Written By: Cora Miller 

Hi! I’m Cora, the Program Director at Hillel Waterloo. I just moved to town a few weeks ago and am really enjoying the beauty of the Waterloo region. I am not only new to this role, but also new to Canada, as I’ve only lived here for a year. I grew up just outside of Seattle, WA but decided Canada is the place to be after getting an MA in History at the University of Toronto. My research focused on the Holocaust in Lithuania and the emotional entanglements of the Jewish police and others in the Kovno ghetto. I am excited to continue working in a Jewish and university setting where the exchange of ideas, beliefs, and interpretations will be rich and fulfilling.

Some exciting events we have for the year are our bi-weekly Coffee Schmoozes, the annual Bar Mitzvah Bash, and monthly Shabbat dinners. Our Shabbat dinners are a great way to round out a long week, especially when you can’t get home to be with family. Hillel is not only around for social events though. We can help you get to Israel as well as provide assistance in finding religious services and programs over the High Holidays.

Hillel will buy you coffee! I know I never miss an opportunity for free caffeine. I’m on campus constantly so if you’re looking for a study buddy, some chit chat, or just a hello, come find me! I am easily available by text, call and email, and you can even facebook me if that’s convenient. Looking forward to meeting you and good luck on your return to campus!