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Jane Enkin: So, Nu? A Festival of New Winnipeg Jewish Plays
By Jane Enkin, March 16, 2016
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Jane Enkin's Review of New Concerto by Sid Robinovitch January 12, 2016

World Premiere by Manitoba Chamber Orchestra with soloist Victoria Sparks
by Jane Enkin,January 25, 2016
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David Bedein's review of Bullets of Palestine
By David Bedein, posted here Feb 6, 2015
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TU B'SHVAT PHOTO JOURNEY- A SELECTION OF EDITOR'S FAVOURITE PHOTOS IN HONOUR OF TU'BISHVAT
by Rhonda Spivak, posted Feb 8, 2015
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UN BUDDY BEAR : WHEN IRAN STOOD BESIDE ISRAEL: THE ART EXHIBIT THAT STIRRED CONTROVERSY
By RHONDA SPIVAK, March 2, 2015
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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
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Book Review: Emiliano's Discovery by Paula Hurwitz
by WJR, October 19, 2014
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Jane Enkin's Review of the Impressive Israel Brass Quintet at the Rady JCC Tarbut Festival
by Jane Enkin, December 18, 2013
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WORLD PREMIERE OF THE DIARY BASED ON THE LIFE OF ANNE FRANK
By Rosalind Marmel California Correspondent, August 4, 2013
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Actress Doreen Brownstone Receives Lifetime acheivment Award
July 29, 2013
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Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2013 Reviews
by Shlomo Enkin, July 28,2013
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Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2013 Reviews : Quilters, May and Alia do Pirates! (of Penzance) and O(h)
by Jane Enkin, July 23, 2013
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Play Reviews: Winnipeg Fringe Festival 2013 July 17-28
by Jane Enkin, July 21, 2013
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JANE ENKIN: WINNIPEG FRINGE FESTIVAL 2013 PREVIEW OF SIX SHOWS
by Jane Enkin, July 13, 2013
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Allan Blye at Mameloshen Festival: “All of Winnipeg is my family”
by Rhonda J. Prepes, June 23, 2013
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Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival Movie review: A.K.A. Doc Pomus
by Jane Enkin, June 19, 2013
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Winnipeg Jewish Review Recommends Seeing Hava Nagila
by Rhonda Prepes, May 16, 2013
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Max Roytenberg: Peeking Over The Rise In The Hill
by Max Roytenberg, May 15, 2013
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Jane Enkin's Review of WJT 's Perestroika-A Gorgeous Production
by Jane Enkin May 3, 2013
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Ran Ukashi: Land of Sour Milk & Hardened Honey: Has the promise of Israel been broken? Peter Beinart's The Crisis of Zionism
by Ran Ukashi, Feb 26, 2013
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Sunday In the Park With George-- Sondheimfest review
Jane Enkin, Jan 31, 2012
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BOOK REVIEW BY JOHN FARBER: DANNY DANON'S
by John Farber, January 30, 2013
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THEATRE REVIEW OF ASSASSINS BY JANE ENKIN
by Jane Enkin,Jan 24, 2013
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Clifford the BIG RED DOG LIVE - A BIG FAMILY MUSICAL BIGGER THAN A HOUSE

Year 2013 New Year’s Resolutions
By Rosalind Marmel, Los Angeles Correspondent, Jan. 3, 2013
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Yemen Blues at Rady JCC's Tarbut: An outstanding performance
by Jane Enkin, Dec 19, 2012
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Bob Kopstein: Movie Review of Little Rose at the Rady JCC's Tarbut Festival
Robert Kopstein, posted Nov 29, 2012
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STREISAND AT AGE 70 GOES BACK TO BROOKLYN - CHATTERLEY AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
by Dr. Catherine Chatterley, November 15, 2011
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“LES NOUVEAUX ROMANTIQUES” LE SALON DE MUSIQUES’ NOVEMBER CONCERT WIDOR AND CAPLET US PREMIERE!

