This week, Hillels across Canada, with the support of CIJA, released the second annual Going Somewhere? The Canadian Guide to Jewish Campus Life.
Inspired by the Maclean’s annual university guide, Going Somewhere? provides students with information about Jewish life on campus across Canada, as well as tips on how Jewish students can make the most of their university experience.
This year’s Going Somewhere? includes 20+ Canadian campus profiles and important information about Jewish life on campus (including access to kosher food, housing options, Jewish studies programs, and social and pro-Israel advocacy opportunities).
Now more than ever, we must empower students to stand up for Jewish values and causes on campus. Along with a range of information on Jewish campus life, the guide offers tips and insights on how students can become active in Jewish advocacy.
In addition to our contribution to the guide, and the strategic support and professional development we provide Hillel nationwide, CIJA works year-round to empower Jewish and pro-Israel advocates on campus. Each year, we bring approximately 50 non-Jewish student leaders and university administrators on intensive fact-finding missions to Israel. We provide training for students to engage in campus politics and funding for innovative campus advocacy initiatives through our rigorous microgrant program.
As we near the end of the school year, we can be proud of all that we have achieved on campus in collaboration with Hillel, including helping students defeat multiple boycott-divestment-sanctions resolutions, expanding the Canada-Israel academic relationship, and exposing a new cohort of campus influencers to the real Israel.
It gives me great pride to provide you with your own copy of this year’s guide, which you can access by clicking here. I’d also like to thank and acknowledge our colleagues at Hillel Ontario for their significant contribution and leadership to this project.
If you are a student, the parent of a student, or know someone who is about to begin university, please forward this email and encourage them to download a copy as well.
David J. Cape
Chair, The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs