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Behind Enemy Lines: The True Story of a French Jewish Spy in Nazi Germany

Please join us on Thursday, March 28 at 8:00 pm for a historic evening with Marthe Cohn. Hear her incredible story of courage, faith and espionage!

Marthe Cohn, was born in Metz, France in 1920. She was a beautiful, young woman living across the German border in France, when Hitler rose to power. As the Nazi occupation escalated, Marthe's sister was sent to Auschwitz while her family fled to the South of France. 

Marthe chose to fight back, and joined the intelligence service of the First French Army. Utilizing her perfect German accent and Aryan appearance, Marthe posed as a German nurse desperately trying to obtain word of a fictional fiancé. She traveled the countryside and approached troops sympathetic to her plight… Read More »

Grand Purim Celebration

Purim in Lego Land
Annual Community Purim Celebration
Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Come join the Lego themed Purim celebration!
More details here. 

Parsha Pucks winter session

Parsha Pucks is where boys play floor hockey with instruction from local hockey enthusiasts, and experience the weekly Torah portion with Jewish friends their age. Click here to find out more...

Introducing CKids

At Chabad, we are always looking for ways to engage students and make Jewish education exciting and meaningful. To that end, we recently launched the Tzivot Hashem CKids Club, funded by the Irma Penn Jewish Educational Grant Pilot Project at the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba. The CKids Club runs exciting after-school enrichment programs that teach children – regardless of background, affiliation, or financial status – to experience our traditions as never before.

As part of this initiative, we are proud to announce Adventure to the Holy Land, a new 10-week pilot program that takes children on a forty-year road trip to the Holy Land. Students in Grades 1-5 are invited to pack their bags and prepare for an adventure of a… Read More »

New JLI Course Asks: Is Our Criminal Justice System Fair?

Please join us this February for Crime and Consequence, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) exploring 3000 years of Jewish perspective on conviction, sentencing, and criminal rehabilitation.

Beginning Tuesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm, participants in the course will challenge their thinking, ponder the implications of ancient Talmudic wisdom for complex modern cases, and get to the heart of the most pressing injustices facing our criminal justice system today.

“DNA testing is proving that we’ve been convicting innocent people. When we incarcerate first-time offenders, we’re turning them into hardened criminals. Known murderers are able to walk free on a technicality. How can… Read More »

Experience Shabbat like never before!

We are excited to announce that our annual community Shabbaton will take place right here in Winnipeg at the Jewish Learning Centre, from Friday, February 22 through Saturday, February 23, 2019. Save the Date!

Join us for an experience that will leave you feeling connected, inspired and spiritually refreshed. With delicious kosher dining, fun-filled family activities, interactive workshops, and an exciting children's program, there is something for everyone. Relax with family, meet new friends, and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime!

Program highlights include:

  • Chulent Cook-Off
  • 24/7 Snack Lounge
  • TED-Style Power Talks
  • Shark Tank Israel Edition
  • Exquisite Wine Tasting
  • Read More »

Chanukah at Chabad

Chanukah celebrates the power of the Jewish soul to brighten up a dark, intolerant world with spiritual light and warmth. Just like the Maccabees, Chanukah reminds us that life's darkest moments and greatest challenges can be brightened with steadfast faith and determination.

Watch a special Chanukah message from Rabbi Avrohom Altein here >> 


We look forward to celebrating this special holiday with you!

Don't miss Winnipeg’s most popular Chanukah event!
Join us on Sunday, December 2 from 4:00 pm, at our annual community-wide Chanukah celebration and Menorah lighting ceremony. This year's event will feature a live concert with the Borzykowski Brothers, greetings from elected officials, hot latkes and… Read More »

A great big Winnipeg Challah Bake!

Last week over 350 diverse Jewish women came together for an evening of INSPIRATION, CONNECTION and GIVING. The sold-out event was held at the Hotel Fort Garry and was sponsored by Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg. Featuring guest host Soochie of “In the most delightful way”, participants learned how to mix, knead and shape their own traditional challah.

