The world’s first-ever online gambling sites started appearing in the early 1990s following changes in law, and since then, it has only increased in popularity across the world. There are a number of different reasons for this.
As was first diclosed on this website on September 16, the Etz Chayim Congregation has put its synagogue building up for sale. We also reported that the congregation was looking for a new location somehwere in the south part of the city. On Erev Yom Kippur congregation president Avrom Charach told the congregation that a new building had been purchased, but the exact location would not be revealed until the end of this month.
By BERNIE BELLAN On Monday, October 3 the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg sponsored an election forum in which six of the leading mayoralty candidates were invited to participate.
As was explained by moderator Jason Gisser, the rules were that each candidate would be invited to give an introductory statement, after which he would pose a series of eight questions to the candidates.
By GERRY POSNER What do the following TV shows have in common: ” A Marriage Of Convenience, “ The Truth About Edward Brannigan,” “Taken Away,” “Angel Flight Down, “”Cold Heart of a Killer,“ The Portrait,” but most notably, “Murder She Wrote?” Well, the answer lies in a woman by the name of Carla Singer, who grew up at 578 Waterloo Street.
As we reported elsewhere on this website (jewishpostandnews.ca/local/1227-jwc-basketball-teams-from-1980s-to-be-inducted-into-manitoba-basketball-hall-of-fame) four boys’ basketball teams from Joseph Wolinsky Collegiate were to be inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame on October 1.
Many former players from those teams (from 1982-83, 1983-84, 1985-86 and 1988-89), along with family members, showed up at the Victoria Inn on Saturday evening, October 1, for a banquet and induction ceremony.
He sits casually at a table gazing at a laptop. Quite a normal scene except for the mask and cape and the fact the image is on a giant billboard in Winnipeg.
“It was a lot of fun,” recalled Zac Minuk, Director of Development, Partnerships & Communications, Rady Jewish Community Centre (RJCC). “Especially when people would text me saying they think they saw me in a green mask on a huge billboard while driving home.”
Introduction: In the Sept. 14 issue of The Jewish Post & News we had an article about Masa Israel Journey, a program for students and young professionals who might like to travel to to Israel to participate in an immersive four-to-10-month experience. Here is an account written by a young woman by the name of Laura Soda who is currently in Israel on a Masa program:
By MYRON LOVE In my nearly 45 years as a journalist, I have rarely been one to make my writing all about me. Rather, I enjoy telling other people’s stories. However, this is a heartwarming story which actually very much includes myself.
By MYRON LOVE On Thursday, September 22, as part of its annual Homecoming Weekend, the University of Manitoba Alumni Association recognized, Dr. Arnold Naimark with its Lifetime Achievement Award for both his distinguished service as the university’s former president (1981-96) and as the former dean of the Faculty of Medicine (1971-81) – as well as his lifelong commitment to promoting health care research funding and education in Manitoba.
By MYRON LOVE Two years ago, Harriet Zaidman was short-listed for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction for Young Readers for her novel, “City on Strike,” relating to the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. This year, the Winnipeg-based author of children’s books and novels intended for young adults was nominated for a second time and, this time, she did win the award for her recently published second novel, “Second Chances,”which takes place against the background of the polio epidemic.
By BERNIE BELLAN In 2019 B’nai Brith Canada inaugurated a writing competition for high school students known as the “Diverse Minds Writing Competition.”
On June 19 of that year an audience gathered in the Multipurpose Room of the Asper Campus heard from Cheryl Barish who, along with her husband, Earl, came up with the idea for creating and sponsoring a competition of this sort in Manitoba, after having heard about a similar contest in Washington DC.
Did you know Michael Bolton is Jewish, born Michael Bolotin? Starting December 16, Bolton will be headlining at the brand new entertainment centre at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls.
By BERNIE BELLAN In 2018 Yana Ustinski immigrated to Canada from Israel with her husband Leo and her two children, Leenes (pronounced Lee-Nes) and Adam, who were seven and five respectively at the time. Like many another immigrant to Canada, Yana had hoped to be able to find work in her chosen profession, which was as a pharmacist. (Leo was a production planner in Israel and he was able to find work in his field upon the family’s move to Winnipeg.)
By HOLLY HARRIS Laughter and tears will flow when the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre (SOPAC) honours the late Jerry Maslowsky (zt”l), a prominent local business executive, supremely gifted entertainer, devoted family man, and all-around mensch, as the inaugural inductee for its newly minted “The Jerry Maslowsky Hall of Fame,” bearing the beloved Winnipegger’s name in perpetuity.
By BERNIE BELLAN The Combined Jewish Appeal of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg launched its 2022-23 campaign before a small audience at the Berney Theatre on Tuesday evening, September 20. Welcoming remarks were given by Federation president Gustavo Zentner. Following his remarks, Zentner crossed the stage of the Berney Theatre where he introduced Ukrainian-born (and former resident of Israel) artist Eugene Kabrun. Together the two men unveiled a painting depicting the suffering ongoing in Ukraine and which will be on display at the campus.
