Happy Channukah from Hillel Ontario’s Board of Directors

Written by Micki Mizrahi, Chair Rabbi Hillel declared: “A single candle can light a thousand more without diminishing itself.” Tomorrow night, the Jewish world along with Jewish students who have been impacted by their campus Hillel, most of whom are home with their families, will be lighting the Chanukah candles. We will witness that the…

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…

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…

10 Christmas songs written by Jews

Jews tend to believe that Christmas has a big impact on the Jewish culture. However, most people are not aware how much Jews influence Christmas! Here is a list of our favorite Christmas songs you didn’t know were written by Jews: 1. Winter Wonderland – Felix Bernard, Richard B. Smith We all know the Christmas…

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…

8 Miracles Of 2016 Help Us Remember The Miracle Of Channukah

Channukah is around the corner. We light the menorah with its eight candles every night of the holiday to remember the great miracle that happened after the battle against the Greeks. The Holy temple was destroyed and all that was found was a small amount of oil that would only provide light for one day.…

11 Pro Tips From Your Hillel Staff On How To Stay Warm This Coming Winter!

It’s starting to get cold outside. While we have been so lucky to have such a beautiful fall, winter is coming! We collected advice from your favourite campus professionals on how to stay warm this winter… the Jewish way. We asked: “What’s the best way to stay warm this winter?”   1. “Matching knitted Magen…

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.…