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Community Purim Celebration

Purim in Outer Space
Annual Community Purim Celebration
Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

Attention Astronauts, Cosmonauts, Rocket scientists and all other Earthlings! Head over to the Chabad Launching site to experience an intergalactic Family Purim Celebration like nothing on earth!

More details here. 

Bat Mitzvah Club

Registration is open for this year's Bat Mitzvah Club!

No matter where your daughter plans to celebrate her Bat Mitzvah, the club is a great way for girls in grade six to study, meet other Bat Mitzvah girls and have fun! 

Join us for a no-obligation information session at 8pm on Monday evening, November 28th.

Click here for more information about the Bat Mitzvah Club

Succos Family Outing

 Succos Migration Miracle
 Wednesday Oct 12 5:30pm-7pm

Join the Succah Mobile at Fort Whyte for
-Lulav & Esrog
-Snack in the Succah
-Hot Chocolate (non-dairy)
and watch in awe as thousands of geese descend on Fort Whyte

More information>>>

Winnipeg's Jewish Calendar 5783

Winnipeg's Jewish Calendar is published each year by Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg 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 Jewish Calendar features beautiful artwork, more than 50 local businesses, hundreds of Shana Tova greetings, yahrzeit dates and personal milestones, candle lighting times for Shabbat and holidays, and information on community programs and services.

We hope you find our Jewish Calendar useful and that it serves as a catalyst for the further pursuit of Jewish study and enriched experience of our heritage. To all of our advertisers, partners and generous donors … Read More »

Lag B'omer Family BBQ

Join us at the Joe Malone Park on Thursday, May 19th from 4:30 - 6:30 PM, for a delightful afternoon with family and friends. Our Lag Ba'Omer Family BBQ is an annual favorite featuring fun in the park, tasty food and great activities!

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Grand Purim Celebration

Purim in China
Annual Community Purim Celebration
Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Come join the Purim celebration!
More details here. 

Community Chanukah Celebration

Community Chanukah Celebration
Sunday November 28

Join us on the first night of Chanukah for a grand Community Chanukah Celebration.
Featuring: Menorah lighting ceremony, Children's activities, Latkes, Donuts, Music, Dignitaries, Chanukah gift store, World-class performer and more. 

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New Course Explores Underpinnings of Hate and How to Respond to Rising Antisemitism

This fall, Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch in Winnipeg will offer a new four-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), titled Outsmarting Antisemitism.

Using history, Talmudic sources, Jewish mysticism, and contemporary expert analysis, the course addresses some of the niggling questions we grapple with as individuals and as a community.Why does antisemitism persist? How can we make hate go away? How can we counter Israel-focused antisemitism and prevent our own youth from unwittingly lending their voices to antisemitic agendas?

Many Jews are anxious about rising antisemitism today and worry about how to respond to it, Rabbi Shmuly Altein, the local JLI instructor in Winnipeg, told Read More »

Winnipeg to Join Worldwide Release of Well-Connected

A new course for women, Well-Connected: It’s Not What You Know. It’s What You Do, explores how while we often think a faith is a core set of beliefs surrounded by ceremony, Judaism is, in fact, less a system of belief than a system of action.

This December, the Rosh Chodesh Society (RCS)—the women’s division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)—launches its latest course, Well-Connected, slated to run in over 220 locations across the globeIn this seven-part seriesWell-Connected examines how the dos and don’ts reveal the soul of Jewish ritual life and how each deed connects us to something far beyond ourselves. From the mysteries of the mezuzah and the kosher diet to… Read More »

Learn To Read Hebrew Before The High Holidays

According to a survey by the Pew Research Center, only half of American Jews (52%) can read Hebrew. To fill this gap in Jewish education, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) has developed Read it in Hebrew, an innovative Hebrew reading course that is sweeping the Jewish world. With interactive flashcards and its own mobile app for remote learning, Read it in Hebrew utilizes the latest technology to combine timeless learning methods with contemporary psychology for a course guaranteed to be effective in only five sessions.

“We are delighted to announce the debut of Read It In Hebrew this summer in Winnipeg. The popularity of RIIH (it’s been taught at over 600 locations across North America!) suggests that it meets a deeply-felt… Read More »

Waking Up To Life

Mendel Cotlar, a young but clearly intelligent, young man had one thing to say at his Bar Mitzvah in Houston, TX. “Gratitude makes you happy.” Developing an attitude of gratitude is crucial to remaining happy in our fast paced lives filled with crises and meetings. It is important to pause and appreciate how much we have to be thankful for, even when things seem to be going wrong.

These ideas are the foundation of a groundbreaking new seminar from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, entitled Waking Up to Life. As its title implies, the 90 minute workshop is designed to change the way we appreciate our lives by focusing on what we have for some time each morning. The ancient Jewish practice of reciting the Modeh Ani is a… Read More »

New Course Takes Students On Virtual Tour Of Ancient Jerusalem

Two thousand years later, Jews still converge upon the Western Wall, the surviving remnant of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem. However, while many have explored the politics and geography of Israel and the Temple Mount, few have explored the spiritual significance of the structures that stood on that mount for a millennium. This summer, the Jewish Learning Institute is proud to unveil Heaven on Earth, a three-week interactive course that recreates the ancient Temples from the ground up.

"Many people wonder why the Western Wall is so important to Jewish people, why it is so close to our hearts,” explains Rabbi Shmuly Altein, outreach director at the Jewish Learning Centre. “This summer, course participants will have the… Read More »

New Courses on Jewish Ethics and Confronting Challenge

We are excited to announce two new offerings from the Jewish Learning Institute. JLI’s programs are designed to appeal to people at all levels of knowledge, including those without any prior experience or background in Jewish learning. People interested in participating may call 204-339-8737 or visit for registration and for other course-related information.

Cultivating Character: Life Wisdom from the Ethics of Our Fathers is a compilation of timeless aphorisms from the sages of old, offering Jewish wisdom on life, morality, and character development. 6 Thursday evenings, starting May 20, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

Inlook Outlook: Guidance from the Rebbe for Confronting Life's Challenges is a new mini series… Read More »

Jewish Fireside Chat - Spring 2021

Jewish Fireside Chat is a virtual lecture series, presented by the Jewish Learning Institute. Live webinars take place over Zoom every second Wednesday, where leading Jewish thinkers share their stories and messages of inspiration with our community.

I am a Jewish Woman and Entrepreneur - April 28
Meet JULIE GNIWISCH, founder & CEO of Delmar Jewelers, family matriarch, design maven and e-commerce entrepreneur. Since 1978, Delmar Jewelers has been creating unique and timeless jewelry for women across North America. From the basement of a family home to a global supplier – Delmar’s success is tied to the passion and perseverance of one woman by the name of Julie Schwartz. In 1978, she founded the Montreal-based company that… Read More »

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