The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion – Fifth Floor, November 11, 2012 at 4:00 PM
By Rosalind Marmel, Los Angeles Correspondent,October 31, 2012
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A Conversation with Edith Head Returns to Southern California after Hit Run at the Odyssey
from Rosalind Marmel LA Correspondent
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REVIEW OF NANCY RICHLER'S THE IMPOSTER BRIDE : A NOVEL ABOUT SURVIVAL
Jane Enkin, October 11, 2012
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WJR's Jane Enkin interviews Itzhak Perlman on his new CD with Cantor Helfgot
by Jane Enkin, October 19, 2012
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Michael Nathanson's Journal Entry: Day One of Rehearsals for the Upcoming WJT Play on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: DAI (Enough)
by Michael Nathanson October 5, 2012
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Ran Ukashi: Review of Michael J Totten's Important and Illuminating Book
by Ran Ukashi, September 23, 2012
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Ricki Segal: The Sabbath
Ricki Segal, Septebmer 26, 2102
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Ricki Segal: Poem-One day at a Time
Ricki Segal, Nov 22, 2012
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REVIEW OF SHARON CHISVIN'S NEW CHILDREN'S BOOK: THE GIRL WHO CANNOT EAT PEANUT BUTTER
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng. September 22, 2012
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Michael Nathanson's Journal Entry: Preparation for the Upcoming WJT Play on Israeli-Palestinian conflict: DAI (Enough)
by Michael Nathanson, posted September 23, 2012
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Reesa Cohen Stone: A good and sweet year!!
by Reesa Cohen Stone September 13, 2012
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Faith Kaplan's Yontif Recipes : Gefilte Fish Wars and Chocolate Cake
by Faith Kaplan, September 12, 2012
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Ricki Segal: Rosh Hashanah Poem
By Ricki Segal, September 10, 2012
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Rosalind Marmel from L.A.: Los Angeles Jewish Symphony Celebrates 18th Birthday with SRO Chailights Concert
Rosalind Marmel, Los Angeles Correspondent
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Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Ministry Launches Virtual Rosh Hashanah Initiative
posted September 12, 2012
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AIDAN FISHMAN SAYS WINNIPEG'S ISRAEL PAVILLION IS A PRODUCT THAT OUGHT TO BE EXPORTED
by Rhonda Spivak, September 26, 2012
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Two corpses Go Dancing Fringe Review
by Jane Enkin,July 25, 2012
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SHAKESPEARE MEETS GLEE

BARE: The Musical Winnipeg Fringe Festival Review - See Elliot Lazar
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng., July 20, 2012
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FRESHER, THE MUSICAL - A FRINGE SMASH HIT

Gordon has a reputation for producing quality work and she does not disappoint
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng., July 19, 2012
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George Hamilton and Chris Sieber ingrain a life lesson for all in La Cage Aux Folles
By Rosalind Marmel, LA correspondent, July 18, 2012, updated July 22, 2012
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It’s expensive to be Jewish
by Ray Hanania , posted July 16, 2012
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Two New TV Documentaries With Jewish Themes To Premiere in August
July 12, 2012
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Faith Review's Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof at Mameloshen, Declares: “Siz Geven a Mechayeh!”
by Faith Kaplan, posted June 26, 2012
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KAYLA GORDON'S MY MOTHER's LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING A CLEVER FUNNY SHOW
By Jane Enkin, posted May 12, 2012
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Farewell to Jimmy Greene!
Jane Enkin April 30 2012
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ROSALIND MARMEL FROM L.A “BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL” BRINGS DREAMS TO LIFE
Rosalind Marmel in Los Angeles, April 17, 2012
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Nir-The Psychic Poet: Scared Of Your Love

Psychic Messages (Poems from Past Life) Love
By Orli Avior, Ashkelon correspondent for the Winnipeg Jewish Review,
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FROM THE TIMES OF ISRAEL: ARTICLE ABOUT THE NOVELS OF FANTASY WRITER AND FORMER WINNIPEGGER GUY GAVRIEL KAY
By Ilana Teitelbaum, posted here April 4, 2012
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WJT'S ANGELS A BRILLIANT PRODUCTION
Jane Enkin, March 23, 2012
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ALAN LEVY: OP-ED: IF SYRIA WAS RICH WITH GOLD OR OIL WOULD THE WEST STEP UP TO HELP THOSE BEING SLAUGHTERED?
By Alan Levy, Assoc Professor, Brandon University
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Review of Al Simmons with Daniel Koulack, Greg Lowe and Ron Paley
By Jane Enkin, March 2. 2012
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Former Winnipeger Benson Simmonds Releases Audition DVD
by Sophie Yoot, posted March 2, 2012

Los Angeles based actor and artist Benson Simmonds has been acting, singing, teaching, directing, writing and painting

