2018 Summer Opportunities

by | Feb 7, 2018 | Hillel Ontario, Job Posting, Opportunities | 0 comments

You have no plans for the upcoming summer? Here are different opportunities available to you!

 

Ontario Government Relations and Public Affairs Assistant

The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is looking to hire an Ontario Government Relations and Public Affairs Assistant for 8 weeks during the summer. The student will work in the areas of provincial and municipal government relations, public affairs, and advocacy.  This person will help plan and execute projects/events, arrange and attend meetings with elected officials and Toronto’s Jewish social service agencies, prepare communications material; conduct online research as required; play a pivotal role in the shape and scope of advocacy activities that take place in the local community. In turn, this person will gain experience in the following areas: government relations, public affairs, community social services, community relations, program planning, working within a team setting, communications (written and verbal), and more. For more information or to apply email cosheroff@cija.ca.


 

Environmental Educator and Tzedakah Gardening Coordinator

Are you a full-time student?
Do you love environmental education, urban agriculture, and social justice?
If so, Shoresh hiring an Environmental Educator and Tzedakah Gardening Coordinator.

Apply today and spread the good word. For more info: http://shoresh.ca/hiring/

 


Amir Farm

Amir Farm is a Jewish-founded organization that helps summer camps run community gardens and farm programs at their camps. They are looking for college students and recent graduates from a diverse range of backgrounds to fill the following positions for the summer 2018:

Amir Farmer

Amir Farm Manager

To apply click here.


Tel Aviv University

Study abroad at TAU is a transformative experience in the perfect city for international students! Join us for a semester or a year in the cultural and economic heart of Israel. Study alongside students from all over the world, and take fascinating courses on topics from across TAU’s academic faculties. For more information click here.


Hebrew University

Consistently ranked one of the World’s Top 100 universities and Top 25 schools outside of the US, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites international students to Israel to experience the outstanding, first-class overseas study abroad programs offered at the Rothberg International School. Click here to find out more.


Israel Summer Bunisess Academy (ISBA)

An opportunity for undergrads to study and immerse themselves in the Israeli business environment. The ISBA offers course credit that will transfer back to a student’s home institution. For more information visit Israel Summer Business Academy (ISBA).


Onward Israel

Spend 2 months in Tel Aviv at an Internship of your choice. When you’re not interning, see parts of Israel you have never experienced before. For more information visit Onward Israel.


Magen David Adom

Magen David Adom offers hands-on first aid and emergency-care experience in Israel. The program begins with a week-long intensive first aid training course, followed by work alongside some of the medics and paramedics going out in ambulances and dealing with real-life situations. Want to learn more? Visit Magen David Adom! 


Marva

Have you always been curious to learn more about the IDF? Marva is your opportunity to experience the beauty and challenges of Israel through the eyes of the IDF. Applicants have to be highly motivated. To find out more click here.


JNF University (JNFU)

JNFU was developed for individuals on campus to offer programming and events, missions to Israel and forums with young Jewish leaders. If this sounds interesting to you find out more on their website!


2018 Community Leadership Program Summer Retreat (CLP) at the Shalom Hartman Institute

Our societies in America and in Israel are falling short of achieving our ethical aspirations. The demise of civil discourse, widespread cynicism about democratic principles, and misbehavior by flawed leaders are a few of the central symptoms of this gap between our professed values and our lived reality. How can Jewish values inform our conversation about the dilemmas posed by this widening gap? Click here for more information and to apply for a timely exploration of character development and ethical leadership in the Jewish tradition this summer.


Pardes Summer Programs 2018

Join the Summer 2018 Pardes Executive Learning Seminar on ‘War & Peace: The Challenges of Sovereignty’ (June 24-28, 2018). Recharge at Pardes in Israel for 5 days and immerse in luxurious learning, both inside and outside of the classroom, with the world-class Pardes Faculty. Find out more and book at pardes.org.il/executive.
You can also join us for a fabulous summer of immersive learning, with 2, 3 and 5-week options. Limited grants available for student leaders, young Jewish communal professionals, and others. Click here or contact haley@pardes.org for more information.


