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Capsule reviews of Fringe shows featuring Jewish performers

Zach Dorn (left) / Randy Ross


(Originally posted July 21 and updated July 22 & 23)  Elsewhere on this site we have a post that contains information about Fringe shows that feature Jewish performers as sent to us by those performers. We have now seen seven of the eight shows mentioned in that story - and offer capsule reviews of each of them here. Keep checking this site for more capsule reviews of shows that feature Jewish performers as we add to them over the next few days.

Yonatan Orlov combines grace, athleticism, & juggling in masterful display of baton twirling

Yonatan Orlov - Canadian Men's Champion baton twirler
The Canadian Baton Twirling Championships were recently held in Winnipeg (from July 1-6) in the Max Bell Centre at the University of Manitoba. Twice a finalist for Jewish Athlete of the Year, 19-year-old Yonatan Orlov competed in six different categories, finishing first in three of them.

Current, former Winnipeggers recognized with honorary degrees, other awards

clockwise from top left: David Matas, Dr. Martin Yaffe, Harry Nelken, Marsha Hanen

June is traditionally the time of year for endings and transitions. It is when universities award honorary degrees (along with graduate and post-graduate degrees, of course) and others are recognized by their peers for outstanding achievement in their fields.

Jewish Child and Family Service Annual General Meeting

Elaine Goldstine, CEO, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg; Al Benarroch, Executive Director, JCFS; Danita Dubinsky Aziza, Past President, JCFS; Sherry Lercher Davis, incoming President, JCFS; and Graciela Najenson, Development Associate, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg.
The Jewish Child and Family Service held its Annual General Meeting June 19 in the Berney Theatre.

Panel discussion featuring leading Israeli researcher covers all aspects of aged-related brain disease

Dementia panelists (l-r): Dr. Deborah Toiber, Ben Gurion University; Norma Kirby, Program Director for the Alzheimer's Society of Maniotba; Rose Popeski, daughter or parents with age-related dementia
For most people, if you live long enough, you are almost certain to develop some form of dementia. According to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher Dr. Deborah Toiber, while the early signs of aged-related brain disease such as Alzheimer’s Disease may first appear in some people as young as 50, those symptoms most often appear after 70 and increase exponentially with age.