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WATCH THE VIDEO THAT HAS GONE VIRAL-ANDREW LUSTIG'S POEM
posted Feb 22, 2012
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Mrs. Warren's Profession by G. Bernard Shaw at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre January 19 -- February 4
Jane Enkin,Feb 1, 2012
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Winnipeg Jewish Theatre Presents The National Theatre of the World’s Impromptu Splendor
Jane Enkin, January 31, 2012
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JANE ENKIN'S REVIEW OF SHAWFEST PLAYS
Jane Enkin, January 28, 2012
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Jokes Sent in by Our Readers: Chanukah Mailing
Dec 12, 2011-
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FORMER WINNIPEGGER NATALIE SHIBOU RICE NOW IN L.A: REVIEW OF DAVID BERLIN'S MORAL LIVES OF ISRAELIS
By Natalie Shibou-Rice, posted December 1, 2011
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CONCERT REVIEW: AFRO- SEMITIC EXPERIENCE AT RADY JCC TARBUT FESTIVAL- ARTISTIC RESPONSE TO ANTISEMITISM AND RASCISM
by Jane Enkin, November 25, 2011
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DAZZLING PERFORMANCES AT GRANT AND WILTON COFFEE HOUSE: JANE ENKIN, PHIL AND FRIENDS, JEREMY RUSU, ELI HERSCOVITCH AND MORE

RUSU, WHO IS BLIND, HAS BEEN COMPARED TO STEVIE WONDER
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng., November 13, 2011
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MIRA SUCHAROV: LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND A GOOD HEBREW NAME
by Mira Sucharov, posted Nov. 4, 2011
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FROM THE VANCOUVER JEWISH INDEPENDANT: RICKI SEGAL: LESSONS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME
by RICKI SEGAL, posted October 3, 2011
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WHAT'S COOKING IN YOSSI AND AVIVA COHEN'S KITCHEN: KOSHER ELEGANCE
By Aviva Cohen
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MIRA SUCHAROV: MEMORIES OF JOSEPH WOLINSKYS MUSICALS; THE MAGIC OF THEATRE
by Mira Sucharov, August 16, 2011
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CONCERT REVIEW OF SELAH ADOM BAND -DORON RAPHAELI AND FORMER WINNIPEGGER CHERYL HECHTER PRODUCE GREAT SHOW
by Rhonda Spivak, August 8, 2011
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KUDOS FOR KAYLA GORDON
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng, June 7, 2011
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WE ARE NOW AN NHL CITY. Yes!
Chaim (Hart) Peikoff, May 31, 2011
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New Film “Relief of Belsen” Shows How British Doctors Learned to Bring Survivors of Bergen Belsen Back to Life
by George Baumgarten, UN Correspondent, New York, May 11, 2011
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DANITA AZIZA: Lesson #28: Create a Recipe Box Full of Memories
By Danita Aziza, April 28, 2011

When I was 20 I drove with my friend Trish from Calgary to Toronto where we were both attending university.  We crammed all our belongings into my little second hand blue Mazda GLC and set out for a four- day road trip adventure that included a stop in Moose Jaw to have dinner with my Grandma Bea. 

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A POEM BY ROCHELLE MASS: HERE THINGS ARE DIFFERENT
by Rochelle Mass, former Winnipegger in Israel, posted September 21, 2011
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DANITA AZIZA: LESSON #27: It Takes a Long Time to Grow Old Friends
by Danita Aziza, April 12, 2011
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THE FUTURE OF JUDAISM IN OUR COMMUNITY
by Chaim (Hart) Peikoff, April 8, 2011
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WJR GOES TO LIMMUD: WINE FUNDAMENTALS -IS FAITH KAPLAN A QUALIFIED OENOPHILE ?
by Rhonda Spivak, March 30, 2011

One of the under-reported aspects of the  recent  Limmud Conference in Winnipeg

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THE VALUE OF SHARING A LIFE STORY
By Ricki Segal, March 23, 2011

As a writer, I sometimes feel that I am like a photographer, taking a picture of a person’s soul.

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TIME TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP LIBYA BE FREE
By Alan Levy, written March 1 and posted March 9, 2011

I have come to the Hobbesian notion that as human beings we are the worst of the lot on the planet. In Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya we hear of people struggling

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RAND HEIDINGER: EVOLUTION OF AN ARTIST


By Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng. March 10, 2011
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GILAD SHALIT'S BROTHER YOEL THANKS CAMP MASSAD FOR SONG

Says was very moved by You Tube video of song written at Massad for return of Gilad from captivity
By Sophie Yoot, February 9, 2011
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THE READ HEAD: BOOK CELEBRATES FIRST DECADE OF BIRTHRIGHT
by Sharon Chisvin, January 23, 2011
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Winnipeg and Marrakesh
By Rochelle Mass, former Winnipegger in Israel, posted March2, 2011
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JOEL CHASNOFF AT RADY JCC'S TARBUT FESTIVAL: THE MOST HILARIOUS DVAR TORAH I EVER HEARD


By Michelle Palansky

Joel Chasnoff, the comedian and author who appeared at the Rady JCC’s Tarbut Festival of Jewish Culture on Sunday November 14, is a skinny guy with cropped grey hair and thick black glasses.

