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…

Zac​ ​Kaye’s​ ​Fall​ ​2017​ ​Reflection

Written by Zac Kaye, Interim Director of Western Hillel It’s hard to believe that we are more than half way through the semester, where midterms are the great topic of the moment for many students. At the same time, the highly energized student executive members with both Hillel and Israel On Campus are extremely busy…

Meet Our Student Presidents

Hi, I’m Gabi! I am starting my fourth year at Western studying Media, Information and Technoculture. I have been involved in Hillel since my first year and have loved every second of it! As president of Hillel this year, it is my mission to create Jewish programming for as many students on campus as possible.…

Leadership Retreat

Written by Brooke Lindzon, VP Communication at Western Hillel Each year Western Hillel takes a day at the beginning of September to host a leadership retreat for all of the current Hillel and Hillel’s Israel on Campus (IOC) committee heads and members. This past Sunday, we were happy to host many of our Hillel leaders…

L’Shana Tova

In the first chapter of the essential Jewish text, ‘Pirke Avot’, we are advised to “Find yourself a teacher,”- to seek out those who we can learn from in order to gain a better understanding of the various aspects of our world. This year, as students enter the opening semester at University, we are all…