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Scary Movies Made by Jews

October is here, which means it’s time for a night (or several nights) of classic Halloween movie marathons. We’ve rounded up this list of our top five films by Jewish filmmakers that are perfect for the countdown to Halloween.   Source Paranormal Activity – Oren Peli Although the Israeli film director is known for his…

4 Steps to Forgiveness

Just like the art of apologizing, figuring out how to forgive can be hard work. With Yom Kippur, we not only are offering apologies for our past mistakes, but are also getting and, ideally, accepting apologies from others. For better or worse, Jewish tradition generally requires a person to accept an apology and offer forgiveness…

Theatre Gesher Tickets Contest

Calling all theatre buffs – The Dybbuk is coming to Toronto! We’ve partnered with Show One Productions to bring two Hillel students to the tale of the Jewish Romeo & Juliet.  Complete the form below to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the North American premiere of The Dybbuk on September 29th. Winners…

A Note from Marc Newburgh Fall 2018

Summer is winding down, and more than 400,000 Jewish students are about to return to University and College campuses across North America. Many students will be stepping into an unfamiliar environment as they begin this new chapter in their lives. On their own for the first-time making decisions that will impact their future, they will…

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…