JEWISH FEDERATION SPONSORS WINNIPEG FINALIST IN HALLELUJAH SINGING CONTEST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 29, 2011
Call it the Maccabiah Games of the musical competition world.
While that hallowed institution has been bringing together the world’s top Jewish athletes to compete against each other, a newly launched global song contest for Jewish youth between 16-26 are hoping that this new endeavour will strengthen Israel’s connection to the Diaspora.
Thirty finalists were chosen from thousands of applicants, among them Toronto resident Sophie Berkal-Sarbit of Winnipeg. The Jewish Federation of Winnipeg will be sponsoring Sophie and will be encouraging all Winnipeggers to encourage and support Sophie during her 3 weeks in Israel culminating in the final live nationally televised concert in August 2011.