Yad Vashem comes to McMaster

Written by Rebecca Benjamin, VP Education This Holocaust Education Week, McMaster Hillel hosted several events to engage and educate both the Jewish and greater McMaster community on the Holocaust. On Monday and Wednesday, we held our first-ever exhibit in the student centre. This exhibit showcased pieces from Yad Vashem, which focused on how Holocaust survivors…

Brunch and Learn

Written by The Education Committee, McMaster Hillel Executive McMaster Hillel held its first Brunch and Learn on Oct 3rd, where students had the opportunity to learn more about Sukkot, how it is celebrated around the world and what it means personally to each person. This program was student led by our VP, Education, Rebecca Benjamin…

Meet Our Student President

Shalom and welcome to McMaster Hillel! I am the Hillel President for 2017-2018, and I am going into my fourth year in the Bachelor of Health Sciences program. With energy levels as high as an El Al flight, Hillel will continue to strengthen the Jewish community at McMaster and provide inclusive and educational programming. I…

Hit The Ground Running

Written by Rebecca Benjamin, VP Education This year is off to a great start! We hit the ground running with welcome back programs, giving everyone the opportunity to reconnect with old friends, and meet new ones. On Friday September 15, McMaster Hillel hosted our Welcome Back Shabbat dinner with over 80 students coming together for…

High Holidays 2017-2018 Academic Year

All three of the synagogues in Hamilton, Beth Jacob Synagogue (Conservative), Temple Anshe Sholom (Reform), and Adas Israel (Orthodox) welcomes students to services on the high holidays. They do not require students to have a membership or to have previously purchased tickets. Students are welcome free of charge however,  you will still need to reserve your seat.…

MEET JUDITH

Who Are You? Name: Judith Dworkin. Position: Director, McMaster Hillel. Hometown: Toronto. Where did you go to college/university: York University (undergrad) Michigan State University (grad). Joining the Family What is your role on campus: As Director of McMaster Hillel, I oversee the overall direction of the Hillel and work with the student leadership at Mac…

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…

Retrospective Review of Mac Hillel 2017-2018

Written by Michal Coret, Outgoing Israel on Campus President, Incoming McMaster Hillel President A year of change, growth, and… feet! Mac Hillel has had a fantastic year. Our office filled up during bagel lunches like never before.  We hosted an Interfaith Shabbat dinner to connect with other cultural and religious groups on campus, bringing diversity and discussion…

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…

Hillel Formal 2017

Written by Ashley Bergman, VP Social Hillel formal is an opportunity for all of the Jewish students on campus to come together and celebrate all that we have accomplished throughout the year. Not only that, but it’s a chance for the graduating students to have one last hoorah and leave McMaster with a sweet taste…