Out of Sync 2020 Playlist

by | Feb 29, 2020 | Hillel Ontario | 0 comments

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a very restful break and are slowly getting settled back into school. With Out of Sync less than a month away, we have created an Out of Sync 2020 Spotify Playlist to get you pumped for the show! Included in the playlist are songs chosen by each campus that best represent their team. Read more to find out which song each campus chose!

Come Together – Beatles

“Hillel UofT has so many diverse and incredible students coming together to help support Jewish life on campus” Hillel UofT

I Wanna Dance with Somebody – Whitney Houston

“Get ready to feel the music with Queen’s Hillel. A vibrant campus full of fun and with a careful eye on the competition” Queen’s Hillel

Bye Bye Bye – N’Sync

“Hillel Ryerson will be saying “bye bye bye” to the rest of the competition” Hillel Ryerson

Home – Phillip Phillips

‘Whenever you step into Hillel York, you are never alone and they are going to help make this place your home” Hillel York

God’s Plan – Drake

“Western Hillel knows Hashem has the right plan for them” Western Hillel

From Now On – The Greatest Showman

“Hillel Waterloo and Hillel Laurier know they “will come back home” after they win Out of Sync!” Hillel Laurier/Waterloo

A rumour in St. Petersburg- Anastasia

“Confused? Have you guessing? That’s why they chose it” Guelph Hillel

Everybody- Backstreet Boys

“McMaster Hillel wants everybody to know that they’re going to take home the win at Out of Sync!” McMaster Hillel

Happy listening! Is there a song that you would like to hear during the Out of Sync after party? Let us know in the comments! Did you know that a donation of $18 gets you a ticket to see the show and free entry to the after party with open bar? Join the audience and vote for us to win on February 1, 2020 at the Great Hall in Toronto! Click here to claim your tickets.


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.