Classified – September/ October 2016

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The Barry Rubin Prize – Essay Competition, presented by CIJA

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Who? If you are currently studying at a university or a college in Canada this is an amazing opportunity for you to win $500.
What?  Write a 1800-2500 word long essay answering the question “With Iran striving for increased regional influence, what possibilities and limitations exist for enhanced Israel-Arab cooperation?
How? Submit your essay to barryrubinprize@cija.ca in order to take part in the competition.
When? The submission deadline for The Barry Rubin Prize id February 7, 2017. Click here for more information.


CJPAC – School Year Internship

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Who? Students who are enthusiastic and passionate about Canadian politics, the Jewish community and Israel.
What? The Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee (CJPAC) is looking for a school year intern. The Internship Program is 20 hours per week and runs from October 2016 to April 2017.
Highlights include:

  • Support new and exciting programming implemented across the country
  • Support and help implement CJPAC events
  • Help with database management and data entry/administrative tasks
  • Meet and network with political activists and community leaders
  • Opportunities for education and enhancement of your political skills.

When? Your application is due on September 30th, 2016 at 5PM.
How? Click here to apply.


Jewish Family & Child Homework Club – Volunteer Tutor 2016
Jewish Family & Child Homework Club Volunteer Tutor 2016

Who? University students, especially in the Toronto area.
What? JF&CS is looking for volunteers to tutor at the Homework Club. The tutors will provide homework help for students in grades 4 and up. Ideally all tutors will have a good understanding of the school subject areas including: elementary, middle and secondary school subjects, as well as a good understanding of learning disabilities and behavioural issues.
When? Tutor sessions will take place from 6 pm – 7:30 pm for the school year Tuesday or Wednesday.
How? For more information, or to apply please contact Andrea Pines, at 416 638-7800 x 6266, or email apines@jfandcs.com.

 

 

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.”

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International Honours Hillel Ontario

Hillel International recently honoured outstanding Hillels and Hillel professionals for creating innovative Jewish experiences and meaningful connections throughout the pandemic.

Among those recognized was Hillel Ontario, and its Chief Campus and Education Officer, Rabbi Seth Goren.

As a whole, Hillel Ontario – the largest regional Hillel in the world – was honoured with The Eleanor Meyerhoff Katz Innovation Award. This recognition is awarded to a Hillel for its creation of innovative processes that refresh, reinvent or revolutionize the relationships, communities and experiences helping students engage in Jewish self-authorship, or for helping staff improve the impact of their work by encouraging reasonable and calculated risk-taking, exploration, and curiosity.

In addition, Rabbi Seth Goren was honoured with The Richard M. Joel Exemplars of Excellence Award for his passion and outstanding devotion to the Jewish campus community, for enriching the lives of Hillel students and for ensuring that the organization reflects a culture of excellence.

I am privileged to work with such a talented, caring, and resilient group of campus professionals, led by Rabbi Seth Goren” said Hillel Ontario CEO, Marc Newburgh. “While confronted with so many significant challenges, this team has done an incredible job inspiring, supporting and empowering our students, creating meaningful and reimagined opportunities for connection that amplify Jewish campus life.”

About Hillel International
Founded in 1923, Hillel has been enriching the lives of Jewish students for more than 90 years. Today, Hillel International is a global organization that welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Hillel is dedicated to enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.

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