Monday, May 8, 2017
Toronto, ON – Today, Canadian Hillels in partnership with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) released Going Somewhere? The Canadian Guide to Jewish Campus Life.
Inspired by the Maclean’s annual university guide, Going Somewhere? provides students with information about Jewish life on more than twenty campuses across Canada, as well as tips on how Jewish students can make the most of their first-year experience.
Going Somewhere? includes campus-by-campus details on everything from Jewish student population numbers, access to kosher food, Jewish studies programs, academic exchanges with Israeli schools, and popular housing locations for Jewish students – as well as Jewish social opportunities, such as holiday parties hosted by Hillel. Going Somewhere? also provides information about Jewish and pro-Israel campus advocacy opportunities, as well as paid internships offered by Hillel.
Marc Newburgh, CEO of Hillel Ontario – the largest Hillel affiliate in Canada and around the world – issued the following statement:
“We are proud to publish the first coast-to-coast Canadian guide to Jewish life on campus. For Jewish students, the university experience provides a unique opportunity to connect with their community, shape their Jewish identity for the long-term, and develop skills by engaging in Jewish and pro-Israel advocacy. Our hope is that Going Somewhere? will prove a valuable resource for students and their families.”
Judy Zelikovitz, Vice President of University and Local Partner Services at CIJA, added:
“CIJA is pleased to have contributed to Going Somewhere? – an outstanding new guide to Jewish life at Canadian universities. As the only Jewish student organization with staff on-the-ground at schools across the country, Hillel offers an unparalleled window into everything Jewish on campus. The practical advice and campus-by-campus details in Going Somewhere? make for required reading for every Jewish student as they consider their options for the fall.”
To download a free copy of Going Somewhere? The Canadian Guide to Jewish Campus Life, visit www.gettheguide.ca.
Hillel Ontario seeks to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. As an affiliate of the largest Jewish student organization in the world, and now the largest global regional Hillel system, Hillel Ontario works to amplify Jewish campus life across nine universities, with a combined Jewish student population of over 13,000.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) is the advocacy agent of the Jewish Federations of Canada. CIJA’s Campus Team engages university administrations and faculty while providing innovative resources to Hillels and Jewish students, empowering them to build support for Israel and Jewish causes.
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Associate Director, Advocacy
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The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)