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.…

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…