Hillel has always been a home away from home for students at McMaster and a key contributor to the growing Hamilton Jewish Community. 

This year McMaster Hillel and the students have:


Built an alumni network


Facilitated a Grad & young professional community in Hamilton


Volunteered with many social service agencies to provide much-needed connection & people power for vulnerable populations.


Provided space for students from all backgrounds & identities to be seen and find community


Raise awareness around antisemitism


Supported the growth of Hamilton synagogue life


Educated the next generation of Hamilton Jews at Hebrew Schools, Bnei Mitzvah clubs, and Jewish youth groups

All this work would not be possible without the support of the community McMaster services and those connected to McMaster. This year help us reach our $25,000 goal to ensure next year’s Hillel can continue to thrive!

Thank you to our corporate sponsors that ensure our student’s hearts, minds, and souls are well nourished.


Hillel provides opportunities for students to connect, learn, and grow in many different ways through innovative programming


Bagels & Beyond:

A weekly lunch to bring the community together


Holiday Program:

A fun, interactive opportunity for people to explore how holidays connect to their lives


Cooking Class:

Learning how to cook and about the origin of various Jewish foods






Education Week


Israel Week:

Raise awareness and education about the many aspects of Israel through a week-long experience including a shuk, speakers, art activities, and more!


Bagels & Beyond:

Sponsor Bagels and Beyond for the year


Sponsor a Fellowship:

The Jewish Learning Fellowship, Jewish Adulting, Israel Learning Fellowship, a cooking fellowship or another group-based opportunity to cultivate learning & community