We worked hard to create an evening that would bring the deep tradition and culture of our heritage into today's every day woman. Dedicated to the victims of the Pittsburgh massacre, we focused on the power of light against darkness by incorporating a glow-in-the-dark theme and encouraged all the women to pass on the light through little acts of kindness. The final touch was… Read More »

Stand united with Pittsburgh

We’re all still in shock by what took place this past Shabbat in Pittsburgh. We also know that the only way to fight darkness is to add in light. We invite you to join us in a global campaign to stand in solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Local leaders in Pittsburgh have called to add 1,100 mezuzot in the Pittsburgh region, a hundred mezuzot in memory of each victim. Now, Jews around the world are joining this campaign, affixing mezuzot to their doorposts, and doing other good deeds in memory of the victims.

We at Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg are joining them as well. Please click here to read about the campaign and sign up. You will also be able to send your condolences to the grieving families, which will be… Read More »

New JLI Course Addresses Dissonance between Religion and Western Values

This November, the Jewish Learning Centre in Winnipeg will offer Wrestling with Faith, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), that openly addresses common challenges people have in their relationship with G-d. Watch the promo here >

Beginning Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:30 pm, participants in the course will grapple with issues that many struggle with, including beliefs in Judaism that seem primitive or outdated, reconciling scientific findings with ideas that cannot be proven in a lab, and the role of religion regarding gender roles, relationship choices, and other such controversial issues.

“We recognize that almost everyone has some degree of skepticism when it comes to religion,&rdquo… Read More »

Bar & Bat Mitzvah Clubs 2018-2019

Don't Just Celebrate a Bar / Bat Mitzvah...BECOME ONE!

No matter where your child plans to celebrate their big day, the club is a great way for them to study, meet other Jewish peers from schools around winnpeg and have fun! 

Click for more information about the Bat Mitzvah Club or the Bar Mitzvah Club

High Holidays at Chabad

Chabad of Winnipeg warmly invites you to join us for the High Holidays at the Jewish Learning Centre. At Chabad everyone is welcome, no matter their religious, educational or economic background. Our motto is: The doors of heaven are open - and so are ours!

This is the season that is the "engine" that propels and guides the journey that is the coming year. It’s an opportunity for growth, inspiration, and renewal. As we set out on this annual "journey", we undertake a thorough tune-up. In fact, we will begin this tune-up, to the "tune" of the Shofar. 

May G-d grant you and yours, together with all our brethren, a healthy, sweet, and prosperous New Year, and may you be inscribed and sealed… Read More »

Triumph of Hope - Tisha B'Av Program

Please join us for an evening of film, study, and personal reflection.

Triumph of Hope is a 25-minute emotionally-gripping documentary featuring personal recollections of faith amidst the horrors of the holocaust, accompanied by a 50-minute JLI learning experience about finding faith during difficult times. RSVP online ► 

The saddest day on the Jewish calendar is the Ninth of Av, “Tisha b'Av," the date on which both our Holy Temples were destroyed, and exile, persecution and spiritual darkness began. 

Tisha b'Av starts at sundown of the eighth of Av - Saturday, July 21st at 9:26 pm, and lasts till the following nightfall - Sunday, July 22nd at 10:08 pm. During this time-period we fast, eschew pleasurable… Read More »

Rosh Hashana Greetings and Calendar Date Dedications

We hope that you are having a fantastic summer!

Winnipeg's Jewish Calendar is published each year by Chabad-Lubavitch in time for the Jewish new year and thousands are distributed free-of-charge at local community centres, schools, supermarkets and to subscribers of the Jewish Post & News.

The calendar will feature Shana Tova greetings to the community and with a tax-deductible donation of $36 or more, you can add your family names to this list! We also invite you to sponsor a special calendar date in honour of a yahrtzeit, birthday or anniversary. Each dedication will appear on the actual date of occurrence.

To conveniently add your name to our Rosh Hashana greeting list or to dedicate your special calendar dates, please submit… Read More »

Last chance to register for Camp Gan Israel

 Register your child for an unforgettable summer at Camp Gan Israel!

Click here for more information.

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