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EDITOR'S REPORT: ON THE SCENE AT THE INAUGURAL OPENING OF THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MUSEUM

By Rhonda Spivak, December 15, 2014



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MESSAGE FROM THE DESK OF THE CEO OF THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF WINNIPEG DECEMBER 4, 2014

December 7, 2014



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EDITOR QUESTIONS JEWISH FEDERATION ON COMMUNITY'S DEMOGRAPHIC STUDY-IS REVISED ESTIMATE OF13,690 JEWS HERE ACCURATE? WHAT ABOUT CHILD POVERTY?

by Rhonda Spivak, December 7, 2014



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NEW LUXURY CONDOS FOR SALE IN NORTH WINNIPEG

December 10, 2014



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JESUS WAS A PALESTINIAN? NEW FILM ON ISRAEL HERE IN JANUARY

By Dr. Catherine Chatterley, Nov 30, 2014



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EDITOR'S REPORT FROM THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM: SOMEONE RANG UP FRAUDULENT CHARGES ON MY CREDIT CARD

By Rhonda Spivak, December 1, 2014



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Website Last Updated: 12/11/2014
    Local News
MB OPERA'S FIDELIO IS TOP NOTCH - SECORD-HAID MAKES VERY IMPRESSIVE DEBUT
by Rhonda Spivak, December 10, 2014

CANADIAN JEWISH COMMUNITY TO HONOUR ASPER FAMILY AND ASPER FOUNDATION
November 30, 2014

Jewish Community of Winnipeg Demographic Information Fall 2014,Provided by Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
by Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, November 30, 2014

Letter from Aviva Cohen To Adam Bronstone, Ceo of Jewish Federation Re: Tragedy in Har Nof and His Response
December 11, 2014

Camp Massad Breaks Ground For New Major Renovations
by former Massadnik Rhonda Spivak. December 9, 2014

Drop off your blue boxes at JNF’s collection events and receive a tax receipt
November 25, 2014

PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN CMHR AND THE ASPER FOUNDATION BRINGS SUCCESSFUL EDUCATION PROGRAM TO WINNIPEG
December 15, 2014

David Bedein: Rising above personal attacks, the time has come to examine UNRWA policy
By David Bedein, December 10, 2014

JFM'S SUCCESSFUL 50th ANNIVERSARY GALA-COUNTDOWN TO ONE HUNDRED MILLION
By Rhonda Spivak, November 27, 2014

THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHANUKAH: MY TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
by Rhonda Spivak, December 27, 2011 reposted Dec 10, 2014

LOOKING BACK 27 YEARS AGO AT HEBREW U : WHEN I SPENT CHRISTMAS IN BETHLEHEM
by Rhonda Spivak, posted December 10, 2014 but written 2 years ago

On being a Sar-el volunteer
by Gerald Lecovin , posted Dec, 2014

Film Review of Broadway Musicals A Jewish Legacy:Rady JCC's Tarbut 2014
by Jane Enkin, November 2014

Jane Enkin's Theatre Review: The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith-on Until Dec 20
by Jane Enkin, December 6, 2014

Tim Boxer: Kissinger Speaks Like He’s Just Off The Boat
Tim Boxer, December 1, 2014

Jane Enkin's Review of Rady JCC's Three Concerts at Tarbut Festival 2014
by Jane Enkin, December 7 2014

Editor's Kristallnacht Report : Discovering why the Nazis Failed To Burn Down One Synagogue In Vienna
by Rhonda Spivak, November 9, 2014

THE VICKAR FAMILY IN ISRAEL: SUPPORTING JNF LEARNING CENTERS AT MEGIDDO HIGH SCHOOL AND OBSERVATION POINT IN HULA VALLEY-SEE VIDEO
October 28, 2014, reprinted from Keren Kayemet-Jewish National Fund Website

“When you see the enthusiasm on the children’s faces as they watch the birds, then you understand exactly why we’ve established this site,” said Larry Vickar during a visit to the observation point.


