Category: News

Statement on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

With the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in recent days, the affected communities, students, and our colleagues at local Hillels in the southern states are constantly on our mind. We wish them strength during this difficult and challenging time. Hillel Ontario is looking to explore ways in which we can support the rebuilding efforts.…

Meet Seth

Who Are You? Name: Seth Goren Position: Vice President, Education and Engagement Hometown: Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA (just outside of Philadelphia) Where did you go to college/university? I went to the University of Pennsylvania for what seemed like forever (undergrad, graduate, and law school), and then attended Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion for…

MEET LILY

Who Are You? Name: Lily Fostikova. Position: Program Coordinator, Russian Speaking Initiative (Jewski). Hometown: Richmond Hill/ Moscow. Where did you go to college/university: UTSC.   Joining The Family What is your role on campus: Engagement. What are you *most* excited for this year: Meeting new people, creating new programming, having a blast! What do you…

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…

Thanks To You We Had An Amazing Year!

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7 Jewish Instagram Accounts You Have To Follow Now

WhatJewWannaEat Amy Kritzer, the face behind WhatJewWannaEat, does it all – matzah ball soup, bagel and lox, hamanstaschen, jelly donuts, latkes, you name it. If you either want inspiration, or to just enjoy looking at the most delicious pictures, you have to follow this account! If you follow Hillel Ontario, you have probably seen some…

A Message From Our Chair

To a parent, nothing is more important than the safety and well being of our most precious treasures – our children. When we hear a story about a student union member at McGill University tweeting an endorsement of violence against Zionists, we are understandably angered. When we hear allegations that the Ryerson Student Union (RSU)…

Press Release: Hillel Commends Ryerson University Administration and Student Union for Committing to Host Annual Holocaust Education Programming

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Toronto, ON – Yesterday, the Ryerson Student Union (RSU) Board of Directors voted unanimously to institute a Holocaust Education Week on campus. A similar motion was brought forward at the Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM) in November, but failed to pass due to a student walk-out. In the weeks following the SAGM,…