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The Negev Gala in Winnipeg was a night of celebration, courage and disappointment

Attending the Jewish National Fund’s Negev Gala on Thursday evening in Winnipeg was an experience that stirred a blend of pride and disappointment within me. The event was a commendable fundraiser for the Ethiopian Women’s Empowerment Centre, a noble cause that deserves widespread recognition.

It was also an evening dedicated to honouring Moe Levy, a stalwart of our community and a tireless champion of human rights. Adding to the night’s allure was the chance to hear Mayim Bialik speak about her personal journey.

However, this inspiring evening was shadowed by a palpable fear due to a significant protest presence and the conspicuous absence of political leaders who should have stood against the protestors. 

Read more at the Winnipeg Sun, click here.


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