Max Roytenberg: Time for Life as a Party
Max Roytenberg December 11 2014, Phoenix Arizona

CHANUKAH IN PUERTO VALLARTA
By Rhonda Spivak, posted Dec 12, 2014, written November 2, 2010

Tim Boxer: Dershowitz Helps His Student To White House
Tim Boxer, November 27, 2014

The Pew Survey Reanalyzed: More Bad News, but a Glimmer of Hope
November 21, 2014

Historical Headline from November 8, 1964: Beverley Rosen is Off The Market
November 20, 2014

Richard Cravatts: The Lethality of De-Judaizing Jerusalem
By Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, November 20,2014

Canadian Hadassah-WIZO (CHW) elects 22nd National President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 20, 2014

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO BE CIVILIAN WORKERS FOR 2-3 WEEKS ON AN ISRAELI ARMY SUPPLY BASE- CONTACT SAREL
by Wendy Schneider, the editor of the Hamilton Jewish News, posted November 19, 2014

Kristallnacht Commemoration: Should the State Enact Legislation To Require Bystanders To Intervene to Protect Victimization? Amos Guiora Says Yes.
by Rhonda Spivak, November 18, 2014

Message from the desk of the CEO of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Nov 14, 2014
By Adam Bronstone, CEO JFW, November 14, 2014

The Ivory Tower’s Nazification of Israel
by Richard L. Cravatts, PhD, November 16, 2014

From the Times of Israel : The Shrinking Jewish Middle and How To Expand It
November 16, 2014

Tim Boxer: Geraldo Rivera And His Jew Tattoo
By Tim Boxer, November 12, 2014

Judi Price-Rosen Named Director of Admissions Gray Academy
Announcement from Gray Academy-November 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY OF WINNIPEG HAS BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN HUMAN RIGHTS
November 8, 2014

Isanne and Maya Goldberg: Our Experience in Israel on the Alexander Muss High School Program
By Isanne and Maya Goldberg, November 19, 2014

LEARN HEBREW ONE ON ONE-CONTACT GILA KORNREICH-online.hebrew@gmail.com

Gila Kornreich- online.hebrew@gmail.com
November 2, 2014

IVAN BERKOWITZ IS AN ARTISAN
by Rhonda J. Prepes, October 31, 2014

FAITH KAPLAN MBA CANDIDATE: PLEASE FILL OUT SURVEY REGARDING KOSHER MEAT
October 30, 2014

Editor's Report from the Imperial Hotel-Where Hitler Stayed When In Vienna After the Anschluss
by Rhonda Spivak, October 14, 2014

Editor's Report from Vienna: Getting Through The Police Barricade To Shul and Finding Gestapo Headquarters
by Rhonda Spivak, Sept 3, 2014

Uncovering More Anti-Semitic Secrets: Salzburg , the Jews' Sow, Jingle Bells and how the Nazis Abused Mozart
by Rhonda Spivak, October 16, 2014

IN MEMORY OF RABBI LOUIS BERKAL AND SARA BERKAL: SEE VIDEO
October 25, 2014

BOB FREEDMAN'S INTERVIEW WITH THE WJR AFTER 28 YEARS AT THE HELM-FREEDMAN ACTS AS CONSULTANT FOR SZ AND ETZ CHAYIM RE: FEASIBILITY OF SHULS RELOCATING IN NEW BUILDING AT CAMPUS-AND EDITOR'S TRIBUTE TO BOB
by Rhonda Spivak, October 4, 2014

MORANTZ ELECTED TO CITY COUNCIL FOR CHARLESWOOD-TUXEDO: REPORT FROM CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS ELECTION NIGHT
By Rhonda Spivak, October 30, 2014

Beautifully Maintained Condo For Sale in the Lovely Lakeside Community of Gimli
October 26, 2014

Letter to Editor regarding Air strikes in Iraq from Liberal party 's Critic for Foreign Affairs and Bill Narvey's Response:
October 18, 2014

UPDATE ON MERGER TALKS BETWEEN SZ AND ETZ CHAYIM - Each congregation wants to maintain its own brand
by Rhonda Spivak, October 7, 2014

CJA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN AT JOURNEY TO CHURCHILL EXHIBIT-GOAL IS $5.95 MILLION-MANY YOUNGER CANVASSERS
by Rhonda Spivak, October 16, 2014

