A Letter To Survivors

As part of Holocaust Education Week, Hillel Ontario set up an online declaration of remembrance  for students and community members to sign in solidarity with our Holocaust survivors. As of today, over 490 people have penned their name, pledging to never forget. The idea behind this amazing project was to add an interactive, accessible and…

Challahween – 10 Challah Baking Horror Stories

Ten disastrous moments when Challahs went terribly wrong. Happy Halloween and Shabbat Shalom! 1. When you’re trying to copy your role model, but it just doesn’t work out. 2. This Challah is having serious pink eye – no thank you! 3. Rainbow-poo? Star of David? Challah? This one wants is having an identity crisis. 4. Even the raisins…

Press Release: CIJA Commends Universities Canada Policy Banning Discrimination Based on Place of Origin

October 26, 2016, CIJA Toronto, ON – Today, Canada’s university presidents voted to adopt a new set of mandatory criteria for member universities at a meeting of Universities Canada, which serves as the voice of 97 Canadian institutions of higher education. The new policy stipulates that “place of origin” must be included in university codes…

Hillel Ontario is Hiring!

  Hillel Ontario – Coordinator, Advocacy Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Miriam.shuval@hillelontario.org by October 27, 2016. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information see full job description.   Hillel Ontario – Associate Director, Strategic Communications and PR   Interested candidates should send a cover letter…

Press Release: CIJA and Hillel Ontario Condemn Antisemitic Graffiti at the University of Toronto

TORONTO, ON –  In response to the discovery of antisemitic swastika graffiti spread across 6 locations at the University of Toronto, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA), and Hillel Ontario issued the following statement condemning the incidents: “We are deeply alarmed to hear of these disturbing incidents, which appear to be deliberate acts of hate rather…

Classified – September/ October 2016

The Barry Rubin Prize – Essay Competition, presented by CIJA Who? If you are currently studying at a university or a college in Canada this is an amazing opportunity for you to win $500. What?  Write a 1800-2500 word long essay answering the question “With Iran striving for increased regional influence, what possibilities and limitations exist for…

10 Reasons Why You Secretly Miss Your Jewish Mother.

1. When you go out without a sweatshirt and end up being cold all night, all those “annoying” reminders seem less annoying. 2. Where is that Jewish comfort food when I need it after a long night out? 3. This bathroom is looking pretty nasty but I have so much studying to do. Who is…

Inside a hate-filled anti-Israel protest.

I donned a headscarf and sunglasses, and removed the Star of David I wear around my neck. I knew that I was taking a risk by going undercover to the Al-Quds Day rally in Toronto on July 2. Al-Quds Day is marked by annual demonstrations around the world, opposing the existence of the state of…

9 Things You Didn’t Know About Israel

 Our little friend, the USB stick was invented in Israel. The Israeli entrepreneur and engineer Dov Moran released the very first version of a USB stick in 1996 and won several awards.   Israel has the highest concentration of hi-tech companies in the world after Silicon Valley, and is sometimes also called The Start-Up Nation.…

A Note from Marc Newburgh

I’ve always been someone who loves change, believes in the need for change and gets excited about it. Change is an opportunity to start something new, to do better, and/or to create. For many, change can create anxiety. But it can also be invigorating. The start of the academic year is a time on the…