Category: Press Release

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.…

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…

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,…

Press Release: Jewish students band together to implement Holocaust Education Week on campus

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2016 Toronto, ON- On Tuesday, November 29th, at the Ryerson Student Union’s (RSU) Semi-Annual General Meeting (SAGM), a Jewish student introduced a motion to implement Holocaust Education Week on campus. While the motion was being debated, students were heard making derogatory comments towards Jewish students. A walk-out followed ensuring that…