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Why are we standing On One Foot?

Why are we standing On One Foot? On One Foot has launched and we are jumping (on one foot, of course) with joy! As we all know, the third time’s a charm, so let’s kick the campaign off with a reminder of the successful past two years of On One Foot: In 2016, this new…

A Conversation With Tal Nimrodi

  Thanks to our new initiative Unbox Israel, which is made possible by Matana and CIJA, our students receive a box filled with different Israeli goods each month. In November our campuses received a box filled with delicious nut-butters from the Israeli company RUSTYS nut-butters and treats. We were lucky to be able to interview Tal…

A Letter to Holocaust Survivors

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Hillel Ontario is sharing a Letter to Survivors: A Declaration of Remembrance that was started this past November on our 9 university campuses. The idea behind this amazing project was to add an interactive, accessible and action-oriented component to Holocaust Education Week. At events and programs on all of…

Israel Fires

Ein Li Eretz Acheret – I Have No Other Land Lyrics by Ehud Manor I have no other country even if my land is aflame Just a word in Hebrew pierces my veins and my soul –  With a painful body, with a hungry heart, Here is my home. I will not stay silent  because…

We Made History Today – Successful Outcome of Queen’s Park Anti-BDS Motion

On Thursday, December 1st, 2016, the Ontario Legislature voted to pass a motion sponsored by Gila Martow, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Thornhill, which affirms the Government’s stance “against any position or movement that promotes or encourages any form of hatred, hostility, prejudice, racism and intolerance in any way”. Furthermore, the motion “rejects the…

Press Release: November 16, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2016 Toronto, ON – Last night, at its monthly meeting, the University of Toronto Graduate Students’ Union General Council rejected a bid to create a permanent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) standing committee. The motion failed by a margin of 27 in favour to 34 against, with 17 recorded abstentions.…