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Memorable Manitobans: Sheila Rittberg Roitenberg (1929-2008)

Musician.

Born in Winnipeg, she had a lifelong passion for music. She won the Tudor Bowl at the Manitoba Music Festival, as well as performing on Rainbow Stage, at MTC and at the Hollow Mug dinner theatre, where she later served as musical director. She served as musical director for the St. John’s Tech 75th Reunion Galaxy of Stars and the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue’s 100th Anniversary Cantorial Concert, also serving for nine years as the musical director of the Shaarey Zedek Choir. She also directed the Rosh Pina Choir for a number of years. Roitenberg was involved in other community organizations such as ORT, where she served as chapter President and the Hebrew Fraternal Lodge. She died at Winnipeg on 23 December 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 January 2009.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 12 March 2009

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