Dear First Year Me

Written by Alana Spira,   Dear First Year Me, Congratulations! You made it out of high school – Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you make the most of the next four years.   DO go outside of your comfort zone! I know it’s cliché, but the most incredible experiences happen…

I Wouldn’t Trade it for Anything

Written by Sydney Wilson, Media Intern This past month has been one of much excitement here at Queen’s Hillel. We started off with a new and improved (and incredibly successful) version of our annual Bat/Bar Mitzvah Bash, celebrating our lovely presidents, Charlotte and Remi. With drinks, dancing, and tons of excitement, the night went off…

Have a Happy and Joyful Purim!

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director of Queen’s Hillel In the year 357 BCE, Haman, the villain many of us may be familiar with, rose to power as prime minister in Persia, and issued an edict calling for the destruction of the Jewish people. Tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday of Purim, in which we commemorate the…

Stand On One Foot with Quinn

Hi! My name is Quinn Bernholtz and I am so excited to be leading Queen’s 2018 On One Foot Team. I am currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree with a dual focus on Psychology and Sociology. I can’t think of a better way to end my time at Queen’s with this amazing…

More Than Just Snacks

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director at Queen’s Hillel Looking back on this past semester, it’s hard to imagine how much has happened! It feels like just yesterday we were enjoying a delicious barbecue in the sun outside of the Hillel House! Together with the incredible Jewish leaders on this campus (led by the tremendous team…

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…