Editor's Report: The Day I Accidentally Found the Tel Aviv Synagogue That was Hit in This Summer's Israel-Hamas War
by Rhonda Spivak, October3, 2014

Book Review: Emiliano's Discovery by Paula Hurwitz
by WJR, October 19, 2014

BENJI AZIZA'S REFLECTIONS ON ROSH HASHANA : RECALLING A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE AS AN IDF MEDIC TREATING A WOUNDED SYRIAN GIRL IN A BORDER FIELD HOSPITAL
by Benji Aziza, September 22, 2014

LESLI STERN TROTTIER OF ABSOLUTE DECOR: RENEW YOUR HOME FOR THE NEW YEAR !
by Lesli Stern Trottier, Absolute Decor, ph 204-333-2963, September 21, 2014

DR. CATHERINE CHATTERLEY--VIENNA: CITY OF PARADOX
By Dr. Catherine Chatterley, posted Sept 21, 2014

CAPTAIN BARRY LEIPSIC: THE SEXIEST JEW OF WINNIPEG
by Rhonda Spivak ,September 23, 2014

Editor's Special Report: Behind the Scenes At the Ha’aretz Peace Conference
by Rhonda Spivak, posted August 19, 2014

From Ben Gurion Airport to Vienna: My Ride with the Volunteer Pilot and Saed the Antisemite
by Rhonda Spivak, August 5, 2014, posted Aug 9

Editor's Report from Israel: How I Was Re-Routed to Fly Turkish Airlines? No Thank You
by Rhonda Spivak, July 30, 2014

Editor's report: News and notes from israel on Day 20 of the War
by Rhonda Spivak, July 27, 2014

Investigative Report: Green Olive Tours Promotes Palestinian Maximalist Claims Not In Accord with Any Two State Solution-And Response by Green Olive Tours
by Tatiana Becker, July 21, 2014

SPECIAL WJR WARTIME COVERAGE: WINNIPEGGERS FROM ALL OVER ISRAEL GIVE FIRST-HAND REPORTS ON LIVING UNDER FIRE

Sara Duvdevani (Bennaroch), Aliza Hornstein (Cohen), Ronni Kives, Michal Solomon, Jason Schwartzman, Koby Tanzer, Leiba Smith (Lori-Sue Charach), Andrea Rubinfield Levy, Rabbi Ari Enkin, Reesa Cohen Stone and Kerry Auriat send updates
by Rhonda Spivak, July 14, 2014

EDITOR'S DISPATCH FROM BOMBSHELTER IN NETANYA: KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE HADERA POWER PLANT
by Rhonda Spivak, July 13, 2014

JOINING FORMER IDF DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF UZI DAYAN AT SECURITY BRIEFING ON MOUNT SARBATA: JORDAN VALLEY SERVES AS ISRAEL'S STRATEGICALLY VITAL SECURITY BUFFER

Jordan valley is Israel's security buffer against any attempt by jihadist ISS to overthrow King Abdullah and advance to Jerusalem
by Rhonda Spivak, July 12, 2014

EDITOR'S SPECIAL REPORT: VIENNA'S CONTROVERSIAL HOLOCAUST MONUMENT- A STREET WASHING JEW
by Rhonda Spivak, Jun 11, 2014

Editor's Report from Jew Square in Vienna: A Tale of Anti-Semitism Long Before The Nazis
by Rhonda Spivak, May 15, 2014

Editor's Report: Salzburg Austria's Antisemitic Shadows: Finding Jew Alley
by Rhonda Spivak, April 20, 2014

JEWISH FEDERATION SERVES BOTH NON-KOSHER AND KOSHER FOOD AT YAD EVENT
by Rhonda Spivak, April 8, 2014

STATEMENT RE: KASHRUT FROM JEWISH FEDERATION AND LETTERS FROM RABBIS TO JEWISH FOUNDATION OF MANITOBA AND RADY JCC
March 9, 2014

Editor's Report from Israel: Bombs Going Off- My First Air Raid in Tel Aviv During Ha'aretz Peace Conference-Israel Prepares for War-WJR will provide Expanded Wartime Coverage
July 9, 2014

