Strike Three (Months) — You’re Out (Until September)!

Written by Evan Goldenthal, Senior Jewish Educator and Jeremy Starr, Program Coordinator The York strike continues to rage on, but that can’t stop us from reflecting on what a great year it has been! If you can remember the pre-strike days, then you remember a calendar filled with educational events, holiday parties, social justice initiatives…

Dear First Year Me

Written by Ilana Lazar Top 7 things I would tell my first year self Diversify I started first year as an Undecided major and took courses in just about every area. I’m not a science kid, but I took a science course about babies and cancer, and I took a french course. Related? Not at…

York Strikes Again

Written by Nicole Tilin, President of Hillel York As March rolled around the corner, so did the onset of the infamous strike. Following negotiations between the York administration and CUPE 3903 (the union representing York’s contract faculty, teaching assistants, graduate assistants, and part-time librarians and archivists), the two sides did not come to an agreement…

Have you heard of… PICKTHEINK

“Have you heard of” is a business and innovation blog series that highlights the amazing work that York Hillel students are doing outside of school. Our first article comes from Benjamin Hantsis who started his company after finding a gap in the tattoo market. If you would like to write an article showcasing your great…

The Busy Month of February

Written by Nicole Tillin, Student President at Hillel York February is known to be one of the busiest times of the semester – course work is slowly picking up, midterms are on the horizon, papers are being assigned, and most importantly, Hillel is there for students to provide a place to relax and events to…

Stand On One Foot with Zack

I am thrilled to be partaking in Hillel’s amazing initiative, On One Foot! Hillel at York has always been a warm and friendly environment, that makes Jewish life on campus meaningful during our university years. Whether it’s lunches for those days you forgot to bring lunch, the fun events to relieve some stress from school,…

Our Top Six Moments

Written by Dan Hadad, Interim Director at Hillel York What a semester! From our kickoff lunch to Tight ‘N’ Bright on the Fifth Night, this semester we’ve provided fun and engaging opportunities for York students to celebrate Jewish life on campus. And our top 6 moments are… That time the Israeli Shinshinim brought the Israeli…

Being Jewish at York

Written by Nicole Tillin, President of Hillel York On November 22, York Hillel hosted another awesome Frosh Series event. It was a panel discussion that included upper year students Nicole Tilin – President of Hillel at York, Ezra Tanen – Vice President of Multifaith, and Zach Gladstone – President of AEPi at York. Also, Hillel…

It’s Been a Busy Year!

Written by Nicole Tilin, President at Hillel York This past month has been jam-packed with events – a large variety of students were engaged in events that captured the attention of many. We had a sweet and happ-bee Rosh Hashanah by visiting the local bee apiary at the Black Creek Pioneer Village, a lovely bowling…

Meet Our Student President

Hi! My name is Nicole and I’m going into my final year at York. Every year I’ve been getting more and more involved with Hillel and I’ve been lucky to see the club grow. This year I’m excited to engage a wide variety of students and continue to build a comfortable and lively Jewish atmosphere…