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…

The Story of Noam Gershony

Written by Hillel Waterloo Exec This week, Hillel Waterloo hosted Noam Gershony, Israeli wheelchair tennis player and para-olympic gold medalist. His story is one of inspiration and courage. Noam spoke to an audience of Waterloo students and community members, telling the story of how his Apache helicopter crashed to the ground during the 2006 Lebanon…

We’re Hiring Students!

Hillel Waterloo is hiring students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Available paid internships include: Israel Engaged Campus Internship, Jewski Engagement Internship, Administrative Internship, Israeli Hebrew Engagement Internship, Homecoming Internship, Media Internship.   To apply please visit: www.hillelontario.org/internships

Pack For Purpose

Written by Emily Goldstein, Director Hillel Waterloo Hillel Waterloo is very proud to have run “Pack for Purpose” this month, a brand new social justice oriented event. The event took place in two parts. The first part involved guided discussions around homelessness. Students sat in a circle and were encouraged to give their thoughts, opinions…

January Brings Artistic Expression Inspiration to Waterloo

Look closely at the portraits. Some of them have doves in the sky, while others have different symbols. See if you can spot them all! Written by Emily Goldstein, Director of Hillel Waterloo Here in Waterloo, Hillel put on some incredible events this month. Earlier in the month, Hillel Waterloo partnered with Stand with Us…

“Cheppy Channukah!”

Written by Emily Goldstein, Director Hillel Waterloo Shalom Everyone! Brrr…the days have a gotten a little colder and winter is definitely upon us. I hope you are keeping warm in your winter boots, hats, gloves, scarves and layers upon layers of other fabrics! In this time of year, we’ve got lots to look forward to,…