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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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Our Dream Hollywood Cast of Purim: The Movie

Purim is right around the corner, which means it’s time to pull out your costumes, bake some hamentashens and watch your favourite Purim movie. Wait–there aren’t any movies about Purim! There are popular and successful movies about Hanukkah and Passover, but surprisingly there are no well-known Hollywood movies about Purim. The story of Purim is…

StandWithUs Canada and Hillel Ryerson Strongly Condemn Ryerson University’s Social Work Students’ Union for Endorsing BDS

December 2nd, 2018 Toronto, ON, — StandWithUs Canada and Hillel Ryerson, supported by Hillel Ontario, strongly condemn Ryerson University’s Social Work Students’ Union (SWSU) for endorsing Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Though cloaked in deceptive wording about human rights, the ultimate goal of…

Channukah Gift Ideas

Channukah is fast approaching! With the early start to the holiday this year, it’s no surprise we’re behind on our gift buying. Whether it be for Mystery Maccabee or a family gift exchange, check out our list of gift ideas that aren’t just a dreidel or gelt.   1. Out of Sync tickets! Only during Channukah…

Best Musical Songs of All Time

What do lip syncing and musicals have in common? Show tunes! We’ve been talking a lot about our lip sync battle lately, but lip sync performances are really just musicals without the live singing. Some of our Out of Sync performers might be repurposing these musical numbers for their performance, so get familiar with our…