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THE WORLD REQUIRES MORE GOOD STORIES

A surprise I received after hearing Rabbi Benarroch at Herzlia Synagogue.
By Hart Peikoff, November 1, 2010

I received an E mail from my eldest daughter Erin around 12:25 pm last Friday asking if I wanted to come for dinner that night.Well I saw the E mail around 3 pm and informed her I had been invited to attend Herzlia – Adas Yeshurun scholar in residence weekend by Rabbi Ari Ellis and I accepted. Rabbi Yosef Benarroch from Israel was the visiting scholar. He has family in Winnipeg.

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LETTER TO MY FELLOW PROGRESSIVES
By Mira Sucharov, October 26, 2010

A letter to my fellow progressives, whoever you are, and however defined. Do you feel there is a place for you in your local Jewish community? How do you try to effect change? We hear a lot about tensions between different ethnic, religious, or political communities.

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LARA SECORD- HAID WOWS CROWD-A STAR ON THE RISE
By Susan Schipper, October 20, 2010

A small girl with a big voice, Lara Secord-Haid blew the large crowd away at her first solo concert this past Sunday. Secord-Haid, a Gray Academy graduate, is currently in her third year at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studies opera as a lyric coloratura soprano.

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THEY'LL BE A SONG AND DANCE AND SOME SELTZER DOWN YOUR PANTS

Gale and Vancourt to perform at 2010 Jewish Foundation’s Endowment Book of Life Donor Recognition Event
By Rhonda Spivak, October 6, 2010

“It’s the first time I’m playing the Shaarey Zedek. I’ve played the Sharon Home but never the Shaarey Zedek,” says well-known entertainer David Gale who will be performing with Randy Vancourt at the Jewish Foundation’s upcoming 2010 Endowment Book of Life Donor Recognition Event on October 14 at 7:00.

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THE READ HEAD: FATE OF DUTCH JEWRY CHRONICLED IN EXTRAORDINARY BOOK
Sharon Chisvin, October 5, 2010

Last year the Winnipeg Jewish Review published an article about a B’nai Brith Manitoba sponsored event honouring Anje Van Tongeren, an elderly Dutch woman living in Winnipeg. Van Tongeren and her mother had been members of the Dutch Underground during World War II

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THE READ HEAD: NOVELS EXPLORE SIMILAR THEMES
by Sharon Chisvin, September 19, 2010

I recently finished reading two very good novels, both of them about Jewish men and their relationships with their distant fathers, emotional mothers, angry wives, and selfish siblings; both of them about identity crisis and the search for love, peace, contentment and a place to call home.

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MY JUDAISM
By Hart Peikoff, September 6, 2010

I was raised in a semi observant Jewish home by a Mom, Dad and Grandma along with a large extended family. Well the effect was strong enough that the mere thought of a salami sandwich with a glass of milk even today makes me want to vomit.

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IN HER DAY - POEM BY BEV SANDELL GREENBERG
By Bev Sandell Greenberg, September 6, 2010

[Editor's note: The following poem has previously appeared in the literary  journal Diviners and in the exhibit "Visual Poetry II" at the Piano Nobile Gallery in the Centennial Concert Hall].

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WATCH THE VIDEO: CAMP MASSAD'S SONG FOR GILAD SHALIT

Israeli soldier  Gilad  Shalit  was captured in 2006 by Hamas, and this past  week turned 24 while still being held in captivity.

During Camp Massad's Maccabiah program, a song for  Gilad Shalit was written in Hebrew and is performed in the video above. The Administration, staff and campers of Camp Massad, the only Hebrew speaking Camp in western Canada, join the Shalit family,  Am Israel, and people throughout the free world in hoping and praying for the speedy and safe release of Gilad Shalit. 

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DAHN HIUNI: A NEW YORK ARTIST WITH WINNIPEG ROOTS
By Rhonda Spivak, Israel, August 10, 2010

Dahn Hiuni was a fifteen-year-old sophomore studying theatre and art at Talma Yalin, Tel Aviv’s then-only High School for the Arts, when his parents sat him down one afternoon for a family talk. “How would you like to move to Canada?” they asked earnestly.

