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Programs, Adult Education, Tikun Olam

Shalom, Hello! My name is Rena, and I work to connect congregants to Jewish life, to one another, and to the synagogue community by offering meaningful learning opportunities and experiential Judaism through rich Shabbat, holiday and cultural programs. Whether you want to volunteer, come to a program, explore educational opportunities, or don't know where to begin, I can help you.

Our annual and ongoing offerings include:

  • Adults: Sukkot Seudah, Tu B'Shevat Seder, Megillah Reading, and Tu B'Av Celebration of Love.
  • Adult Education: Young Adult Chamishi Shaarey Zedek professional development, Real Women of Jewish Winnipeg education and networking, Shabbat: A Taste of the World to Come Shabbat preparation topics and food, Torah L'Chayim Torah study, Choosing Judaism conversion and Judaism refresher course, Hebrew Reading Course Levels I and II, Tikun Leil Shavuot, Tikun Leil Tisha B'Av, and webinars.
  • Family Events/Programs: Chanukah Celebration, Purim Extravaganza, Shabbat Dinners, and Baby / Toddler Playgroups.
  • General Audience: Sukkot Seudah, Megillah Reading, and Congregational Pesach Seder.
  • Tikun Olam: Winnipeg Harvest volunteer night, West Broadway Ministries Christmas luncheon, JCFS Food Yom Kippur Drive and ongoing food collection, Winnipeg Harvest Yom Kippur Drive and ongoing food collection, Eyewear Collection for third world distribution (Sisterhood also collects for Willow Place Women's Shelter. We also have a B'nai Brith Donation Blue Bin onsite.)

Reach out to us — we're here to help!

Dr Rena Secter Elbaze
Engagement & Education Director

Upcoming Events!

All Events
  • Wednesday ,
    JanJanuary  20 , 2021
    Jewish Biomedical Ethics: COVID and the Allocation of Resources With Rabbi Steven Wernick

    Wednesday, Jan 20th 7:30p to 8:45p
    2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic presented some heart wrenching ethical dilemmas for doctors and front-line workers. Many such similar ethical problems have preoccupied our rabbis and sages for thousands of years. How can their wisdom and understanding help our society navigate these troubled times? Senior Rabbi Steven C. Wernick will discuss the Jewish approach to biomedical ethics and its perspective on the dilemmas presented by the current health crisis.


  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  21 , 2021
    Torah L'Chayim (Torah Study)

    Thursday, Jan 21st 12:00p to 1:00p
    Explore a variety of themes raised each week in the Parasha. No experience is necessary, no Hebrew knowledge required, and you don’t need to be a Torah scholar. The format is adapted from our post-Shabbat service meetings -- Rabbi Mass will present themes of the Parasha, with questions taken online by chat on Facebook and YouTube. Join us in studying with the Rabbi and enjoy hearing how our ancient texts influence our contemporary lives.


  • Thursday ,
    JanJanuary  28 , 2021
    The Emunah Israel & Friends Challah Bake & Tu B'Shvat Party

    Thursday, Jan 28th 6:30p to 7:30p


  • Sunday ,
    JanJanuary  31 , 2021
    Tu B'Shevat Together - Celebrate the New Year of the Trees!

    Sunday, Jan 31st 11:00a to 12:00p
    Claim your Tu B’Shevat kit with resources and activities and join us on Zoom to participate in an interactive program including games, craft demo, special presentation by JNF and more Limited supplies. One kit per family!



Mon, 18 January 2021 5 Shevat 5781