EDITOR'S DISPATCH FROM THE DAVID CITADEL HOTEL: HARPER WOWS ISRAEL

MP Joyce Bateman: The Prime Minister’s visit to the Middle East was focused on increasing trade and investment and regional security
by Rhonda Spivak, January 22, 2014

Editor's Special Report: Into Ramallah -The Back Entrance,a Whiff of Nazism and Coca -Cola
By Rhonda Spivak, May 1, 2014

Editor's Dispatch from Israel: Why I Don't Expect This War to End in The Next Few Days
by Rhonda Spivak, July 23, 2014

Editor's Special Report: Who Are the Corne Jews ? How I figured out the meaning of the last name Corne

Corne Jews were made to become grain speculators in Germany and blamed for rising food prices. The Antisemitic Corne Jew medal was first issued in Germany in 1694 and issued the last time in 1923 before the rise of Hitler
By Rhonda Spivak, December 7, 2013

Dayan pushed PM Meir to consider using nuclear weapons in 1973 war
October 3, 2013

B'nai Brith Canada Criticizes CMHR: Decision to Exclude Material on Birth of Israel in Holocaust Gallery is A Serious Misstep

Human rights lessons which flow from the Holocaust include the creation of the State of Israel
by David Matas, Senior Legal Counsel August 10, 213

Q & A BETWEEN WJR & CMHR : HOLOCAUST GALLERY WILL NOT SHOW THAT 2/3 OF JEWISH D.P.’S WENT TO ISRAEL AFTER HOLOCAUST
by Rhonda Spivak, July 16, 2013

MUST READ--EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: DR. CATHERINE CHATTERLEY INTERVIEWS CMHR ABOUT CONTENT OF HOLOCAUST GALLERY
Dr. Catherine Chatterley & Dr. Clint Curle, April 3, 2013

The Gates on Roblin: Fine Food, Atmosphere and Rural Scenery -A romantic dinner for three
by Rhonda Spivak, December 12, 2012

Refugee Lawyer David Matas: UNWRA, Palestinian and Jewish Refugees :There are No International Instruments which Give Palestinians A Right of Return

There are real Palestinian refugees, Palestinians who fit squarely within the United Nations Refugee Convention definition, but they are not refugees within the jurisdiction of UNRWA. They are refugees from the West Bank and Gaza fleeing Hamas, the P
David Matas, posted October 26, 2012

    Israel
Israel, China and the US: Save the last dance for me
By David Ramati, June 15, 2014

FIRST HAND ACCOUNT: MY VISIT TO UNWRA PALESTINIAN REFUGEE CAMPS
by Rhonda Spivak, posted April 7, 2011

I have recently been to two Palestinian refugee camps run by the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency [UNWRA] near Bethlehem. My visit has unfortunately have left me with the impression that the Palestinians as a whole are far from giving up on the right of return to their 1948 homes and villages in Israel.


    Next Generation
EDITOR's DAUGHTER LEAH CORNE IN WARSAW: THE REMAINS OF THE WARSAW GHETTO, ANTI-SEMITISM IN POLAND-AND THE MARCH OF THE LIVING
by Leah Corne, grade 10 student Gray Academy June 29, 2014, with files from the Winnipeg Jewish Review

    Arts/Op-Eds
Winnipeg’s beloved “Grande Dame of Theatre”, Doreen Brownstone, returns to the stage in the dark comedy VIGIL at Prairie Theatre Exchange
by Roger Currie, November 18, 2014

YEMEN BLUES AT RADY JCC'S TARBUT 2 YEARS AGO WAS FANTASTIC-THAT'S WHY TARBUT IS BRINGING THEM BACK
by Jane Enkin October 30, 2014

    Torah/Announcements
    Obituary/In Memoriam
LISTING OF FUNERALS
updated Dec 11 , 2014

Obituary: Dr. Morris Broder
October 16, 2014

IN LOVING MEMORY OF SIDNEY AND RITA SARBIT
posted November 5, 2014

In loving memory of Ernest Tessler
November 21, 2013

In loving memory of Ernest Tessler


In Memoriam - ISRAEL ASPER
October 5, 2014

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