Be Part of Our Story

Sadly, anti-Jewish sentiment isn’t new. As the Passover Haggadah tells us, each generation in history witnesses actions against the Jewish people, with our continuing existence serving as testimony to our resilience and communal strength. Just as Pharaoh in the Passover story took action against our ancestors, some have carried this legacy of bigotry and intolerance…

Give Your Matzah a Makeover!

Spring has sprung (sort of), exams are in session, and Passover has arrived! Matzah, eaten on its own, is very dry and a bit flavourless, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our favourite ways to eat matzah for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! Breakfast Ideas Avocado Matzah Your favourite breakfast doesn’t need to…

Best Jewish Characters on TV

It’s always a pleasant surprise to see Jewish characters on major television series. We instantly feel a connection to them and enjoy the Jewish references, such as Shabbat dinners and Jewish holidays. Over the years, we have been introduced to a number of memorable Jewish television characters in both starring and supporting roles. Here are…

The Story of Purim (Told Only in Emojis)

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Our Dream Hollywood Cast of Purim: The Movie

Purim is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out your costumes, bake some hamentashens and watch your favourite Purim movie. Wait–there aren’t any movies about Purim! There are popular and successful movies about Hanukkah and Passover, but surprisingly there are no well-known Hollywood movies about Purim. The story of Purim is…

Press Release: Canadian Hillels and CIJA Launch Online Campus Guide

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 7, 2019 Press Release: Canadian Hillels and CIJA Launch Online Campus Guide  Toronto, ON – Today, Canadian Hillels, which serve Jewish Canadian university students from coast to coast, launched Going Somewhere?, an online Jewish campus guide, in partnership with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA). “Our new online campus guide acts as a…

Kobi Marimi to Represent Israel at Eurovision 2019

As we all remember from Out of Sync, Netta Barzilai was the 2018 Eurovision winner representing Israel, and she has become an international superstar. Her hit song Toy is a worldwide phenomenon, and her newest song Bassa Sababa is climbing the charts. It’s a new year and it’s time to crown the 2019 Eurovision winner…

Our Favourite 2019 Oscar Nominated Movies

Ah, awards season, that time of year when we spend our Sundays watching a three hour show, which turns into a three-and-a-half hour show. (When do they ever run on time?) We’ve already watched the Golden Globes and The Grammys, but tonight is Oscar night! Despite the lengthy show and lack of a host this…

5 Things to do over Reading Week (In Addition to Reading!)

Although Reading Week is the best time to catch up on all your coursework and prepare for midterms, it’s also time for you to unwind and relax because you deserve it! After months of hard work, it’s easy to get carried away with school and focus less on yourself. Make this Reading Week all about…

Confessions of a Springboard Fellow

Written by Tamar Patolsky , Springboard Fellow I always knew that I wanted to have a profession that was meaningful. However, during my final year of undergrad, I was still unsure of what that would look like. Even though I was very involved with the Jewish community on campus, it never occurred to me that…