4 Steps to Forgiveness

Just like the art of apologizing, figuring out how to forgive can be hard work. With Yom Kippur, we not only are offering apologies for our past mistakes, but are also getting and, ideally, accepting apologies from others. For better or worse, Jewish tradition generally requires a person to accept an apology and offer forgiveness…

5 Ways To Be a Better You In The New Year

It’s that time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the new year, but it’s no secret that Rosh Hashanah resolutions are often unfulfilled. This might be because the process laid out for repententance is pretty onerous, and transformation isn’t always easy.  Regardless, here are five small steps toward self-improvement you…

Theatre Gesher Tickets Contest

Calling all theatre buffs – The Dybbuk is coming to Toronto! We’ve partnered with Show One Productions to bring two Hillel students to the tale of the Jewish Romeo & Juliet.  Complete the form below to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the North American premiere of The Dybbuk on September 29th. Winners…

A Note from Marc Newburgh Fall 2018

Summer is winding down, and more than 400,000 Jewish students are about to return to University and College campuses across North America. Many students will be stepping into an unfamiliar environment as they begin this new chapter in their lives. On their own for the first-time making decisions that will impact their future, they will…

Five Facts About Israeli Pride

1. Israel was the first country in Asia to recognize any same-sex union, and still is in the Middle East, where most countries continue to criminalize same-sex relationships. This may explain why one of Tel Aviv’s many nicknames is “The Gay Capital in the Middle East.” Currently, Israel still does not allow gay marriage, but…

A Message To Our Community

As we closely watch the events unfolding at the Israel-Gaza border over the past few weeks, Hillel Ontario is deeply anguished. On the one hand, Jewish tradition teaches us to treasure every human life, and we are saddened by, and mourn this week’s deaths. We are also cognizant of the threats that the State of…

Jewish Fitness Bloggers That Will Put A Spring In Your Step

As written in the Torah, “When keeping the body in health and vigor, one walks in the way of God.” (Maimonides, Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Deot 4:1). Even Maimonides says that working out and keeping your body in good shape is a way of honouring the physical form and life that we have been given! As…

The Story Of Passover (Told Only In Emojis)

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