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Winter JLI Course on Relevance of Judaism in Modern Society

The Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will present To Be a Jew in the Free World: Jewish Identity Through the Lens of Modern History, the institute’s new six-session Winter 2014 course that will begin on Tuesday, February 11th.

Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch will conduct the six course sessions at 7:30 pm on Tuesdays at the Jewish Learning Centre.

“A recent PEW study exposed that 22% of Jews identify as ‘Jews with no religion’ and for many, this is a clear indication that the landscape of Jewish identity is changing rapidly” said Rabbi Zalman Abraham of JLI’s headquarters in Brooklyn, New York. “Our objective with this course is to initiate a discussion about Jewish identity, why it is stil… Read More »

Family Sled and Fun in the Snow!

It looks like we're finally getting some warmer weather this weekend, so...
Bundle up and sled on over!

Join us this coming Monday, February 17 - Louis Riel Day, from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, for sledding and family fun in the snow. We'll meet at the retention pond, just behind the Jewish Learning Centre.

Please join our Facebook event page, invite your friends and let us know if you plan on attending. Because it's more fun together!


  • Great weather
  • Free admission
  • Hot chocolate
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Convenient Parking
  • Indoor Bathrooms
  • Wide and safe hill for tobogganing
  • Plenty of snow ;)

Please note: There will be no adult supervision. Families sled at their own risk.

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Reflections on our visit to Israel with Prime Minister Harper's delegation

Dear Friends,

Adina and I had the distinct privilege and honour of being invited to join our Prime Minister on his first official visit to Israel as part of his delegation. We were joined by many other prominent business and community leaders, Rabbis and our Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman.

Some of our trip highlights included a tour of Yad Vashem’s Holocaust Memorial Museum, a visit to the Knesset and the Western Wall (and the Tunnel Tours), laying the cornerstone for the future Stephen J. Harper Hula Valley Bird Sanctuary Visitor and Education Centre, great kosher food - amazing Israeli breakfast :), and meeting up with some local Winnipeggers in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A beautiful welcome reception was hosted by Colel Chab…Read More »

Chabad-Lubavitch joins Prime Ministers Delegation to Israel

We are proud that our very own Rabbi Avrohom Altein was invited by Prime Minister Harper and his wife Laureen to join them on their first official visit to Israel.

Rabbi Shmuly & Mrs. Adina Altein will be traveling in his place, together with other Canadian Jewish delegates and Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbis accompanying the Prime Minister during his three-day stay in Israel.

Parsha Pucks Winter Session Begins

Sign up your son for fun, friendship and food for thought.

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

For more information, click here 

Bat Mitzvah Club Shabbaton this weekend!

A group of bat mitzvah girls will be spending a magical Shabbat sleepover retreat at the Jewish Learning Centre this weekend with their leaders and friends, where they will experience, challenge, learn and grow.

For more information on the Bat Mitzvah Club (BMC) please click here and read our testimonials. Don't Just Celebrate a Bat Mitzvah...BECOME ONE!

Lunch and Learn in Honour of Tu B'Shevat at Taylor McCaffrey

Organized by the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), our Lunch and Learn study group meets every week at various office locations downtown and is guaranteed to be a refreshing break in the midst of a fast-paced work day. Please join us this coming Monday for a delicious kosher bagel lunch and uplifting Jewish study, in honour of the upcoming holiday of Tu B'Shvat, the New Year for Trees.

Monday, January 13 at 12:00 pm
Instructor: Rabbi Shmuly Altein
Suggested donation: $5.00

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