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…