5 Movies To Watch On One Foot

by | Jan 25, 2018 | Hillel Ontario, On One Foot | 0 comments

Winter is the perfect time for movie night! Bundle up in bed with a hot cup of tea or cocoa and watch one of our favourite on one foot picks! Whether you like action, romance, or animation, this list includes a movie for everyone!

 

Footloose


This musical is loosely based on true events, telling the story of a man who moved from the great city of Chicago to a small, rural town, where dancing and rock music is banned. The movie was released in 1984 and made a total of $80 million at the box office. While the characters in the movie have to hide their enthusiasm and love for dancing, we will be proudly dancing on one foot until February 10th.

 

Step Up


Step Up, released in 2006, shows how an unprivileged boy and a wealthy dancer end up working together. The romantic movie stars Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum as the main characters and is the first part of a five-movie series. In Step Up 1, Jenna Tatum Dewan is dancing on one foot A LOT! We challenge you to count how many times throughout the movie she is dancing on one foot, secretly supporting our campaign.

 

Karate Kid


Karate Kid is a 1984 film, which tells the story of a bullied teenager. A martial arts master agreed to train the teenager, so that he will learn to defend himself against his bullies. The movie is famous for its cover, where the main character practices karate, standing on one foot, just like we do for our campaign. In 2010 a remake of the martial arts classic was released starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.

 

Happy Feet


The computer-animated musical, Happy Feet, was released in 2006 and features the voices of Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, and Nicole Kidman. The Warner Brothers movie won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. In the world of penguins, the right song will bring you together with your soul mate. Unfortunately, the main character doesn’t have a singing voice, but he doesn’t let that bring him down. Rather than singing, he introduces the art of dancing to his fellow penguins and wins everyone’s hearts. Rather than winning over people by dancing, we decided to take over the world on one foot.

 

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Produced by Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey, this Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture movie is one that every foodie will appreciate. The Hundred-Foot Journey tells the story of an Indian family, who decides to move to France, where they want to open an Indian restaurant. Everything is working out perfectly, until the Michelin chef on the other side of the street meets her new neighbors.
Showcasing the different culinary spectrums, this movie inspires its viewer to go through life with an open mind towards different cultures and traditions. This includes our new tradition of fundraising on one foot.

Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Toronto’s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario Welcomes University of Toronto’s Anti-Semitism Working Group

Hillel Ontario welcomes University of Toronto’s recent launch of a new Anti-Semitism Working Group. The Working Group will review programming, activities, processes, and practices in place at the University of Toronto’s three campuses and develop recommendations to support the University’s response to antisemitism.

“The establishment of a working group focused on antisemitism is a much-needed measure for the University of Toronto,” said Rob Nagus, Senior Director, Hillel UofT. “Too often, Jewish students who have faced antisemitism on campus have felt that their serious concerns around anti-Jewish hate were dismissed. Given the positive impact of recent anti-racism initiatives on the campus community, it is incumbent on our institutions to also address the unique challenges inherent to combating antisemitism.”

“Across the nine campuses we serve, Hillel Ontario is committed to working with all university administrations to champion the voices of Jewish students,” said Marc Newburgh, CEO, Hillel Ontario. “We look forward to supporting the work of the University of Toronto by ensuring these voices are heard and acknowledged. Doing so will help the Working Group better understand how contemporary antisemitism manifests on campus.”

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International recently honoured outstanding Hillels and Hillel professionals for creating innovative Jewish experiences and meaningful connections throughout the pandemic.

Among those recognized was Hillel Ontario, and its Chief Campus and Education Officer, Rabbi Seth Goren.

As a whole, Hillel Ontario – the largest regional Hillel in the world – was honoured with The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Innovation Award. This recognition is awarded to a Hillel for its creation of innovative processes that refresh, reinvent or revolutionize the relationships, communities and experiences helping students engage in Jewish self-authorship, or for helping staff improve the impact of their work by encouraging reasonable and calculated risk-taking, exploration, and curiosity.

In addition, Rabbi Seth Goren was honoured with The Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Award for his passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community, for enriching the lives of Hillel students and for ensuring that the organization reflects a culture of excellence.

I am privileged to work with such a talented, caring, and resilient group of campus professionals, led by Rabbi Seth Goren” said Hillel Ontario CEO, Marc Newburgh. “While confronted with so many significant challenges, this team has done an incredible job inspiring, supporting and empowering our students, creating meaningful and reimagined opportunities for connection that amplify Jewish campus life.”

About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.

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