Summer Internship In Israel

Boost your career with a top quality internship program in Israel. Intern at one of the country’s best companies and organizations with Top Israel Interns. Stay for a semester, or just for the summer. Get trendy apartment accommodation in Jerusalem or Tel Aviv, career advancement programming, tours of the country and more. Scholarships of up to $4500 available!  http://www.topisraelinterns.com

You can find the list here:

https://jobmob.co.il/blog/internships-in-israel


 

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Annamie Paul Joins Hillel Ontario

Last month Hillel Ontario heard from Annamie Paul, leader of the Green Party of Canada. After winning the leadership race back in October of 2020, Annamie became the first Black person and first Jewish woman to lead a federal Canadian political party. Since then, she has been speaking to Canadians all across the country, spreading messages of hope and inspiration, during a time where these moments are a rarity. No matter the political orientation of the Zoom attendees of this fireside chat, everyone walked away with a few life lessons up their sleeve.

Here are some of my biggest takeaways. First, Annamie spoke about following your passion, a message that I know many students needed to hear. When I graduated from grade 12, I was constantly asked where I saw myself in five years, ten years, and sometimes even twenty years. Although I was asked with the best intentions, I’ve always felt overwhelming pressure to envision a clear career path. Annamie dispelled this myth by referencing the enjoyment associated with the process of discovering your passion rather than having a final goal in mind, and Annamie’s enthusiasm for human rights through a policy lens has shaped the course of her life. Second, Annamie spoke about the importance of speaking up in the face of injustice. Whether you consider yourself an advocate or not, Annamie highlighted the need to follow your moral compass, never remaining complicit. Following Annamie’s time as the leader of the Green Party, it is clear that she isn’t afraid to use her voice and position to shine light on racism, antisemitism, and sexism. These are two lessons I think everyone can learn from.

Annamie spoke about growing up in Toronto Centre (the riding where she will be running in the next federal election), her career as an international lawyer, and her decision to enter politics. As someone who doesn’t fit the mold of a traditional politician, Annamie referenced about the challenges that she’s faced as a Black, Jewish woman. Racism, antisemitism, and sexism were all constant throughout her leadership campaign, and her six months leading the Green Party. 

Throughout Annamie’s talk, I learned about the importance of elevating voices that have previously gone unheard. In a predominantly white space, Hillel students and staff need to work hard to ensure that Jews of Colour feel welcomed. 

After 45 minutes, the latter half of which consisted of an insightful Q&A, Annamie mentioned that she would love to be invited back to another Hillel Ontario fireside chat. For now, I’ll take Annamie’s lessons with me while looking forward to hearing about all of her accomplishments in a year from now.

  • Skylar Banks, Guelph Hillel
Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaboration Breeds Diversity and Inclusion

Collaborating with other student organizations allows us to diversify the students at our events, build coalitions, establish good rapport with other student groups and broaden the topics of the content that we deliver. 

This past month, we had the privilege of working with the Waterloo and Laurier chapters of Menstruation Redefined, which is committed to helping with the “institutional and social barriers surrounding menstruation that risk the health, well-being, and daily lives of many.” This mission resonated with us at Hillel because we understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion for all. These are values that we hold as Jews, and want to embody at Hillel. 

We joined forces to produce a fun evening of trivia and learning. The event allowed us to reach new students, educate others on Jewish practice for those who menstruate, and learn more about Menstruation Redefined’s mission. Collaborative events like this allow us to understand key issues and causes that other student-run campus groups advocate for and to build strong allyships and ensure that we propel Hillel’s values forward, such as inclusion and equity.

Jessica Bloom, HIllel Waterloo Student President
Veronica Grad, Hillel Laurier Student President

X