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Shaarey Zedek Shabbat Morning in Honour of the Jewish National Fund with Avrum Tzuk, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 18, 9 a.m. Aviram Tzuk was born in Israel. After his military service, he acquired a BSc and later, his MSc in agronomy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In 2005-06 he studied natural resources and forest management at CSU-Colorado. Torah L'Chayim, 12:45 p.m. with Mr. Tzuk leading a discussion about the topic.

Festival of Prayer, Crescent Fort Rouge United Church, 525 Wardlaw Ave., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. City-wide Ecumenical Worship Service with church leaders to open the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Reception to follow.

CMU Vespers, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m. Contemplative evenings of community worship, prayer, scripture reading and choral music. Reception to follow.

World Village Gospel Choir, Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., second Saturday of the month until Jan. 20, 1 p.m. A new and dynamic 40-voice vocal ensemble seeks new members. Information: 204-284-3684 or

January Winnipeg Central Aglow meeting, Best Western Inn and Suites, 1714 Pembina Hwy., Jan. 20, 7 p.m. Coffee and dessert $7. We will have a DVD teaching by Graham Cooke. Reservations: Marion 204-736-2341 or Florida 204-453 2561.

Maimonides Chavurah, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 22, 8 p.m. Study the works of Moses Maimonides (Rambam) at our monthly Chavurah Group with Rabbi Green and friends. Information: 204-452-3711, Free.

Friday Night Live Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 24, 8 p.m. Come share a special Shabbat service at Temple Shalom, with both original and traditional music presented by Cantor Len Udow, Janet Pelletier-Goetze and the wonderful Friday Night Live Band.

Shaarey Zedek Kids Have Fun on Shabbat, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, 561 Wellington Cres., Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. Your child will enjoy crafts, stories, toys, games and sing Shabbat songs while you are free to attend the service in the Sanctuary.

Havdallah and Movie Night, Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Another fun movie night, presenting Keeping the Faith. It's a story about a rabbi and a priest, two friends who fall in love with the same woman. The film stars Ben Stiller, Edward Norton and Jenna Elfman.

Eckankar Worship Service, Canad Inns Ft. Garry, 1824 Pembina Hwy., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. "The Way to Spiritual Freedom." Members of all faiths are invited to a Worship Service, listen to a reading from the ECK writings, and discuss spiritual principles. Information: 204-233-4281 or

Shaarey Zedek - In Remembrance Lies Hope: An Interfaith Concert marking Holocaust Remembrance Day Terezin 1944-2014, Westminster United Church, Westminster Ave., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Featuring the choirs of Shaarey Zedek Synagogue, St. Andrews River Heights United Church, Fort Garry United Church, and Westminster United Church. With special guest artists Desiree Abbey and Terri Cherniak. Presented by Westminster United Church, Freeman Family Foundation Holocaust Education Centre of the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada Inc., The Aziereli Foundation, Congregation Shaarey Zedek, and the University of Winnipeg Global College.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 18, 2014 D15

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