits Israel in role as Minister of International Trade Diversification


Eli Cohen, Israel’s Minister of Economy & Industry (left) and Jim Carr, Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, in Israel

Jim Carr, the Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South Centre, and now Canada’s Minister of International Trade Diversification, returned recently from a six-day trip to Israel and the West Bank (from Sept. 2-6), in which he met with various Israeli and Palestinian officials and businesspeople – also Canadians currently working in Israel.