Written by Leor Naftali, McMaster Hillel Israel Committee and Hasbara Fellow
This past semester, McMaster Hillel held yet another successful Israeli Wine and Cheese. This event takes place annually at the University Club and is always a huge success! The overall theme varies from year to year, highlighting different aspects about Israel such as it’s booming technological development and innovative agricultural production to name a few. This year, McMaster Hillel decided to take a new approach and highlight the humanitarian aid that Israel provides on a global scale.
There was an extraordinary turn out from members of our diverse student body, faculty, as well as members of the local Jewish community. This event not only provided delicious kosher wine and cheese, but attendees also had the opportunity to learn from many informative and interesting presentations created by Hillel students. Guests were able to visit the numerous stations, and learn about the many Israeli humanitarian organizations and the incredible lifesaving aid they provide worldwide. Special acknowledgment goes out to our Israel committee for all of their hard work and effort that made this such a wonderful evening and to Hasbara Fellowships for providing the research materials and to CIJA and Hillel for helping us to fund the event.