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.

    ©What Jew Wanna Eat


  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.”

    ©My Name Is Yeh

     

     

  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

A Hillel Staff’s Perspective

A Hillel Staff’s Perspective

Students have had a very different academic year. One that they have never experienced before. There has been isolation, lack of extracurricular activities and little to no in-person contact. In a recent McMaster Hillel student executive meeting on zoom, I said “we are in the business of community so we need to think creatively about what it feels like to be part of this community. ” How does one do this in a pandemic, when campus is closed and when we don’t see each other at all? How do we know how each of us are doing? Are we alone? Are we lonely? Are we coping? Do we bring our best selves to a Zoom and then grapple alone with our worries? These are the questions that I struggle with when trying to support a community despite the challenges that exist for us. 

From the beginning, Hillel pulled out all the pandemic stops to connect with students. Shabbat in a box and delivered to you? Yes! Zoom games night? Yes! Mental health and wellness box? Sign up here! We have you covered. These programs and services were created to keep our community together while at our own homes. We are able to connect through a screen and eat dinner, not together, but knowing that there were over 70 students enjoying the same meal in the comfort of their own homes as well. And we connected face to face over Zoom before and after, while enjoying our rugelach, of course!

All of these programs are great, but the individual connections are even more paramount. A text to a student to check in, a happy birthday wish on their special day or an unfortunate condolence call for those who have lost loved ones. For me, it’s putting in the extra effort to make a student feel special and finding ways to do this. Does the student have dietary needs that we can fulfill and can we make this student feel seen in making a special box for them? Did a student forget to sign up for Shabbat but do we have an extra meal for them anyway? Can we put an extra dessert in a bag, just because we know that student had a tough week? Even though we are in Hamilton, can we make an extra effort so our Toronto or out-of-province students also feel a part of our community and send them mailings and deliveries so that they feel part of our programming? Having inclusive programming is a cornerstone of Hillel’s mandate. In a pandemic, even more so. 

I miss seeing the students. I miss hanging out in the Hillel office and chatting over a bagel and cracking jokes over the lineup at the toaster. I miss bumping into students on campus, catching up on their lives, and being part of a place where they come for comfort and support (and food!).    With all the programming and outreach we have done in the past 10 months, I hope that we can continue to maintain our virtual community. That even though we are not in person, our students know we are still here for them. While the medium may have changed, the sentiment certainly has not.

 

 

 

 


Judith Dworkin,
Director, McMaster Hillel

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.”

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