Saying Yes

Saying Yes

I hate the word “no”. Which is why I always start the school year with a values exercise with Hillel Ontario’s Strategy Team that underscores the importance of saying “yes”. We believe that everything is possible. So, when two of my staff came to me in the summer,...
A Message To Our Community

A Message To Our Community

As we closely watch the events unfolding at the Israel-Gaza border over the past few weeks, Hillel Ontario is deeply anguished. On the one hand, Jewish tradition teaches us to treasure every human life, and we are saddened by, and mourn this week’s deaths. We are also...
Statement on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Statement on Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

With the devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in recent days, the affected communities, students, and our colleagues at local Hillels in the southern states are constantly on our mind. We wish them strength during this difficult and challenging time. Hillel...
Meet Seth

Meet Seth

Who Are You? Name: Seth Goren Position: Vice President, Education and Engagement Hometown: Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA (just outside of Philadelphia) Where did you go to college/university? I went to the University of Pennsylvania for what seemed like forever...
MEET LILY

MEET LILY

Who Are You? Name: Lily Fostikova. Position: Program Coordinator, Russian Speaking Initiative (Jewski). Hometown: Richmond Hill/ Moscow. Where did you go to college/university: UTSC.   Joining The Family What is your role on campus: Engagement. What are you...
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