8 Foodie Blogs You Have To Follow Now

by | Nov 25, 2017 | Entertainment, Food, Fun, Hillel Ontario | 0 comments

It’s winter, which means we’ll be spending a lot more time indoors. Where better to be than the kitchen! If you are looking to experiment with easy, yet healthy recipes, you should definitely check out these blogs!

  1. What Jew Wanna Eat
    You might have noticed that we love sharing content posted by What Jew Wanna Eat on Instagram. On her Kosher Cooking Blog and Instagram account, Amy Kritzer gives traditional, delicious Jewish recipes a modern twist. Amy’s recipes range from gluten free delights to healthy beverages and comforting classics for Jewish holidays.

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  2. The Science of Baking
    Do you prefer baking with visuals? Then this blog is just what you need! Max Gelkopf, a student at Guelph Hillel, started his own baking blog with his father. Every recipe they post is accompanied by supporting photos of each step. This way you can be sure that your cookies turn out exactly how they’re supposed to.

    ©The Science of Baking


  3. Joy of Kosher
    Jamie Geller, the creative head and talented cook behind Joy of Kosher, started out as a “bride who knew nothing”. In order to keep her family happy, she started working on different easy, delicious recipes and collected them all on her website. Now Jamie is famous for her amazing creations, with her own cooking magazine, a TV show, and a section in the New York Times. Follow her on her blog, and learn many of her easy recipes to make your Jewish Mommy proud!

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  4. Jewlish
    Are you obsessed with Tasty videos? Stop what you’re doing and check out Jewlish – the kosher, better version of Tasty. Whether you just want to learn how to make Aroma’s ice coffee on a hot summer day, or you want to impress your date with a fancy, Spanish salmon paella, Jewlish will have the recipe you need.

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  5. My Name Is Yeh
    Last year, Hillel UofT was lucky enough to get a visit from Molly Yeh during the On One Foot campaign. The amazing, talented cook shared some of her recipes and tricks with our students. If you weren’t fortunate enough to join the event, you should definitely check out Molly’s blog! In her words “most of [her] posts include recipes inspired by [her] Jewish and Asian roots and [her] new midwestern surroundings.”

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  6. Gluten Free Loving
    Sushi, coffee, salad, cupcakes, burgers, pasta, noodles, you name it! Guelph Hillel’s own Riley Noik started an Instagram account, capturing her gluten free life and trust us, your mouth is going to be watering when looking at all the delicious dishes Riley gets to enjoy. Who would have thought that living and loving gluten free could be that much fun?

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  7. Cooking With Brian
    Have you ever made Israeli Salad at home? Or Shakshuka? Western Hillel’s Brian Friedman will teach you all the basics you need to know to become a great Israeli chef! Brian doesn’t have his own blog, but he shares his amazing, mouthwatering videos on the Western IOC’s Facebook page. Click here to watch them – trust us, it’s so worth it!

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  8. Gather a Table
    Have you met Dan Hadad, our Interim Director at Hillel York and Innovation Consultant? Turns out, his sister, Sina Mizrahi, has a talent we didn’t know about- cooking! And guess what? She shares her heavenly creations with the world on her blog. Focusing on fresh and healthyfood as a source of wellness, and sustainability”, her blog doesn’t only offer yummy recipes, but also beautiful photography.

    ©Gather A Table

Weekly D’var: Netzavim

Weekly D’var: Netzavim

This week’s parsha, Nitzavim, begins with an expression of the universality of God’s covenant with the Israelites. It wasn’t enough to say ‘all of you’ who are standing before God, rather, we are given a list of all those assembled before Moses as he instructed them before they entered the land of Israel. In this list, we see a hierarchy of social and religious significance; we are told that among those present are tribal leaders, elders, officials, men who have households, children, wives, and ‘strangers’, the servants.

Moses continues to remind the Israelites of God’s actions during their journey out of Egypt, the commandments they have been given, and the consequences of both living by and living against the conditions of the covenant. There are warnings of curses and anger and wrath and promises of blessing and sustenance and reward. This is, at its simplest, Moses’ final attempt to give the Israelites a moral compass, a sense of right and wrong in God’s eyes, as they finally cross into the land promised to their ancestors, but without Moses’ leadership.

There is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful pieces of language in the Torah towards the end of Moses’ instructions to the Israelites (Deut. 30 12-16):

[This instruction] is not in the heavens, that you should say, “Who among us can go up to the heavens and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?” Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who among us can cross to the other side of the sea and get it for us and impart it to us, that we may observe it?” No, the thing is very close to you, in your mouth and in your heart, to observe it. I set before you this day life and prosperity, death and adversity. For I command you this day, to love your God, to walk in God’s ways, and to keep God’s commandments, God’s laws, and God’s rules, that you may thrive and increase, and that your God may bless you in the land that you are about to enter and possess.

As Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur near again, this week’s parsha is a reminder that when we are celebrating, showing humility and remorse, asking one another and God for forgiveness, we are equal. The opportunity to act righteously, care for ourselves and others around us, and enjoy prosperity is accessible and within the reach of every one of us, regardless of privilege and position, as is the opportunity near to us to turn from our misdeeds and transgressions towards goodness in the new year.

Shanah Tovah U’metuka
A Happy and Sweet 5783!

A New Hillel Home in Kingston!

A New Hillel Home in Kingston!

Kingston, ON – September 21, 2022

For 50 years, the Otterburn House in Kingston, Ontario was the home of Queen’s Hillel. Since 2018, however, Queen’s Hillel has been without a permanent location, necessitating the use of temporary rental space on-campus.

Over the past year, Beth Israel Synagogue invested in an intensive rejuvenation project to give the Otterburn House its first major update since 1992. Today, with the invaluable support of two community visionaries, we are excited to share that our Queen’s Hillel staff, Yos and Leora Tarshish, will be making the Otterburn House both their own home, and a renewed base for Queen’s Hillel. By creating a welcoming community grounded in their own lives, Yos and Leora will serve as a model for what Jewish living in all of its dimensions can be, and leverage the successful models of Base and Moishe House.

On behalf of Hillel Ontario, Chief Executive Officer, Rabbi Seth Goren said the following:

“Hillel Ontario has been striving to ensure that Queen’s Hillel once again had a space to meaningfully engage Jewish students in Kingston. Yos and Leora Tarshish have been working tirelessly to nurture strong and resilient Jewish students, build innovative micro-communities, and empower the next generation of community advocates. With the invaluable support of community philanthropists who are committed to the Kingston community, and to the future of Jewish students at Queen’s, Hillel Ontario could not be more pleased to see Hillel once again have a permanent home in Kingston.”

On behalf of Queen’s Hillel, Director, Yos Tarshish said the following:

“Leora and I are incredibly excited to be moving into the Otterburn House, and welcoming a new generation of Jewish students into a space that holds such a special place in the history of Queen’s Hillel. The space has been lovingly restored by the hard work of the Beth Israel Otterburn Committee, led by Arnie Palmer, Michael Springer, Richard Kizell and Mark Malinoff, and it is a true testament to the vigour and tenacity of the Kingston Jewish community. Jewish student life has been steadily growing in Kingston for more than a decade, and Hillel is at the forefront of ensuring that the Jewish community on campus is both vibrant and inclusive. We are honoured to engage Jewish students on campus in Kingston, and are immensely grateful for the opportunity to bring Hillel activities back to Otterburn.”

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Hillel Ontario is the largest regional Hillel in the world, serving nine universities, with a combined Jewish student population of 14,000.

For additional information, please contact:

Jay Solomon
Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
jay.solomon@hillelontario.org

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