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Yom HaShoah honours the Jews who perished in the Holocaust during the Second World War.

Yom HaShoah remembered through UM grad’s research and dedication

April 11, 2018 — 
The organizer of the Yom HaShoah memorial is Belle Jarniewski (BEd/93, Cert.Trans/02), herself a child of two survivors of the Holocaust

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Free Press op-ed: Ezra project brings Yazidis to Canada

July 11, 2016 — 
Ezra, the Hebrew word for "help" can take many forms including making donations, volunteering one’s time or offering advice. Recently, some members of Winnipeg’s Jewish community have gone over and above, offering ezra to bring Yazidi refugees to safety by committing to help privately sponsor seven Yazidi families and raising awareness about their persecution locally and nationally.

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Syrian Refugee Committee succeeds with Robson Hall profs at helm

May 13, 2016 — 
On April 24, Professors Mary Shariff and Michelle Gallant received the St. Paul’s College (SPC) Rector’s Medal for their work as co-chairs of the SPC Syrian Refugee Committee.

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Reflections on resettlement: Syrian student shares impressions of life in Canada

February 17, 2016 — 
Montaser Al Jajeh shares some of his favourite memories from back home, the reasons that made him flee Syria and his experiences in Canada

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