By BERNIE BELLAN On Wednesday, September 14, past and present participants, family members of participants, and support workers (both past and present) who have been involved with the G.R.O.W. program gathered at 91 Willow (which is one of two homes donated by the Lazareck family for the program, the other being the home next door at 93 Willow) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the G.R.O.W. in Gimli program.
By BERNIE BELLAN When I first received an email from a publicist by the name of June Lorraine Roberts about a new book, I became immediately aware of the similarities between what June had written in her email and what happened to former Winnipegger Adam Anhang when he was murdered in Puerto Rico in 2005. I told June that I didn’t have time to read the actual book at this time, but I would want to let readers know about it.
By BERNIE BELLAN It’s been a while since I’ve been able to report on Gray Academy without having to focus on how Covid had so drastically affected the lives of both students and teachers there. While every other school in the province was similarly affected, Gray Academy offers so many unique programs – almost all of which had to be put on hold for the past two and a half years, that when I spoke with Head of School Lori Binder on Tuesday, September 20, hearing of everything that had been going on there in just the short 11 days that the school had been open when we talked was somewhat overwhelming.
Playing online casinos seems simple, but new players can be at a loss for the first time. Of course, everyone wants to win lots of money — and it is possible. But players should know certain rules and advice before making the first bets.
By BERNIE BELLAN Friends of Israel is a Christian non-evangelical organization dedicated to providing support for the State of Israel. Founded in 1938 by a group of concerned Christians in Philadelphia who had just witnessed the Nazi savagery of Kristallnacht, FOI actually predated the founding of the State of Israel by 10 years.
By MYRON LOVE When The Jewish Post & News last touched base with Liam Karp, he had recently returned from a trip to Jordan where he was part of a film crew – he was assistant director - filming the Canadian-made feature, “Hyena Road”, a fictionalized account of the Canadian military experience in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
As the original environmental organization through planting trees for the last century it seemed only natural for JNF to join forces with the friends of the Harte Trail and the city of Winnipeg’s 1,000,000 tree challenge and lend our support and muscle. On Sunday September 18, more than 60 people from both the Jewish and general communities joined forces to plant 75 new trees, generously provided by JNF, along the Harte Trail in Charleswood.
By BERNIE BELLAN While the news that Etz Chayim Congregation was putting their synagogue building up for sale would not have come as a total shock to actual members of the congregation (who had been kept informed by their board of plans to do that), it certainly took thousands of other members and former members of our Jewish community by surprise.
By IRENA KARSHENBAUM While out walking recently, I came across a copy of “Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole in one of those free little libraries. Now the book doesn’t fit into my criteria of rare, lost or out-of-print works that I am usually on the hunt for, but knowing that this is one of the great American classics of the 20th century, which I had not yet read, I started reading it on the spot while thinking, can people see me from their front windows and think I’m like rummaging through their garbage?
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Posted Sept. 16, 2022 By MYRON LOVE It would seem that it is finally happening. After “at least a decade” - in the words of Congregation Etz Chayim board member and spokesperson Avrom Charach – of talking about it and considering different options, north Winnipeg’s largest synagogue has taken a concrete step forward in relocating to the south end.
The “for sale” sign outside the 70-year-old building went up last weekend.
By MYRON LOVE There was a time – at least within the lifetime of older readers – when there seemed to be a kosher butcher on every corner in the old North End. An exaggeration, maybe, but in the 1930s, there were enough kosher butchers in Winnipeg to form their own shul.
The last kosher butcher in Winnipeg – that would be Omnitsky’s – closed in 2008 and, at about the same time, fresh kosher slaughter also came to end in our region.
While the skies were closed for the first waves of the pandemic, with many organizations canceling their Israel trips, Masa Israel Journey saw an increase of almost 40% of North American students and young professionals traveling to Israel to partake in immersive four-to-10-month programs.
Since its establishment in 2004 by the Jewish Agency and the government of Israel, Masa has served more than 180,000 Jewish students and young professionals ages 16 to 35, from more than 60 countries.
By MYRON LOVE On June 15, the Recreation Men’s Bowling League held its annual wind-up banquet at the Glendale Golf & Country Club. As per usual, the wind-up is the venue for handing out the awards for the year just past.Once again, for the tenth year in a row, Terry Robinson won the W. Harry Zimmerman Memorial Trophy for Highest Average, a feat that the largely Jewish Recreation Men’s Bowling League’s current secretary has achieved for 16 of the past 20 years.
By GERRY POSNER Cohen, Shell, Margolis, Diamond, Coodin, Slayen, Bloomfield, Simkin and many more family names all were in attendance on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at the Etz Chaim Synagogue for the second Bar Mitzvah of Jerry Cohen. In truth, the Bar Mitzvah was to have taken place last year in Cohen’s 83rd year, but Covid interfered with the event at that time so the simcha was postponed a year. But even with a year’s delay, the joy of the moment was everywhere, Covid or not. What was present was happily, not Covid, but Kavod.