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MAXIM BERENT: FOLKLORAMA'S ISRAEL PAVILION TO INCORPORATE IDEAS FROM ISRAEL PAVILION AT SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO
by Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng. with files from the Winnipeg Jewish Review July 26, 2010

ISRAEL PAVILION IN SHANGHAI RANKED AS MOST ATTRACTIVE OF ALL PAVILIONS

Jewish student Maxim Berent, who is the chairperson of the Cultural Committee for the Israel Pavilion at Folklorama, will be incorporating 

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THE READHEAD: TREGEBOV'S FICTION A LESSON IN HISTORY
By Sharon Chisvin, July 6, 2010

Among the many stories I have heard about my family ancestry, one in particular that has intrigued me is the story about my paternal great grandfather’s brother and sister who left Canada to return to Russia after the revolution. The truth is that it is not much of a story, because once they went back, they were never heard from again.

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ROTHMAN AND PERMACK – TERRIFIC AND HILARIOUS
By Rhonda J. Prepes, P. Eng., June 10, 2010

A crowd of about 200 was privileged to be at the most hysterical event in Winnipeg in a long time. This hilarious comedy hypnosis event was held at the Park Theatre on Wednesday, June 2, 2010.

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IS THAT BULGAR WHEAT OR VULGAR WHEAT?
By Rhonda Spivak

David Gale dishes out plenty of comical and raunchy Spoonfuls at CJA’s “Fress with the Best”

“Why is your Italian parsley limp?,” comedian David Gale, emcee of  “Fress with the Best”  asked Chef  Tony DeLuca  with a straight face on the stage of the Berney Theatre on  April 7, 2010 as the audience of 200 women burst out laughing.

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DEVELOPING NEW PLAYS - A RISK WORTH TAKING
By Michael Nathanson

Playwrights throw their hands up in the air in frustration. “What do they want from us?” they wonder about artistic directors who won’t program their new plays. Artistic directors shake their head slowly at the exasperation shown by playwrights. “Why won’t they write something great?” That is not to say that the relationship between playwrights and artistic directors is destined to be like oil and water.

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SARA THOMPSON WINS CANADIAN NATIONAL DANCE COMPETITION FOR DANCE AGAINST TEENAGE BULLYING - SEE THE VIDEO
By Rhonda Spivak, May 19, 2010

'Thompson to Represent Canada in Dance Championships in Poland'

Fourteen year old Gray Academy of Jewish education student Sara Thompson has won first place overall in the junior soloist category of the Canadian National Dance Competition for her lyrical piece entitled "Dear Dairy" which is about the damaging effect of teenage bullying.

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FINK AND MASLOWSKY'S BARRY SISTERS WERE BARRY BARRY GOOD!
By Kaye Replach, May 17, 2010

For those of us that went to Hebrew school in my generation, there was generally not much emphasis given to speaking Yiddish. Growing up around my house, Yiddish primarily consisted of four basic words - mensch , chutzpah, meshugaas and potz –you hoped to fall in the first category but often got caught in one of the latter three.

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THE EXACT RECIPE
By Rochelle Mass
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TRAVEL : RESTORING JEWISH OLD HAVANA IN CUBA
By Rhonda Spivak

The historic heart of Old Havana, Cuba, (Habana Vieja) which was declared part of the cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO in 1982, is a must see destination for travelers with an interest in modern Jewish history. (Pictured: Former Jewish area of old Havana, Cuba)

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IS MONEY KILLING THE WINNIPEG JEWISH COMMUNITY?
By Elliot Leven
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The READ HEAD: Novels Depict Israeli Immigrant Experience
By Sharon Chisvin

Having read numerous Holocaust survivor testimonies over the last few weeks, I’ve been reminded about the tremendous hardships that so many survivors faced as they tried to make their way to Israel in the waning days of the British Mandate. This illegal immigration is the subject of Day After Night, the newest novel from Anita Dimant. American author Dimant is best known for her blockbuster novel The Red Tent.

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IS MICHAEL TREGEBOV WINNIPEG'S RICHLER?

Plot involves Wpg Jewish man falling in love with Palestinian woman and becoming a human shield for Arafat
by Sharon Chisvin, December 27, 2010

As a Jewish Winnipeger and book reviewer I am always excited to read novels that are set in Winnipeg's Jewish community. There have been a few of these in recent years,

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YELAPA-MEXICO'S TROPICAL FANTASY ISLAND
By Rhonda Spivak, Jan 2010,

Yelapa, an island  in Mexico straight out of a tropical fantasy is a no more than an hour’s ride by an inexpensive “water taxi” from  the popular  destination of Puerto Vallarta. (On my water taxi I even overheard someone from Manitoba talking about Lake Winnipeg !!)

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GOING AWAY FOR CHANNUKAH? THE WOMEN'S ISLAND: ISLE MUJERES- NEAR CANCUN, MEXICO
by Rhonda Spivak, December 27, 2009,
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