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Sunday, March 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
We Are Happy To Be Here: Immigrants and Long-time Winnipeggers Share Personal Perspectives

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Panel discussion, led by Carina Blumgrund, on the positive impact of immigrating to Winnipeg and of being part of a welcoming Jewish community - the benefits, what worked, what made immigrants feel welcome and how we benefit from a growing and diverse community.

Presenters
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Sheppy Coodin

Sheppy Coodin was born and raised in Winnipeg. After a few years away for university, he and his wife, Naomi, decided to return home to Winnipeg to raise a family. Today, Sheppy is a teacher (Biology, Judaics, and juggling!) at Gray Academy of Jewish Education and is active at Adas... Read More →
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Javier Schwersensky

Javier Schwersensky immigrated to Manitoba from Buenos Aires Argentina in 2001. His initial interactions with Canadian immigration officials included a conversation about the fact that with no Canadian work experience and credential recognition, the only realistic option was to work... Read More →
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Uriel Jelin

Uriel arrived to Winnipeg in 2015, with a background in Non For Profit and Market Research. He started working for the World Indigenous Business Forum in 2016, working with Indigenous people and organisations from Canada, US, Chile, Guatemala, Namibia, Australia, New Zealand and other... Read More →
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Mila Mirkin

Mila was born in Ukraine and moved to Canada from Israel five years ago. Mila lives in Winnipeg with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending free time in volunteering at various organizations and events sharing the Jewish culture.
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Carina Blumgrund

Carina Blumgrund has been a Limmud volunteer from the very beginnings, and is a passionate advocate for ‘everything community’. As one of the many who now call Winnipeg her home, Carina is delighted to have the opportunity to facilitate this panel discussion on what “Welcoming... Read More →


Sunday March 3, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 220

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