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 of the Education committee of Queen’s Hillel’s executive, and could not be more excited to take on the role of Co-President this year.
This past July I had the incredible opportunity to take a summer course at Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Rothberg International School. Over the course of the month I was able to meet students from all over the world, learn a lot about Jewish philosophy, and tour around Israel, visiting places like Masada and the Dead Sea, and experience the incredible nightlife in Tel Aviv, among other things. I’ve been missing Israel a lot since I got back, but I’m also very excited to be back at Hillel this year to share my experience with everyone!
This year I hope to see Queen’s Hillel really come alive as the place for Jewish students on campus. We are undergoing a structural change to our executive this year, where we are condensing our exec to a smaller, dedicated group. I really believe that this will allow us to focus on creating that home-away-from-home atmosphere for Jewish students, and will also allow us to really listen to our students and make more specific programming to their wants and needs. We are very excited to shake things up a bit this year, and I am thrilled to be along for this journey!
Hi! My name is Esther and I am going into my fourth (but not final) year at Queen’s! I am in Concurrent Education, so I’ll be around for one more year after this, and I am hoping to teach English and Drama to high school students after I graduate. I am really excited about this year at Queen’s having our new Israel fellow, Dor, and program coordinator, Ilana. I can’t wait to work with Ashira and the rest of the team here at Queen’s again. I am looking forward to my last year at school with all my friends still here before they graduate, and celebrating an amazing undergraduate experience so far. This year, I would really like to have consistent biweekly programming for students, and use our office space to facilitate a chill hangout where students feel comfortable coming to discuss and ask questions about our programs, CIE: Birthright Israel planning, Jewish life on campus, or anything else. I can’t wait for another great year at Queen’s, filled with Bagel Brunches, more meatballs at Shabbat dinners, and many new students to welcome to our Queen’s family.