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Sunday, March 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Moving to Jewish Winnipeg

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Each year dozens of families move to Winnipeg, choosing a safe and economically prosperous location that has a thriving Jewish community. Hear the stories of three journeys from various countries to our Jewish community of Winnipeg. What was Jewish life like before and how does the Winnipeg Jewish community compare? How did they come to choose Winnipeg? What does it take to integrate into Canadian society and the Jewish community?

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Julio Barki

Julio Barki is from Brazil and moved to Winnipeg in 2016 with his wife and their 3 years old son.Julio has a BA degree and a graduate degree in Marketing. He has been working in the procurement area for the last 13 years. Currently Julio is working at Princess Auto.  He loves mee... Read More →
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Rena Secter Elbaze

Rena Elbaze has been the Director of Engagement and Education at Congregation Shaarey Zedek since September 2016.Born and raised in Winnipeg, Rena earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from the University of Manitoba and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1985.In the fall of 1986, Rena went to study in France where she met her husband and later married and started a family. She was very involved in the Jewish community in Nice where she lived for over 20 years during which she earned a Doctoral degree in Communications and worked at several Graduate Business Schools.Rena, along with her husband and three daughters, returned to Manitoba in January 2007. Since her return, Rena has worked for a variety of government agencies and more recently worked as a professional in the Jewish community with Jewish Federation of Winnipeg and Jewish Child and Family Service... Read More →
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Eli Naon

Eli Naon was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey. He is married and has two kids, 7 years old. He is a sales & account manager in Oreck Canada .Previously Eli had worked as a Sales Manager of raw materials for 20 years in Istanbul. He graduated from Istanbul University and has BA... Read More →
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Dafne Orbach

Dafne Orbach, with her husband and their toddler son, left Argentina to start a new life in Winnipeg in 2003. 15 years later, she now has a strong family with three kids (ages 8, 12 and 16) and a dog. The family loves living in Charleswood and they are proud members of the local... Read More →

Sunday March 11, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 220 - Second Floor