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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in the course will grapple with issues that many struggle with, including beliefs in Judaism that seem primitive or outdated, reconciling scientific findings with ideas that cannot be proven in a lab, and the role of religion regarding gender roles, relationship choices, and other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.

Celebrate Shavuot at Chabad

Shavuot, a two-day holiday, coincides with the date that G‑d gave the Torah to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai more than 3,300 years ago. It comes after 49 days of eager counting, as we prepared ourselves for this special day. Please join us this year for a fun, meaningful Shavuot experience!

Grand Ice Cream Party Calling on all men, women and children! Join us at 11:00 am on Sunday, May 20 for the reading of the Ten Commandments, followed by our annual Torah Tots bikurim parade, special children's programs, and a delicious ice cream sundae bar!

Kiddush Luncheon Everyone is invited to a special kiddush luncheon on Sunday, May 20 following morning services to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Mendel Altein, Rabbi Avrohom &… Read More »

Lag B'omer Family BBQ


Join us at the Joe Malone Park on Thursday, May 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00 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 entertainment!

Click here for tickets and more information >>

Deeper Thinking. Deeper Living.

Beginning Tuesday, April 24 at 7:30 pm, Rabbi Shmuly Altein of the Jewish Learning Centre will be offering What Is? Rethinking Everything We Know About Our Universea fascinating, new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

Drawing on the wisdom of Chassidic teaching, the most basic building blocks of existence are reexamined from the bottom up, revolutionizing our understanding of life, reality, and our place in the world.

I find that many people, particularly in Winnipeg, are looking to deepen their experience of life explained Rabbi Altein, the local JLI Instructor in Winnipeg. “This JLI course invites participants to live more deeply, by deepening their… Read More »

Celebrate Pesach with Chabad

There is Place For You At Our Seder!
Join us on Friday, March 30 at 8:00 pm for a warm and lively Communal Seder experience you will remember for a lifetime! The annual 1st Night Community Seder is led by Rabbi Shmuly & Adina Altein, catered by Grandma Alla by Chabad, and generously hosted by Ahava Halpern & Frank Lavitt. Click here to RSVP and for more information.

Handmade Matzah is Better
This year we are importing close to 300lb of handmade Shmurah Matzah for Winnipeg’s Jewish community! Become a part of this exciting tradition and enhance your Seder table with your very own box of Matzah. Baked fresh in NY with the highest standards in kashrut, tradition and taste, the Matzah is round, kneaded and shaped by hand… Read More »

Grand Purim Celebration

Purim in the Air
Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Welcome aboard Purim Airlines Flight 018. Your Chabad crew are here to assist you with amazing food and great on-board entertainment. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the details of this flight and make sure to check-in in advance. Have a safe and pleasant flight!

Statement from the Board of Directors regarding Rabbi Simmonds

Like all decent people, we at Lubavitch Centre Inc/Chabad-Lubavitch of Winnipeg are appalled and horrified by sexual misconduct charges that have been made against Rabbi Yacov Simmonds as recently reported in the media. We condemn in the strongest terms any sexual misconduct and child abuse of any kind. Such behaviour goes against everything we stand for. It is incompatible with our beliefs and values.

These allegations were completely unknown to us until early 2016 when two adult women approached us with disclosures of their experiences many years earlier, prior to his employment with Chabad.

As soon as we were made aware of the allegations, Simmonds was told to cease conducting any activities on behalf of Chabad and steps were… Read More »

Justice and The War on Terror

Please join us on Thursday, February 15 at Pitblado Law for a delicious kosher burger lunch and a fascinating seminar, presented by the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) in partnership with B’nai Brith Canada.

In the weeks and months following 9/11, the Bush administration launched what it named the “War on Terror” against militant Islam. With the realization that the West was doing battle not with a particular nation-state, but a worldwide terror network, many conventional methods of warfare suddenly became obsolete, as did the traditional definition of war. 

Almost immediately controversy erupted surrounding the advanced interrogation techniques used by the CIA to elicit information from… Read More »

Women's Mikvah Fundraiser

Ladies, please join us on Sunday, February 25th, from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm at the Jewish Learning Centre, for a morning of connection, conversation, and creativity!

Learn how to put together a beautiful Purim gift basket with Aviva Tabac while enjoying a delicious brunch and customizable Mimosa Bar! We have everything you need to create the perfect Purim gift basket for family and friends. And all proceeds go directly to supporting our beautiful Mikvah.

Tickets are available here >>

Kindly RSVP before February 19th. This is also a great time to renew your annual Mikvah membership which can be done using the same form. Thank you for your… Read More »

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Human Connection

How are our almost constant interactions with devices affecting our relationships?

This question will be addressed at our upcoming course Communication: Its Art and Soul. Beginning Tuesday, January 23, at 7:30 pm, Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch, will present the first lesson of this new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI).

“Jewish wisdom includes many powerful and original insights into the art of communication that are more relevant today than ever,” explained Rabbi Shmuly, the local JLI instructor in Winnipeg. “The goal of this course is to mine these texts and seek out their golden teachings. I believe this can help us reclaim the lost art of deep human connection in spite… Read More »

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