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…

A True Community Event

Written by Judith Dworkin, Director, McMaster Hillel On March 14, 2017 even a snowstorm couldn’t stand in the way of filling a room to hear the story of Israeli Noam Gershony, a 2012 gold medalist in the Paralympics.   A true community event, we gathered at Temple Anshe Sholom, to hear his inspirational story. After being injured…

We’re Hiring Students!

McMaster Hillel is hiring students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Available paid internships include: Israel Engaged Campus Internship, Jewski Engagement Internship, Administrative Internship, Israeli Hebrew Engagement Internship, Homecoming Internship, Media Internship.   To apply please visit: www.hillelontario.org/internships