Jewish Justice

Jewish Justice

What is Jewish Justice? What does the intersection of these terms mean? Tzedek, the Hebrew term for righteousness, fairness or justice, is one of the oldest teachings in Judaism. While this term dates back pretty much as far as it goes, it can mean so many different...
Yom Kippur for Everyone

Yom Kippur for Everyone

In Judaism, the concept of Pikuach Nefesh teaches us that saving a life or preserving one’s health takes precedence over all Mitzvot (commandments). Pikuach nefesh Pikuach nefesh (Hebrew: פיקוח נפש, IPA: [piˈkuaχ ˈnefeʃ], “saving a life”) describes the...
Reflecting on the past year

Reflecting on the past year

Written by: Sarah Springer and Nathaniel Katz There is no question that this year was hard, and undoubtedly harder for some than others. Last March, almost overnight the entire world changed. Hillel, like most others, wasn’t ready. What we held as the base of...

Community COVID resources

Queen’s University COVID-19 Updates Stay safe and stay healthy. Keep yourself up-to-date about Queen’s COVID-19 updates and more by following this link to the Queen’s online resources. Expanded Mental Health Services The province of Ontario has...
Welcome Back 2020

Welcome Back 2020

Dear Friends, My name is Yos Tarshish and I am the new Assistant Director and lead professional for Queen’s Hillel. Last week I relocated to Kingston from London, ON together with my wife, Leora, who is also joining the Queen’s Hillel team as our Senior Jewish...
Dear Hillel…Thank you

Dear Hillel…Thank you

Written By: Sarah Mandel Dear Queen’s Hillel, I’ve had a lot of free time open up recently to reflect on my final year at Queen’s and, needless to say, it wasn’t how I visualized it back in September. This school year was definitely different from past years, but not...


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