Parshat Pekudei

Parshat Pekudei

Weekly D’var: Pekudei – Orly Aziza, Hillel York This week’s Torah portion is heavily focused on the technical measurements and details of the building of the Mishkan, the Tabernacle. However, hidden amongst the measurement of gold and silver is a message about...
Stronger Together!

Stronger Together!

Over this past Family Day Weekend, I spent a lot of time reflecting both about the challenges we face, but also about the incredible strength and resiliency of this community. Jewish students are often at the forefront of hate and discrimination on campus and online,...
Parshat Ki Tisa

Parshat Ki Tisa

Weekly D’var: Ki Tisa – Jacob Brickman, Hillel Waterloo Parshat Ki Tisa is one of the longest weekly portions we read from the Torah and contains some of its best-known imagery. After forty days atop Sinai, God gives Moses the tablets containing the Ten Commandments....
A Job at Hillel to a Lifetime Together

A Job at Hillel to a Lifetime Together

We have both spent the bulk of our professional careers thus far supporting Canada’s Jewish community: Rob, for Hillel Ontario and UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, and myself for the Montreal Jewish community and eventually Hillel Ontario.  On September 23rd, 2019,...
Love Grows in the York Lounge

Love Grows in the York Lounge

When we were both in first year at York University, I would occasionally see Nissim at the York library or at synagogue. It wasn’t until March 24th, 2016 when we were both at a Hillel Purim Party in downtown Toronto when we finally met. I would attend Hillel...
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