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


 

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 and build momentum in moving toward specific goals.

Adding to the sense of newness and adventure, the third post-holidays Torah portion of Lekh Lekha, which was read this past Shabbat, begins with Abraham receiving divine instructions to leave his home and begin a journey to a new land.  Commentators highlight the uncertainty inherent in the command’s wording: instead of being directed to a specific place, Abraham, at least initially, is told to go “to the land that I will show you,” a vague and undisclosed destination. While he is promised blessings galore for his obedience, setting out requires an element of faith and quite a bit of trust as he leaves his home land and father’s house for somewhere new.

While it’s certainly several orders of magnitude smaller than the journey Abraham undertook, Hillel Ontario is trying something new this week: we’re introducing a new section to our regular newsletters and will be including a d’var Torah to showcase our students’ and staff’s skills and present our readers with a bit of Jewish learning. We hope you’ll find these commentaries inspiring and meaningful and that they’ll provide a glimpse of the Hillel Ontario community that spans our nine campuses.

A Message from Hillel Ontario’s Student Presidents

A Message from Hillel Ontario’s Student Presidents

Dear students, parents, supporters, and other members of the Ontario Jewish community,

We are writing to you as the Hillel presidents representing nine universities across Ontario. 

We are often asked what it’s like to be a Jewish student on campus. And, in previous years, we would have taken a more upbeat approach to answering that question. The truth is that things have changed over the past 5 months.

Prior to this spring’s war in Israel, we had never experienced the level of vitriol and backlash that we did recently. We were caught off guard. Many Jewish students lost friendships and severed connections that had been created over many years. Our mental health was stretched to the limit; we have felt burnt out, isolated and anxious.  Even now, with autumn upon us, we are still feeling the exhausting effects of a summer spent advocating for the well-being of our fellow Jewish students. 

Walking back onto campus this week, it was difficult to see some students obviously (and understandably) anxious – both because of the pandemic, and because of the antisemitism Jewish students have experienced over the past several months. At the same time, we also feel more empowered than ever to proclaim pride in our Jewish identity, bolstered by the tremendous support we have felt from across the community.  

Whether you are a first year student, a parent, a sibling, an alum, or simply a member of the community concerned about what seems like an endless barrage of attacks aimed at Jewish students on campus, we want to assure you that as Hillel presidents, we are deeply committed to our roles and responsibilities. We hear your concerns. And, we are proud to serve the current and future Jewish students we support.  

We are working to build relationships with student governments, clubs, interfaith groups, faculty, and administrators on each of our campuses. We continue to empower our peers to learn, to educate, and to advocate for the issues close to our hearts. And, we continue to provide a safe and welcoming community for Jewish students, both on and off campus. 

We also seek to increase resources and staff available to our students so that no one feels unsupported or ill-prepared. We want Jewish students to feel like they can be their entire selves without having to hide a Magen David or avoid conversations about Judaism, Zionism or Israel. 

As we move into a new Jewish year and a new school year, we wish we could say with more certainty exactly what is to come in the next few months. However, it would be naive to do so. Instead, we would like to take this opportunity to commit to you that we will continue to have challenging, but necessary, dialogue with allies across campus. We will continue to support our peers when they feel uncomfortable. And, we will continue to ask for help when we need it. 

Time and time again, our collective history has proven that in a proud, empowered, and united community there is strength, and that from one another we can draw resilience. 

L’shana Haba on quieter, more inclusive campuses. 

Ariel Oren, Guelph Hillel
Evan Kanter, Hillel Student Leader Representative, Hillel UofT
Nathaniel Katz, Queen’s Hillel
Shira Miller, Hillel Laurier
Danielle Lebowitz, Hillel Waterloo
Hannah Silverman, McMaster Hillel
Jordan Goldenberg, Hillel Ryerson
Isabel Borisov, Western Hillel
Nicole Bodenstein, York Hillel

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