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Hillel is There for Me: In Person or Online

Being alone and isolated in quarantine has been challenging and difficult for many. But no matter where they are – whether in person or online – Hillel will be there to support our Jewish students and provide a sense of community. For many, Hillel’s programming and engagement has been a light of hope and provided…

A Letter of Thanks For the Hartman Israel Trip in December 2019

By Ariel, Jewish student leader at Guelph University  “Find community in a cacophony of voices, not an echo chamber of tribalism.” This particular line has been replaying in my mind ever since I heard it on the trip. Community is felt on many scales, from as small as my close circle of family and friends,…

8 Gays of Channukah

By Gil Segev, Hillel York York University has been in the media a lot in recent months. Often, what gets left on the cutting room floor is the voice of students, particularly Jewish students. I think this is what I value most about my role as LGBTQ+ engagement intern for Hillel York- that I get…

Redefining Philanthropy

Written By: Adam Hummel  The word “philanthropy” or the title “philanthropist” is often attributed to the mega-wealthy. To be called a philanthropist these days seems to connote that one has really made it in this world – but should that really be the case?  If you consider where the word “philanthropist” comes from, it is…

Holocaust Education Week on Campus

Hillel is built on values of inclusivity and anti-hate, educating younger generations and a dedication to lifelong learning. It is important that we continue to share stories and difficult conversations. As Elie Wiesel said: “Only in remembering what happened to us, can the world assure that it will not happen to others.” Hillel Ontario’s nine…

New Year, New Me: Our Resolutions for 5780

Shanah Tovah! We hope your Rosh Hashanah was surrounded by friends and family, and lots of delicious apples and honey! As we enter 5780, staff and students across Hillel Ontario took the time to reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the new year.   “Our resolution for 5780 is to interact with…

Be Part of Our Story

Sadly, anti-Jewish sentiment isn’t new. As the Passover Haggadah tells us, each generation in history witnesses actions against the Jewish people, with our continuing existence serving as testimony to our resilience and communal strength. Just as Pharaoh in the Passover story took action against our ancestors, some have carried this legacy of bigotry and intolerance…

Give Your Matzah a Makeover!

Spring has sprung (sort of), exams are in session, and Passover has arrived! Matzah, eaten on its own, is very dry and a bit flavourless, but it doesn’t have to be. Check out our favourite ways to eat matzah for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert! Breakfast Ideas Avocado Matzah Your favourite breakfast doesn’t need to…

Best Jewish Characters on TV

It’s always a pleasant surprise to see Jewish characters on major television series. We instantly feel a connection to them and enjoy the Jewish references, such as Shabbat dinners and Jewish holidays. Over the years, we have been introduced to a number of memorable Jewish television characters in both starring and supporting roles. Here are…

The Story of Purim (Told Only in Emojis)

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