Western Hillel Welcomes New Staff Team

Written by Scott, Yos & Leora, Western Hillel Staff It’s that time of the year. We are trying to squeeze in those last moments of summer plans, preparations for campus life are underway, and our days feel overwhelmingly full with both those states of being. This incoming academic year brings with it an all-new Western…

Get to know your new Western Hillel Team!

  You will have plenty of time to meet and get to know us throughout the year but we thought it would be fun to share some brief answers to questions you may find interesting. Take a look below and feel free to reach out to us directly to ask more of your own questions!…

A Busy and Exciting Year

Written by Zac Kaye, Interim Director The year has come to an end and it seems such a long time ago that the students and staff were organizing orientation, leadership days, and  welcome events to Hillel. Very quickly we were into the Chagim ,and it was on Sukkot that the staff and student leadership met…

Dear First Year Me

Written by Aubra Millstone Now that I’m done, there are some things I wish I knew four years ago to help me get through my undergrad. London is COLD in the winter.  Dress warmly for those early mornings when you’re waiting for the bus to get to campus. If you’re looking for a quiet, closed off…

Similarities Between Us

Written by Jenn Brodie, VP of Campus Engagement My name is Jennifer Brodie, and I’m the Vice President of Campus Engagement this year at Western Hillel. My role is new to the council this year, and was created to expand Hillel’s presence on campus and outreach to non-Jewish communities. Interfaith is a passion of mine,…

Cocktails For A Cause

Written by Aimee Maresky, Co-Chair of Cocktails For A Cause Western Hillel’s annual mixer, Cocktails for a Cause, a fundraising initiative has always been something that I have wanted to be involved with, hoped to plan and look forward to attending. When given the opportunity to co-chair Cocktails for a Cause 2018, with Romy Segall,…

Stand On One Foot with Aly

My name is Aly Silverberg and I’m in my 3rd year of an Honours Specialization in MIT with a certificate in digital communications at Western. My years here at Western have been some of the best of my life without a doubt. Although I had been extremely involved in Jewish life in high school, I…

Hiring at Western Hillel: 2018/19 Academic Year

Director at Western Hillel The Hillel Director, Western University (UWO) is a creative and engaging individual with a strong Jewish and Israel background, and is capable of working both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will be a self-starter and capable multi-tasker who will use these skills to engage students and…

Radio Gesher

Written by Matan Boni, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships and Israel Fellow David Ben Gurion said once “If an expert says it can’t be done, get another expert.” I was raised by this notion that you should never say “it can’t be done” or “there’s nothing I can do”. In this past semester,  I have…

Creating Community

Written by Ari Reis, Senior Jewish Educator at Western Hillel “Im Tirzu Ein Zo Aggadah” – “If you will it, it is not a dream” These are the famous words of Theodore Herzl as he urged the Jewish people to rebuild our ancestral homeland into the modern State of Israel in the early part of…