Jewish Life on Campus

York Hillel is the center for Jewish life at York University. With a large and diverse Jewish population at York U, York Hillel provides unique opportunities for students to explore their own Jewish identity in a variety of ways. We offer programs created by students for students to engage them in the most meaningful experiences. Whether your interests lie in Jewish Life and Education, Tzedek and Social Action, Arts and Culture, Athletics, Israel, Leadership Development or anything in between, opportunities for involvement exist through York Hillel.

Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC)

Hillel is very fortunate to partner with the Orthodox Union/Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU/JLIC). JLIC strives to engage and educate Jewish students from varied backgrounds on campus by providing avenues for spiritual development and exploration. By placing warm, friendly, and talented educators on campus, JLIC inspires young adults to take ownership and responsibility for their Jewish lives and Jewish communities. JLIC provides regular classes on a wide variety of topics both on and off campus, hosts social events throughout the year, and has a weekly minyan at the BAYT.

For more information about JLIC, please contact Rabbi Aaron Greenberg at


The Jewish Russian Israeli Initiative Jewski is the group for Russian speaking students on campus. It is designed to connect Russian speaking students to each other as well as to the greater Jewish community on campus. Programs range from paid internships, social and cultural programming, “Novyy god” and holiday celebrations as well as an opportunity to participate in our elite J.Lead Training Program.

Once a Jewski, always a Jewski!