Antisemitism is seeing an alarming spike, and Jewish students are experiencing a wave of discrimination and hatred on campus and online.
It is now more important than ever for Jewish students and our allies to stand together against antisemitism and all forms of hatred on campus.
We are asking you to join us by taking the pledge.
Together we can make a difference.
Anna Muller, Wilfrid Laurier University Hillel President
Atara Lipetz, McMaster University Hillel President
Dylan Brown, Hillel Ontario in Kingston Co-President
Darwin Pitts, University of Ottawa Hasbara Canada Fellow
Elad Dekel, University of Toronto Hillel Student Leader
Georgia Gardner, Queen’s University Hillel President
Jacob Burman, York University Hillel Social Justice Intern
Jessie Aviv, Hillel Ontario in Kingston Co-President
Jordy Cohen, Western University Hillel President
Jori Reiken, University of Waterloo Hillel President
Lauren Schwartz, Western University Hasbara Canada Fellow
Max Rotenberg, University of Toronto Mississauga
StandWithUs Canada Emerson Fellow
Michael Mandel, York University StandWithUs Canada
Sammy Bergman, University of Guelph Hillel President
Yishai Dishy, Toronto Metropolitan University Hillel Jewish Cultural/Israel Leader & StandWithUs Canada Emerson Fellow
Amit Rozenblum, University of Toronto Hillel Director
Rabbi Ben Shefter, McMaster University Hillel Director
Gila Cotler, University of Guelph Hillel Director
Jessie Greenspan, Toronto Metropolitan University
Katie Goldig, Western University Hillel Director
Marni Riese, Waterloo/Laurier University Hillel Director
Noa Benchaya, Hasbara Canada Campus Advisor
Rebecca Katzman, StandWithUs Canada Senior Director
of Campus Affairs
Ruth Chitiz, York University Hillel Director
Yesy Oziel, Hasbara Canada Campus Advisor
Yos Tarshish, Queen’s University Hillel Director
By signing below, you join us in pledging:
• I will not be a bystander if I witness antisemitism.
• I will speak out wherever and whenever antisemitism or other forms of hatred appears.
• I will ask my friends – Jewish and non-Jewish alike – to stand with us by signing this pledge and sharing it within their networks.
As an affiliate of the largest Jewish student organization in the world, and now the largest global regional Hillel system, Hillel Ontario works to amplify Jewish campus life across nine universities, with a combined Jewish student population of over 13,000. Hillel engages with, empowers, and inspires the leadership of more Jewish university and college students than all other endeavours combined. By promoting Jewish identity through life-changing trips and campus initiatives, cultivating student leadership and embracing religious, and political, diversity in an inclusive environment, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world, while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually.
Hasbara Canada trains and empowers student leaders to advocate for the Jewish People and educate their fellow students about Israel as a vital part of our Jewish identity. Our flagship program brings students to Israel for an on-the-ground experience where they learn from Israelis and Palestinians alike. Our educational programs for high school students teach them about Jews as an indigenous people, Zionism, and how to effectively combat antisemitism.
In the face of increased antisemitism and anti-Israel discrimination on campus and online, Hasbara Fellows and High School Interns are active in educating other students about Zionism, building coalitions with student clubs, challenging anti-Israel professors, writing influential editorials in student media, and combating BDS and antisemitism on campus.
StandWithUs Canada is a non-partisan Israel education organization that works to inspire and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about Israel, as well as challenge misinformation and fight against antisemitism. The StandWithUs Canada chapter launched in 2014.
StandWithUs empowers and energizes students and communities around the world with leadership training, educational programs, university fellowships, high school internships, print and social media, educational films and missions to Israel.