Meet The JSEs

Shalom, This year at U of T we have completely reimagined and redesigned our leadership model. Gone is the hierarchical and rigid model of the old student board as it has been replaced by our new Jewish Social Entrepreneur (JSE) initiative. Based on our discovery process that we conducted last year, we thought we needed…

In The Heart of the City

Written by Sarah Wapner, Jewish Social Entrepreneur at Hillel UofT In the week leading up to Frosh Week, I participated in an amazing leadership retreat with twenty other Jewish Social Entrepreneurs (JSEs) at Hillel U of T. The first program of its kind on a Canadian college campus, the JSEs came together for two days…

High Holidays at UofT

Don’t miss our delicious Rosh Hashanah dinner at Hillel! Click here to RSVP.   Downtown Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Offerings 2017 The following local synagogues have offered a limited number of free high holiday tickets to UofT students. Please contact Rabbi Julia Appel to make a time to come by and get your ticket…

MEET ROB

Who Are You? Name: Rob Nagus. Position: Director, University of Toronto. Hometown: Montreal/Edmonton. Where did you go to college/university: University of Calgary.   Joining the Family What is your role on campus: Director. What are you *most* excited for this year: Our amazing (and huge) Jewish Social Entrepreneur Cohort and the amazing community we will…

MEET JULIA

Who Are You? Name: Rabbi Julia Appel. Position: Senior Jewish Educator and Campus Rabbi, University of Toronto Hillel. Hometown: Newton, Massachusetts. Where did you go to college/university: Harvard College for B.A., Hebrew College for M.A. and rabbinic ordination.   Joining the Family What is your role on campus: Along with Rob and Shira, I engage…

MEET SHIRA

Who Are You? Name: Shira Unterman. Position: Program Director, Hillel UofT. Hometown: Toronto. Where did you go to college/university: Western University, BA ‘13 (Honours Specialization in History), MA ‘14 (History & Holocaust Education).   Joining the Family What is your role on campus: As the Program Director, I enjoy having good conversations with students over…

The New U of T

Written by Rob Nagus, Hillel UofT Director Time flies when you’re having fun!  That said, when I look back at everything we’ve done this since I became the Director of Hillel at the University of Toronto last August, I’m amazed that we were able to fit everything in. When me and our amazing Program Coordinator,…

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…

Queer Judaism Group

Written by Rebecca Chess and Jayme Nadolny, Title The UofT community has spaces to be Jewish and to be queer… but what about exploring both identities? As Hillel continually evolves, it became clear to Rabbi Julia, Rebecca Chess, and me that there was an exciting opportunity to fill this void and create a space for…

Jewish Social Entrepreneurs

Written by Rob Nagus, Director, Hillel at The University of Toronto Chaverim, After months of meeting students, conducting interviews, hosting events, conferring with other campus professionals and countless “ideation” and “prototyping” meetings, Hillel at the University of Toronto was proud to launch its new leadership platform: U of T’s Jewish Social Entrepreneurs (JSE) on Tuesday…