Holocaust Education Week

Written by Hunter Soll, position General Exec Memeber This month, Queen’s Hillel hosted Holocaust Education Week (HEW) on campus. To commemorate HEW, we held various events each day in order to facilitate discussions about the Holocaust and ensure that the memories of those who experience it live on. Among all of the activities that occurred…

March of the Living Testimonies

Witnesses in Uniform – Dor Kwiatek: I got the opportunity twice to be on the trip to Poland, once during high school from Israel as we go from most schools in 11th grade and the second time during my service in the IDF. The Israeli Defense Force doesn’t just teach its soldiers their professional jobs…

Reflections on an Israel Experience

Written by Jesse Wolfsohn, Student Hello, my name is Jesse Wolfsohn. I am a third-year Biochemistry student, who has been involved with Hillel for two years now. Over the summer, I participated in a program in Israel that allowed me to become a medical responder and volunteer with Magen David Adom, the ambulance services in…

Meet Our Student Presidents

  Hi! I’m Remi and I am a fourth year Philosophy Major at Queen’s. I joined Hillel after my second year with the hope of meeting and connecting with other Jewish students on campus and being part of a team that promotes Jewish education and culture. I spent the last two years as a member…

From Frosh to Fourth Years

Written by Remi Kupfer and Charlotte Axelrod, Queen’s Hillel Co-Presidents What an incredible first few weeks we’ve had at Queen’s! Kicking off Frosh Week with Queen’s in the Park and Sidewalk Sale, we met tons of students – from frosh to fourth years to grad students. It was a pleasure to get to know new…

High Holidays In Kingston

Chabad-Orthodox Located at 251 Brock St. September 21st: Prayer services @ Chabad 251 Brock St. (corner of Clergy) 9:30am- 1pm – YomTov Lunch to follow. Shofar @ 11:30amSeptember 21st: Rosh Hashana services @ Chabad 7:30pm – Rosh Hashana Brisket dinner to followSeptember 22nd: Prayer services @ Chabad 9:30am-1pm – YomTov Lunch to follow. Shofar @…

MEET ILANA

Who Are You? Name: Ilana Shtivelman. Position: Program Coordinator, Queen’s University Hillel. Hometown: Ashdod, Israel. Where did you go to college/university: The Pennsylvania State University.   Joining the Family What is your role on campus: Program Coordinator. What are you *most* excited for this year: To meet and work with all of the students! What’s…

INTRODUCING DOR AND ILANA

MEET DOR, OUR ISRAEL FELLOW Hello! My name is Dor Kwiatek, and I am the Israel Fellow for Queen’s Hillel this year. As an “Israel Fellow” my job is to strengthen the relationship between the local community and Israel through the students on campus. In Israel, I was working as a Tour Guide under the…

MEET ASHIRA

WHO ARE YOU Name: Ashira Prizant. Position:  Director, Queen’s Hillel. Hometown:  Ottawa, Ontario (wut wut). Where did you go to college/university: York University for undergrad and U of T for graduate studies.   JOINING THE FAMILY What is your role on campus: Director, Queen’s Hillel. What are you *most* excited for this year: Getting to…

It’s Been an Amazing Year

Written by Ashira Prizant, Queen’s Hillel Director Now that the regular school year at Queen’s has come to a close, it is really incredible to take a look back at how much has been accomplished by the amazing students at Queen’s Hillel. So much has happened over the past year. Over many delicious shabbat dinners,…