On One Foot Playlist – Top Ten Songs

by | Jan 31, 2017 | Entertainment, Hillel Ontario, On One Foot | 0 comments

This top 10-song list has been especially curated to get you in the groove for On One Foot.

Jump – The Pointers Sisters
Fun Fact: This On One Foot hit was featured in the 1993 TV commercial for the film, Super Mario Bros.

 

Jump – Kris Kross
Fun Fact: “Jump” uses samples more than 6 different songs, including “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5, “Impeach the President” by The Honey Drippers, “Midnight Theme” by Manzel, “Escape-Ism” by James Brown, and “Saturday Night” by Schoolly D. We challenge you to listen to this song and jump on one foot every time the singers say “JUMP”.

 

Jump Around – House Of Pain
Fun Fact: “Jump Around” was featured in more than 16 movies and TV shows. The song repeats the word “jump” more than 105 times. Can you jump that often on one foot without falling down?

 

Stanky Legg – GS Boyz
Fun Fact: According to the Urban Dictionary, the stanky legg is a “dance that makes you look stupid”. Joining On One Foot won’t! We promise!

 

6 Foot 7 Foot – Lil Wayne
Fun Fact: Lil Wayne was trying to imitate the movie Inception in the video clip to “6 Foot 7 Foot”.

Hokey Pokey
Fun Fact: Some scholars found similar dances and lyrics to the “Hokey Pokey” dating back to the 17th century. They will also be able to find similar dance moves on the On One Foot website here.

 

Fancy Footwork – Chromeo

Fun Fact: The lead singer of Chromeo, David Maclovitch, is a French professor at a university in the US. He won an award for sexiest Professor in North America. We are wondering if he would still be considered the “sexiest professor” performing his song “Fancy Footwork” while standing on one foot.

 

Banana Boat Song (It’s six foot, seven foot, eight foot – Bunch)
Fun Fact: This Jamaican classic was covered more than 19 times!

Get On The Good Foot – James Brown
Fun Fact: James Brown was the founding godfather of soul. He figured out the secret behind standing on one foot- all you have to do is find your “Good Foot”.

Get On Your Feet – Gloria Estefan
Fun Fact: Before the singer became famous, she was working at an airport as a translator. She must have been amazing at her job, as the CIA tried to recruit her. Luckily, she turned down the offer.

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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