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Synagogue serves up some Christmas meals and cheer

Diana Chartrand (far right) chats with friends while sharing a meal with her partner Bill Trnka (seated, left) and her five children at the West Broadway Community Ministry. (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Synagogue puts on Christmas dinner
Volunteers prepare for the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
Diana Chartrand embraces her partner Bill Trnka before a Christmas Day meal at the West Broadway Community Ministry. (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jennifer Baptiste is handed a cookie from volunteer Shayna Shpeller during the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon.  (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
Diana Chartrand takes a moment of calm to pray before sharing a Christmas Day meal put on by the Shaarey Zadek synagogue for 150 needy people at the West Broadway Community Ministry. (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Michael Wilson (left) hugs Claude Roy at the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Claude says that Michael is like a father to him, and this was the first time the two have seen each other in a long time. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
The meal of the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
Diana Chartrand (far right) chats with friends while sharing a meal with her partner Bill Trnka (seated, left) and her five children at the West Broadway Community Ministry. - (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Volunteers prepare for the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. - (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
Diana Chartrand embraces her partner Bill Trnka before a Christmas Day meal at the West Broadway Community Ministry. - (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Jennifer Baptiste is handed a cookie from volunteer Shayna Shpeller during the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. - (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
Diana Chartrand takes a moment of calm to pray before sharing a Christmas Day meal put on by the Shaarey Zadek synagogue for 150 needy people at the West Broadway Community Ministry. - (Jesse Winter / Winnipeg Free Press)
Michael Wilson (left) hugs Claude Roy at the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Claude says that Michael is like a father to him, and this was the first time the two have seen each other in a long time. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. - (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)
The meal of the 14th annual Christmas lunch at the West Broadway Community Ministry Thursday afternoon. Every year the Shaarey Zedek synagogue puts on the event. - (David Lipnowski / Winnipeg Free Press)

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