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Message from CEO Elaine Goldstine Nov 2, 2018

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November 2, 2018

Dear Community Members,

To say that this has been a difficult week for our community would be an understatement. We are saddened and outraged by the deadly anti-Semetic attack on the Tree of Life synagogue and its congregants that took 11 lives.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this tragedy, and we pray for a speedy recovery for the wounded, and for their entire congregation as their community picks up the pieces and forges on in the wake of this tragedy.

In our community, the outpouring of support has been very touching. On Tuesdaynight, over 2,000 people attended the vigil at Shaarey Zedek synagogue. People of all ages, from a variety of backgrounds attended to pay tribute and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with us as we mourn for the victims of the tragedy and vow to stand up to hatred and anti-Semitism wherever it may occur.

120 DAYS OF IMPACT – 2018 CJA Campaign 

Today is Day 63 of our 120 days of IMPACT and we have already raised over $3.4 million for our community! Thank you to all the volunteers and donors. You are making an IMPACT! Donations are coming in steadily. Please join us and make your donation today so that we can make an even greater IMPACT within our community.

Our October 10 campaign event Footprints: Celebrate the Past, March to the Future on Day 40 of IMPACT was a successful sold out event that celebrated our 80th, Israel’s 70th and MOL's 30th.   


Day 69 of IMPACT: November 8 -- The Rescue: A Live Film-ConcertoKristallnacht Commemoration. The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, in partnership with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, and the Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada will be hosting the evening at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Register online now as seating is limited. 

On November 8, the Federation will be taking a delegation of 42 participants on aMission to Israel. We look forward to sharing more about this mission with you in a future email.You do not want to miss out on the next opportunity like this with our next Mission taking place in the fall of 2019. Registration is now open. To confirm your place, please register with Carmelle Noiseux.


Please join us in welcoming two new members of the Federation family.

Rebecca Brask as Campaign Director
Rebecca has extensive experience with fundraising development, strategic planning, and strengthening donor relationships. Her previous positions include Manager of Community Programs with McNally Robinson, Development Manager with Manitoba Theatre for Young People, Community Partner

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