A Lasting Impression

Written by Leora Citron and Aleeza Karp, Holocaust Education Week Co-Chairs This month, Guelph Hillel hosted our annual Holocaust Education Week for both students and community members. We started off the week by collaborating with the Central Student Association’s weekly Sunday Cinema for a screening of “The Zookeeper’s Wife”. This event provided a lighter introduction…

Sushi with a side of Spirituality

Written by Ethan Avinoam, President of Guelph Hillel What seemed like an ordinary picnic on the evening of September 26 th down by the Guelph River was actually one of the most special evenings I’ve experienced in my 4 years at University. Dinner By the River took place with over 30 students snacking on sushi…

Meet Our Student Presidents

Shalom! My name is Ethan Avinoam and I’m the President of Guelph Hillel for the 2017/18 school year. I was born and raised in Thornhill, Ontario and now live in Toronto. I’m entering my fourth and final year at the University of Guelph and I’ve loved every minute, from academics to sports to extracurricular activities.…

Three Words: We Are Back!

Written by Ethan Avinoam, President, Guelph Hillel My High School Musical references are usually a bit forced but this one was just too fitting to leave out. This really does feel like the start of something new. Guelph Hillel has hit the ground running in 2017/18, highlighted by our first ever Backyard Bash at the…

High Holidays This Year

High Holidays services and meals will be hosted by Chabad of Guelph at the Chabad House, 81 College ave. For more information and to RSVP Click Here Additionally, Beth Isaiah will be conducting High Holiday Services at the shul which is located at 47 Surrey Street. For more information, please see the the Synagogue’s website

MEET AYINADIS

Who Are You? Name: Ayinadis. Position: Israel fellow, McMaster/ Guelph Hillel. Hometown: I was born in Ethiopia and at the age of two, me and my family  immigrated to Israel (we made aliyah). We were in an absorption center in Safed and after a year we moved to Beit She’an. Where did you go to…

MEET GILA

Who Are You? Name: Gila Cotler. Position: Director, Guelph Hillel. Hometown: Montreal. Where did you go to college/university: Israel.   Joining The Family What is your role on campus: Director. What are you *most* excited for this year: To get to know new students, strengthen relationships with current students and see Hillel grow and make…

Our Year with Guelph Hillel

Written by Max Gelkopf and Allie Chandler, Co-Presidents  As we sit down with the simple instruction: “write a retrospective of the year”, we’ve begun to realize just how difficult of a feat this is. It’s nearly impossible to put into words the whirlwind year we’ve had. Together with our Vice President Aleeza, our fearless leader/director/second…

24 Things You Need To Pack For Birthright Israel

School is over and you’re leaving for Israel soon! Now is the time to get everything ready and start packing! Here is a short (or not so short) list of things you don’t want to forget. Towel Because who likes to share a towel? Deodorant Israel is hot, especially in the summer. Do yourself (and…

#TheNextStep

Written by Ethan Avinoam, Guelph Hillel Student President Sometimes all it takes is a simple punch line – a message with the power to inspire and excite an entire community. A statement that gets people talking, and even better, thinking. That was my initial goal on the morning of February 16th, two days after my…