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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9 Music Festivals To Add To Your Bucket List

Music festivals in Ontario Do you plan on spending your summer in the city? Here are five music festivals and events to make your summer of 2018 unforgettable! Canadian Music Festival-Week of May 7th The Canadian Music Week (CMW) offers something for every music lover. You can attend specific concerts, hear influential speakers from within…

Beat The Blahs

Written by Max Marmer, Director of Hillel Waterloo February and March are months that are known to bring on ‘the blahs’, a feeling of low energy and a bit of cabin fever caused by short winter days and the cold keeping us indoors. I’ve found a great article from Huffington Post with seven tips to…

A Springboard Story: How I Met A Former Google Superstar

Written by Naomi Brief, Social Media Springboard Fellow As part of the onboarding process, all Hillel professionals are sent to the New Professional Institute (NPI) in St. Louis. I had the privilege to attend NPI in 2016 as a Springboard Fellow. One warm night, all new professionals met up at a bar. I got to…

Megillat Esther With a Twist

👑 Ahashverosh (King of Persia) threw a huge 🎉 to celebrate his 3️⃣ year reign. The 👑 asked his wife, Vashti, to join the 🎊 to show off her beauty. When she ❌ to join, the 👑 decided to 😵 her and to look for a new wife. The 👑 sent all his 👬 to…