Welcome home, first years!

By: Maddie Elman So…what’s it like being a Jewish frosh on campus? As someone who experienced being a Jewish frosh, all I can tell you is that it is amazing! From bagel brunch, to bar matzah bash and everything in-between, there is never a dull moment. This year, there are some big things in store…

Infinite Possibilities for Learning

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director of Queen’s Hillel Here at Queen’s Hillel, we are kicking off the semester with a bang. The excitement of a new school year is upon us, and almost as soon as students are back on campus, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year will begin. It is quite fitting that all…

If Not Now, Then When?

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director “If I am not for me, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, then when?” (Pirkei Avot, 1:14) These are the famous, iconic words, of Hillel, our namesake. The teachings of this great scholar still resonate with us…

Dear First Year Me

Written by Alana Spira,   Dear First Year Me, Congratulations! You made it out of high school – Here is a list of Do’s and Don’ts to help you make the most of the next four years.   DO go outside of your comfort zone! I know it’s cliché, but the most incredible experiences happen…

I Wouldn’t Trade it for Anything

Written by Sydney Wilson, Media Intern This past month has been one of much excitement here at Queen’s Hillel. We started off with a new and improved (and incredibly successful) version of our annual Bat/Bar Mitzvah Bash, celebrating our lovely presidents, Charlotte and Remi. With drinks, dancing, and tons of excitement, the night went off…

Have a Happy and Joyful Purim!

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director of Queen’s Hillel In the year 357 BCE, Haman, the villain many of us may be familiar with, rose to power as prime minister in Persia, and issued an edict calling for the destruction of the Jewish people. Tomorrow, we celebrate the holiday of Purim, in which we commemorate the…

Stand On One Foot with Quinn

Hi! My name is Quinn Bernholtz and I am so excited to be leading Queen’s 2018 On One Foot Team. I am currently in the final year of my undergraduate degree with a dual focus on Psychology and Sociology. I can’t think of a better way to end my time at Queen’s with this amazing…

More Than Just Snacks

Written by Ashira Prizant, Director at Queen’s Hillel Looking back on this past semester, it’s hard to imagine how much has happened! It feels like just yesterday we were enjoying a delicious barbecue in the sun outside of the Hillel House! Together with the incredible Jewish leaders on this campus (led by the tremendous team…

Holocaust Education Week

Written by Hunter Soll, position General Exec Memeber This month, Queen’s Hillel hosted Holocaust Education Week (HEW) on campus. To commemorate HEW, we held various events each day in order to facilitate discussions about the Holocaust and ensure that the memories of those who experience it live on. Among all of the activities that occurred…

March of the Living Testimonies

Witnesses in Uniform – Dor Kwiatek: I got the opportunity twice to be on the trip to Poland, once during high school from Israel as we go from most schools in 11th grade and the second time during my service in the IDF. The Israeli Defense Force doesn’t just teach its soldiers their professional jobs…