Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Mon, 2013/02/25 - 3:30pm
“I find I'm so excited I can barely sit still or hold a thought in my head. I think it is the excitement only a free man can feel, a free man at the start of a long journey whose conclusion is uncertain. I hope I can make it across the border. I hope to see my friend, and shake his hand. I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams. I hope." -Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding, The Shawshank RedemptionREAD MORE... about A Tribute to an Excellent (and Diverse) Man
Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Mon, 2013/01/28 - 4:43pm
On February 11 we will begin Searching For the Next Einstein where anyone will have an opportunity to submit their BIG IDEA on how the world can be improved and have a chance to win $10,000
Many of you are probably wondering: so, who exactly is deciding the winner? The judging panel consists of distinguished Hebrew University scholars, scientists and Hebrew University alumni. Our judges will be responsible for 50% of the final vote while the voting public will make up the other 50% of the vote READ MORE... about A "Nobel" Affair at Hebrew University
Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Tue, 2013/01/08 - 4:31pm
When I began my position with Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University at the end of the summer, there was a major misconception held by some of my friends when I told them the name of the organization, specifically the ones who are unaware of the institution:
Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Mon, 2012/12/03 - 3:50pm
Next week Torontonians will have a chance to visit the Prosserman JCC and attend the book launch of Janice Segal Weizman's debut novel "The Wayward Wood."
I had a chance to discuss some questions with Janice regarding her novel and how her style developed:
Q: What was your first foray into writing?
A: The Wayward Moon was actually my first serious attempt. Ever since I learned to read and write I wanted to write my own book. As a child, I was always making up stories and I loved creative writing assignments. But as I grew up, I realized that to write a book requires a lot of time, mental space, and the luxury of disengaging yourself from more pressing concerns, and so I figured that I would make an attempt at a time of life when one can achieve these things, which would be, ideally, following retirement. Over the years, there were moments when ideas for stories would come to me, but I never did anything with them. Ultimately, what inspired me to write The Wayward Moon was the drama of living in the Middle East. I became very curious about Islamic history and culture, and I began to do a lot of reading and studying. I took a course entitled History of Islam, and as I learned about a time when Islamic culture was advanced and progressive, the story of The Wayward Moon began to take shape in my mind. I was compelled to try and write it down, and I would do a little every night after my kids were asleep. A year and a half later, I had a manuscript. READ MORE... about Q & A with "The Wayward Moon" author Janice Segal Weizman
Submitted by Noah Pascoe on Mon, 2012/11/19 - 8:31am
This past July, a special honour was given out. Hebrew University student Tammy Rubel-Lifschitz received the Johanna Friedlaender Memorial Prize of Excellence from Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University. The doctoral student in Hebrew University’s School of Business Administration, under the supervision of Prof.READ MORE... about VLOG: An 'Empowering' Process