10 Yiddish Expressions And Their Meaning

Goy Goy is the Yiddish word for non-Jew. In Hebrew, the plural of ‘Goy’ is ‘Goyim’ and ‘Goyish’ is the adjective. via GIPHY   Klutz The literal translation of ‘Klutz’, or also ‘Klots’ is “a block of wood”. However, it is mostly used to describe a clumsy person. via GIPHY   Mensch The word “Mensch” stems from the…

Did you know that these Nine Celebrities are actually Jewish?

There are many Jewish celebrities who embrace their Judaism and publicly talk about it. Beyond the obvious examples of Adam Sandler and his Hannukah song or Natalie Portman, who’s Israeli, there are many celebrities you may not know are actually Jewish. Who are you most surprised by?   Lena Dunham Most people who think about…

Dos and Don’ts on Birthright Israel

Do: Wear proper hiking boots on hikes. It’s about traction, not fashion!   Don’t: Be lazy. Bring your water bottle everywhere you go! You will need every sip!   Do: Bring a hat! It might not look super cool, but it’s for sure cooler than having sunstroke.   Don’t: Wear sleeveless tops on hikes. You…

Hiring Fall 2017!

  Hillel Ontario – VP, Education and Engagement Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to jaime.walman@hillelontario.org by July 20, 2016. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information see full job description.     Hillel Ontario – Interim Director, York Hillel Interested candidates should please review the job description and…

6 Influential Jews Who Show Their LGBTQ Pride

In honor of Pride Month, we put together a list of seven influential Jews who are supporting the LGBTQ community. Some are actively supporting LGBTQ organizations, while others came out as gay or transgender and act as role models to other members of the LGTBQ community. These famous figures share in common a passion for…

9 Must Try Shavuot Recipes

Shavuot starts tomorrow night and you may know that it’s customary to eat dairy food during this holiday. There is, of course, a debate in Jewish texts as to where this custom originates. Some Jewish scholars argue that it is based on the Torah, which says that dairy symbolizes the “land flowing with milk and…

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Press Release: Hillel Ontario launches Going Somewhere? The Canadian Guide to Jewish Campus Life

Monday, May 8, 2017 Toronto, ON – Today, Canadian Hillels in partnership with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) released Going Somewhere? The Canadian Guide to Jewish Campus Life. Inspired by the Maclean’s annual university guide, Going Somewhere? provides students with information about Jewish life on more than twenty campuses across Canada, as…