Chayai Sara

Chayai Sara

Who was Sarah? The Torah tells us the following: And the life of Sarah was one hundred years and twenty years and seven years; [these were] the years of the life of Sarah. וַיִּהְיוּ֙ חַיֵּ֣י שָׂרָ֔ה מֵאָ֥ה שָׁנָ֛ה וְעֶשְׂרִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה וְשֶׁ֣בַע שָׁנִ֑ים שְׁנֵ֖י...
Something New

Something New

The fall post-holiday period is always a good time for launching new things. To the extent we’re not completely exhausted, our five-day work weeks are back (instead of five days of work crammed into three-day weeks), and we’re able to get into something of a rhythm...
Unity Shabbat

Unity Shabbat

The Unity Shabbat program on September 3rd, 2021 brought our campus community together. With over 20 organizations, including Hillels across Ontario, the message was clear: we are united and proud to be Jewish.  The idea for the event originated from regular meetings...
Frosh and Holiday Programming Across Ontario

Frosh and Holiday Programming Across Ontario

Across the province this month, Hillel Ontario was excited to welcome students back to campus. From socially-distanced backyard visits to Shabbat dinners-in-a-box, Hillel found innovative ways to meet first-year students, and reconnect with those that haven’t been...
New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings

Shanah Tovah! This week, the Jewish world welcomes 5782; a new year that is filled with promise and hope.   Rosh Hashanah signifies new beginnings; an opportunity to reset, refocus and recommit to the year ahead. It also offers the chance to declare our individual and...
Hillel Ontario Communities

Hillel Ontario Communities

While this past year’s virtual settings were confining in some ways, they also provided many new opportunities for student engagement across the province. For one, it dissolved barriers between universities across Ontario, allowing for more productive cross-campus...
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