Currently studying at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on her junior year abroad, Toronto native Jordana Skurka is used to learning in far-flung places. Her home college is Dalhousie University, located in the port city of Halifax on the small Canadian island province of Nova Scotia. So what’s a nice Jewish girl doing there? READ MORE... about Meet and Greet: Jordana Skurka!
Oleg Portnoy picked up his iPad from the CFHU National offices in Toronto for his winning submission to the 2011 CFHU Photo Contest. He was a student at Rothberg International School in 2010 when he took the winning picture below, and here is how he describes it: READ MORE... about Alumni Photo Contest Winner 2011
Atidim, the ambitious Hebrew University program aimed at training young Israeli's interested in bringing a change to their society, visited Toronto at the end of July to participate in a "mini-semester abroad". The trip's purpose was to educate the group on Israeli and international public sector dilemnas and approaches. READ MORE... about HU Students Participate in "Mini-Semester Abroad" in Toronto
The Hebrew University's 74th annual Board of Governors meeting and Presidential Conference took place in June. Almost 320 Hebrew University governors and friends from abroad attended. Mazel Tov to our outstanding Canadian donors who received the following honours: Toronto's Jeannie Tanenbaum - Wall of Trustees; Montrealers Morrie and Diane Cohen and Mitzie and Mel Dobrin - Wall of Life and Calgary's Lenny Shapiro in becoming an Honourary Fellow of the Hebrew University. READ MORE... about BoG and President's Conference Highlights 2011
This year the Rothberg International School has begun promoting programs to students that offer a focus in various arts programs. The goal of these programs is to attract a range of students who are following an arts-based track of study at their home university to the Hebrew University so that they too can have the amazing opportunity of learning and living abroad in Israel. READ MORE... about The Rothberg International School Gets Artsy
To describe the current effects of military service on my life as a Hebrew University student, I should probably start at the beginning. Like most Israelis, a few months after I graduated High school, I was drafted into the IDF, which in many ways is a continuation of High School, sans adult supervision. High School, distilled and condensed to its key components – cliques, jocks, queen bees, insecurity – a lot of people trying to keep their heads down and survive until its all over. READ MORE... about Reserve duty and studies