Category: Newsletter

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…

(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!…

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,…

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…

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,…

Holocaust Education Week in Waterloo

Written by Emily Goldstein, Director, Hillel Waterloo Holocaust Education week in Waterloo was a HUGE success. It started with our Interfaith Shabbat dinner that engaged over 80 students from all different faiths and backgrounds. Hillel students demonstrated leadership as they explained the Jewish rituals of Kiddush, Handwashing and the Motzei. We were also honoured to…

Cheers to a Great October!

Written by Hillel Executive Team, Hillel Waterloo The road to Waterloo is paved with red, orange and gold leaves, and the road has started to making that crunchy sound beneath our feet – a sure sign that October is here! In the midst of the days getting a little shorter and chillier, Hillel Waterloo ushered…

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Fresh Air Frosh

Written by Leeat and Maytal Perlman, Student Leadership Team, Hillel Waterloo On Sunday September 16th, 2016 the Hillel Waterloo team welcomed old and new faces to Waterloo Park for Fresh Air Frosh. The Hillel Waterloo team enjoyed quality time with fellow Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks with Bubble Soccer. Using huge inflatable bubbles, students…