Back, and Better Than Ever!

Written by Evan, Jeremy & Ruth, Hillel York Staff

With the strike now finally behind us, we can look forward to what we know will be an amazing school year! There are so many new and exciting developments taking place within our space and we wanted to share some of them with you below.  

Our first exciting announcement is that the Hillel York lounge has undergone some major changes in the form of new furniture, a new tv, and a few other surprises you’ll have to come by and see for yourself! All of these things come as a direct result of the amazing effort our York students put forward in our On One Foot Fundraiser.

We are also thrilled to welcome a new team of student executive members who can’t wait to meet all of you and help make Hillel York a thriving and dynamic club that will cater to the wants and interests of every Jewish student at York.

In addition to new student leadership, we are welcoming some amazing new staff as well. First, we are thrilled to introduce Ruth Chitiz as our new Advocacy Coordinator. She’s really excited to meet everyone and to start building enduring relationships with students and campus clubs. Ruth graduated with a Masters in Religious Philosophy from Queen’s University. Her research background is in Islamic Studies, and her Masters thesis discusses the challenges modern secular discourse has with creating a space for religious narratives. Also, come by to say shalom to Afek Katz, our new Shinshin! Afek was born in Eilat and can’t wait to bring his own brand of Israel to our student lounge.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Kick-Off Lunch coming up on Wednesday, September 5th. Also, be sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram pages to see all of our other upcoming events taking place throughout the month.