Jay Solomon

Jay HeadshotAn educator by training, Jay Solomon has extensive experience providing innovative consulting to a wide range of stakeholders.  Jay is CIJA’s Associate Director of Campus and works with Hillel’s across the country to provide strategic advocacy support.  Prior to joining CIJA, Jay served as the Manager of The Office of Temporary Use of University Space at York University, where he ensured compliance with university policy and procedures around the allocation of academic and non-academic space.  Jay also has a background as a freelance writer, and has published a wide variety of opinion-editorials and lifestyle features in publications including: Education Week, LifeStyles, Dolce Vita, InSync, City Life, Town Crier and the Canadian Jewish News.

Jay Solomon's Posts

This has been – to put it mildly – an eventful few weeks for Jewish and pro-Israel campus advocacy in Canada. Last week began...

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Reprinted from Times of Israel.  The Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) is a national student association that claims to represent – and work on behalf...

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Reprinted from Times of Israel. Despite boisterous claims of mounting victories, BDS activists aren’t winning many friends. In fact, since 2012, pro-Israel students worked to...

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Within our community, much attention is paid to the antics of a relatively small number of fringe anti-Israel campus activists. Unfortunately, far less attention...

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Reprinted from Times of Israel. A few months back, I wrote about some recent defeats suffered by those advancing Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against...

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It has been a few years in the making, but those who advocate for boycotts against Israel are today facing very tough times. BDS,...

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With all the commentary about last week’s vote at the United Nations Security Council, over the issue of Israeli settlements, it’s hard to cut...

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It’s almost impossible to believe that this September 11th will mark the 15-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. September 11th, 2001, was my...

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What can one say about the tragic, horrific, despicable and truly unnecessary terror on the streets of Tel Aviv late yesterday? What words of...

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IYLP 2016 group photo

Participants from this year’s IYLP fact-finding mission in Israel This month, CIJA’s Exchange will highlight various articles dealing with life on campus for Jewish...

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It’s time to call a spade a spade: we are facing an education crisis that has the potential to have serious, lasting implications on...

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The future of any society rests on the foundation of its youth. University and college students from coast-to-coast represent the best and the brightest...

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With approximately 25,000 young members of our community on campus in Ontario, much attention is placed on what life is like for Jewish students. ...

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The old joke goes — if you ask three Jews for their opinion on something, you’ll get five different responses.  I don’t think it’s...

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