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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 »

Winnipeg's Jewish Calendar 5782

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 »

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 JLI.ChabadWinnipeg.org 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 »

A Credible Case for Feeling Good about the Future

This spring, the Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) will offer This Can Happen, a new six-session course that will address a pressing question on many minds: is the current situation going to get any better?

 “Many people nurse this idea that matters are getting progressively worse, and, fostered by much hysterical media and general dialogue, an environment of fear and despair is all too rampant,” Mrs. Adina Altein, co-director of the local JLI chapter in Winnipeg, told The Jewish Post & News. “Exploring the science of world history and looking at the actual facts paint an eye-opening picture, one that can provide real, practical hope.”

Beginning Tuesday, April 27 at 7:30 pm, students who enroll in this… Read More »

Jewish Fireside Chat Winter Series

We are thrilled to introduce another series of the popular Jewish Fireside Chat virtual lectures, where leading Jewish thinkers share their stories and messages of inspiration with our community. Here is the schedule of events:

Chabad in Dubai?!
February 10 | 28 Shevat
The fascinating story of the Jewish community in Dubai. A conversation with Rabbi Duchman, Chabad rabbi to the United Arab Emirates.
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The Imago Dialogue
February 24 | 12 Adar
Explore life-changing communication tools to take your relationship to the next level. A conversation with Rabbi Pinney & Helana Herman, motivational speakers and certified Imago educators.

Gefilte Fish 101
March 10 | 26 Adar
Go behind the scenes with the… Read More »

Winnipeg to Join Worldwide Release of Code to Joy: The World’s Happiest Kept Secret

A new course for women, Code to Joy: The World’s Happiest Kept Secret, explores a simple premise: Happiness isn’t just something that happens to you; it’s an approach, an attitude, an understanding of the world and your place in it. It’s something you do, a code that you can crack.

This January, the Rosh Chodesh Society (RCS)—the women’s division of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI)—launches its latest course, Code to Joy, slated to run in over 220 locations across the globe. In this seven-part series, Code to Joy delves into some of the underlying ideas and beliefs that sustain a truly joyful life. Fusing classic Jewish concepts with the panoramic perspective of Chasidic thought, along… Read More »

New Course Explores Life, Death, and the Afterlife

This winter, Rabbi Shmuly Altein of Chabad-Lubavitch will offer Journey of the Soul, a new six-session course by the acclaimed Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) that will answer a question which has occurred to every self-reflective person: What happens when we die?

Beginning Tuesday, February 2, at 7:30 pm, students who enroll in this course will embark on a journey that will edify them and put them at ease with the topics of life and the afterlife. Practical and powerful, reflective and relatable, Journey of the Soul teaches a Jewish perspective on life that begins before birth and lasts well after a person’s passing.

The course will be offered over Zoom. Sign in information will be provided at the time of enrollment.

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Covid Friendly Menorah Mobile

Introducing the Chanukah Menorah Mobile!

Bringing the joy and message of Chanukah to light up this years stay-at-home Chanukah.
Lookout for the large truck mounted musical LED Menorah this Chanukah, on a street near you!
Candles and Menorahs will be available onboard, just flag us down.


Menorahs & Candles available

Menorahs and Candles are available for curbside pickup.
Call 204-339-8737 to order yours. 

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