Winnipeg

Manitoba MLA Faces Facebook Backlash After Visiting Jewish Camp

By Aidan FishmanCampus Advocacy CoordinatorB’nai Brith Canada Prominent Manitoba First Nations activist, former CBC radio host and newly-elected NDP MLA Wab Kinew visited Camp Massad recently to discuss human rights issues. Massad is a Jewish summer camp located just north of Winnipeg, and was founded in 1953 as a vehicle for reviving the Hebrew language. After posting a …

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B’nai Brith Commends Winnipeg School for Quickly Removing Antisemitic Graffiti

By Adriana Glikman Program Coordinator, Winnipeg B’nai Brith Canada B’nai Brith Canada is commending the efforts of Maple Leaf School in North Kildonan, Winnipeg after it ensured the prompt removal of hateful and antisemitic graffiti discovered on the school’s walls Friday night. At least two walls near the elementary school’s playground and basketball court were …

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Anti-Israel Protesters Attempt to Disrupt Multicultural Festival in Winnipeg

About a dozen people protested Tuesday outside the Israel Pavilion at Shalom Square, targeting crowds attending Folklorama, Winnipeg’s annual celebration of multiculturalism. This is the third year in a row in which demonstrators protested outside the Asper Jewish Community Campus, Winnipeg’s main Jewish hub, at Folklorama. This comes in a city where public antisemitism and anti-Israel activity …

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Large Turnout for AMIA Community Commemoration in Winnipeg

By Tevy Pilc & Jordan Zaitchik B’nai Brith Canada More than 200 people and several political dignitaries packed the Berney Theater at the Asper Jewish Community Campus in Winnipeg Monday night for the 22nd AMIA Community Commemoration ceremony. The annual event, honours and remembers the anniversary of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentine (AMIA) bombing, which occurred …

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Mayor Urges Winnipeg to ‘Stand in Solidarity’ With Jewish Community

By Daniel Koren Media Coordinator B’nai Brith Canada Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman issued a statement today (Friday, Jan. 6) denouncing an ugly act of antisemitism  that has left the entire city pretty shaken up. On New Year’s Eve, a Winnipeg family returned home to find a gift bag containing a rock painted with swastikas and antisemitic …

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