A Unique Story

Written by Jordan Geist, Holocaust Education Week Committee Chair Holocaust Education Week at Hillel Waterloo has become an event that we take much pride in organizing and running. The week of events included a narrative exhibit highlighting well-known and little-known heroes and heroines of the Jewish resistance throughout the lands of Europe as well as…

Jewski Waterloo Grand Opening

Written by Allison Kapps, Waterloo Jewski Intern Creating connections between people with shared backgrounds and values is one of the most important goals of any Hillel. To that end, Hillel Ontario created Jewski, a well known niche program that aims to connect Russian speaking students to each other as well as to the greater Jewish…

Meet Our Student President

Oh, chai there! My name is Maytal and I’m so excited to be back this year as Hillel president. I’m in my fourth year of Knowledge Integration at the University of Waterloo (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it, neither does anyone else in my program). If you haven’t already noticed,…

(F)rosh Hashanah

Written by Max Marmer, Director, Hillel Waterloo The new school year always comes with much anticipation and excitement. We welcome new students to our campuses who bring fresh energy and enthusiasm and enjoy reconnecting with old friends after the summer. It brings more sweetness to the New Year than apples and honey on Rosh HaShanah!…

A Message To The Waterloo Community

Hillel Waterloo has been in conversation with the Federation of Students at the University of Waterloo about the unfortunate scheduling of Clubs & Societies Days during Rosh Hashanah. We expressed our concern that Jewish students will not have the opportunity to learn about the ways in which they can get involved in other clubs on…

High Holidays in Waterloo

Both Temple Shalom (Reform) and Beth Jacob Congregation (Modern Orthodox) as well as Chabad opens their doors to students for the high holidays, whether you want to go to services or be connected with a local family for a holiday meal. Information on service times will be listed on the organizations’ websites or you can…

MEET MAX

Who Are You? Name: Max Marmer. Position: Director, Hillel Waterloo. Hometown: Toronto. Where did you go to college/university: York University.   Joining The Family What is your role on campus: I am looking to build a community of students in Waterloo. I’m here to do everything from running events and hosting shabbat dinners to helping…

Happy Summer!

Written by Emily Goldstein, Hillel Waterloo Director “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards” by Søren Kierkegaard Looking back on the past year, I am proud of the variety and depth of the programming at Hillel Waterloo. From Bubble Soccer in Waterloo Park to Paint Night in the Student Life Centre,…

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…

Games Night with Hillel and the Muslim Students Association

Written by The Hillel Waterloo Exec Team On March 28th, 2017 Hillel hosted our last event of the 2017 winter term: A games night in collaboration with the Muslim Students Association. The event a huge success! Over 75 Jewish and Muslim students came together, played board games, foosball and video games, ate snacks and made…