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Are You An Ethical Person?

The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present Living with Integrity: Navigating Everyday Ethical Dilemmas, the institute’s new six-session Winter 2013 course that will begin during the last week of January of the new year.

Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch will conduct the six course sessions at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays, beginning January 29, 2013, at the Jewish Learning Centre. The course fee is $79.00 and includes a valuable student textbook.

The Jewish Learning Institute is the adult education arm of Chabad-Lubavitch and a Partner Agency of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg. 

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Thank You and End of Year Appeal

As the year comes to a close, we are grateful for your support in ensuring a Jewish future for our children.

Over this past year we have experienced tremendous growth but there is still a lot of work to be done. With your generosity, we can counter the threat of assimilation by nurturing a Jewish atmosphere for your child and the greater community.

To date, we have raised close to $800,000.00 and are still short $36,000.00. We are almost there! If you have already contributed, we thank you for your generosity and continued support. If not, you still have time to make your 2012 donation to Chabad-Lubavitch. Click here to make a donation online, or call Rabbi Simmonds at 204-339-8737 ext 203 to d… Read More »

Last chance to register for Gan Israel winter camp

Gan-Israel winter camp runs for the two weeks of the school winter break; the last week of December and the first week of January. Superb programming coupled with a warm, friendly and positively Jewish environment, has made CGI the popular choice in Jewish camping for over 30 years. Find out more here... 

Mayor Sam Katz Lights Menorah at City Hall With Chabad Rabbis

On Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Sam Katz lit the menorah at an exclusive ceremony at City Hall with Chabad Rabbis. Police chief Clunis was also in attendance together with city councillors and community representatives. Click here to watch the CTV news clip and here for pictures.

CJOB Chanukah Interview with Rabbi Avrohom Altein

Click here to listen to a recent interview on the Night Hawk with Rabbi Avrohom Altein, discussing the Chanukah traditions and customs and its modern day relevance.

Rabbi Altein lights Menorah with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper


Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife Laureen Harper hosted a Menorah lighting ceremony at their home in honour of Chanukah.

It was a rare scene at 24 Sussex Drive, the official residence of the Prime Minister of Canada, located in the New Edinburgh neighborhood of Ottawa, Ontario.

A delegation of Chabad rabbis from across the country, including our very own Rabbi Avrohom Altein, gathered there to celebrate freedom over oppression and truth over evil, a stance Harper is familiar with in his unwavering defense of Israel.

Chanukah at Chabad

Hundreds turned up this past Sunday afternoon for our annual community-wide Chanukah celebration at the Jewish Learning Centre. The dreidel moon bounce was a big hit for young families, as well as the Chanukah grams, glow-in-the-dark dreidel crafts and facepaint. Families who took a photo op with Judah the Maccabee can download their high res pictures from our Facebook page at

Bernie Lofchik, a successful businessman and entrepreneur and long time supporter of Chabad-Lubavitch, gave opening remarks. Bob Freedman, CEO of the Jewish Federation, was honoured with lighting a giant glow in the dark Menorah, built by Bermax Furniture & Design.

Following the indoor celebrations, everyone w… Read More »

Chanukah Magazine 2012 Now Available Online

We are very pleased to present you with our annual Chanukah magazine, available free of charge at the Jewish Learning Centre and the Asper Jewish Campus, as well as at various other supermarkets and community centres.

To view and download the magazine online, please click here.

The holiday magazine includes fascinating articles from world-renown writers, informational tidbits about Jewish tradition, upcoming community events, the latest in Jewish music and books, delicious holiday recipes and a complete Chanukah guide. 

Please patronize our sponsors and a special thank you to Kromar Printing for printing our magazine with such short notice, nothing short of a modern day Chanukah miracle!


Beis-Medrash is an hour program of concentrated study in an intellectually stimulating environment. Every Shabbat evening, from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, the Rich Family Hall at the Jewish Learning Centre is reserved for personal study of classic Torah texts.

This is a time when each participant can delve into the Torah subject of his choice. The experience of being surrounded by people that are all highly motivated to study Torah, is an experience that shapes the spiritual quality of the entire week to come.

Join Beis-Midrash and taste the real meaning of Torah study! 


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