Who is Netta?

If you’ve had an eye on our social media lately, you’ll know we’ve been talking about chickens and toys and music and might have been wondering what it all means. They all have one thing in common: Netta! Now that we’ve announced the Israeli singer as our celebrity guest for Out of Sync, it’s time…

5 Delicious Israeli Chicken Recipes

We’re all familiar with the most classic, Jewish comfort food served at Shabbat dinners around the world, also known as Jewish penicillin- chicken. My mother tends to rotate between the same two kinds of chicken every week, and I have to admit, as much as I love my mom and her amazing cooking skills, sometimes…

Best Lip Sync Battles

Whether it be on RuPaul’s Drag Race or Jimmy Fallon, lip sync battles have become a hilarious and surprisingly competitive trend for our viewing pleasure. It’s not enough just to lip sync anymore – it’s all about the dancing, outfits and overall star factor. Watch these lip-syncers battle it out in this list of some…

Toys Worth Menschioning

Kids may have become more tech-savvy and appear uninterested in toys these days, but most of us remember playing with toys – especially during the Jewish holidays! But just because we’re all grown up doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce or spin the dreidel once in a while! Ranging from Jewish editions of classic toys and…

Scary Movies Made by Jews

October is here, which means it’s time for a night (or several nights) of classic Halloween movie marathons. We’ve rounded up this list of our top five films by Jewish filmmakers that are perfect for the countdown to Halloween.   Source Paranormal Activity – Oren Peli Although the Israeli film director is known for his…

Sukkahs of Instagram

It’s that time of year again! Although Sukkot may be over, there is still time to enjoy some of the decorative Sukkahs featured on Instagram. It’s never too early to start getting inspired for next year! From colourful floral arrangements to sparkling dishware, take a look inside of some of this years most creative Instagrammable…

4 Steps to Forgiveness

Just like the art of apologizing, figuring out how to forgive can be hard work. With Yom Kippur, we not only are offering apologies for our past mistakes, but are also getting and, ideally, accepting apologies from others. For better or worse, Jewish tradition generally requires a person to accept an apology and offer forgiveness…

5 Ways To Be a Better You In The New Year

It’s that time of year to reflect on the past and set goals for the new year, but it’s no secret that Rosh Hashanah resolutions are often unfulfilled. This might be because the process laid out for repententance is pretty onerous, and transformation isn’t always easy.  Regardless, here are five small steps toward self-improvement you…

Theatre Gesher Tickets Contest

Calling all theatre buffs – The Dybbuk is coming to Toronto! We’ve partnered with Show One Productions to bring two Hillel students to the tale of the Jewish Romeo & Juliet.  Complete the form below to be entered to win a pair of tickets to the North American premiere of The Dybbuk on September 29th. Winners…

A Note from Marc Newburgh Fall 2018

Summer is winding down, and more than 400,000 Jewish students are about to return to University and College campuses across North America. Many students will be stepping into an unfamiliar environment as they begin this new chapter in their lives. On their own for the first-time making decisions that will impact their future, they will…