In this ISSUE
Gil Hoffman at McGill!
AJWS Alternative Spring Break
Judd Apatow & Friends Working For AJWS
Jews and Baseball, by the Numbers
Recipe of the week
A Veteran's Story: Colonel Finestone on WWII
A Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives
Hebrew University study abroad opportunities
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Gil Hoffman at McGill!


Hosted by Hillel McGill, McGill Friends of Israel, and Hagshama.


Cost: FREE!! You just need to show up!

People are responsible for their own transportation.

Date: January 2-9th 2011

Accommodations:  Holiday Inn Coral Gables, Miami Florida

What will we be doing: We'll be working with City Year, an organization that was founded on the belief that young people can change the world.

Face-to-face service opportunities will include working in soup kitchens, visiting the elderly, helping in homeless shelters, tutoring during after school programs and much, much more!  Participants should be prepared for intense days of hands-on service and be open to experiential learning as a means to increase knowledge about socio-economic and social justice issues.

Two partnering organizations will be

YMCA  www.ymcamiami.org

Boys and Girls Club www.bgcmia.org

For more information about the trip and how to register contact BEV by November 10th

AJWS Alternative Spring Break
Information Session

Date:Thursday, November 4 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location: Jack Reitman Hillel House 3460 Stanley

WHAT: Hillel Montreal Alternative Spring Break through AJWS

WHERE: Nicaragua or Guatemala, TBD

WHEN: Feb 20-27, 2010

WHO: Open to University students
Participants promote social change in the developing world by volunteering with one of AJWS's grassroots partners, and explore the relationship between social justice, service and Judaism.
In collaboration with local grassroots non-governmental organizations (NGOs), participants work side-by-side with community members on projects that help build infrastructure and sustainability. As an integral part of the experience, the group gathers each day to study social justice and international development-related topics through a Jewish lens.
COST: The trip will cost $550 plus the cost of transportation, and participants will be expected to participate in individual and group fundraising.

Email Jana Goodbaum for more info


Judd Apatow & Friends Working For AJWS

Little known fact about Judd Apatow: he's a huge fan of nonsectarian humanitarian assistance and emergency relief to disadvantaged people worldwide. This would probably explain why he decided to call up friends like Sarah Silverman, Don Johnson, Sir Patrick Stewart, Tracy Morgan and Lindsay Lohan, to make a video for American Jewish World Services, because, well, that's what AJWS is all about.


Special rates available for students

This year, the 27th annual ORT Montreal Benefit Gala will be taking place on Tuesday November 30, 2010 at Place des Arts.  The ORT leadership has graciously offered Hillel Montreal the opportunity to raise funds through this event.  The GALA will feature BLUE RODEO, one of the most successful and well known contemporary Canadian bands. Blue Rodeo has won Canada's Group of The Year Juno Award five times (more than any other band in Canada). Theyhave released 12 full-length studio albums; three live recordings, one greatest hits package and five video/ DVDs. Their studio albums have sold over three million copies. Blue Rodeo played at half time at the 2009 Grey Cup. For more information on the band go to www.bluerodeo.com


To purchase tickets in support of Hillel Montreal please go to the link below, fill it out and either email or fax it to the ORT office.  Please use this form as it will give Hillel the recognition for the sale.


For more event information click here

Jews and Baseball, by the Numbers

By Eitan Kensky

The Fox camera kept returning to Jon Daniels, the Texas Rangers' Jewish General Manager, during Game Two of the World Series last Thursday. Texas's bullpen was collapsing in spectacular fashion for the second time this postseason, and Daniels was struggling to stay expressionless. Struggling, but you could see him suffering the frustration that comes from having your worldview confirmed.

Like many GMs, Daniels is known for using sabermetrics, a data-driven approach to baseball. Sabermetricians believe that reserving the team's best reliever for the ninth inning is ludicrous. Yes, the game technically ends in the ninth, but more often the crucial moment comes with runners on and few outs in the seventh, or eighth; the team should use its best reliever then to shut the opposing team down instead of waiting until the game is essentially decided. These two Rangers' postseason games could easily be exhibits A and B in the case against the closer.

Read more

Recipe of the week

Easy Lemon, Cumin, and Dijon Salad Dressing

"I like to make this in the beginning of the week. My kids love to take salad for lunch, so to have homeade dressing accessible at all times is must." Sara (Steve) Mamiye

  • equal parts fresh lemon juice and olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • cumin
  • dash black pepper
  • squeeze of dijon mustard
  • 2 fresh garlic
  1. Put all in blender and blend for two minutes. Can be refrigerated in small take away containers


A Veteran's Story: Colonel Finestone on WWII

Monday, November 8 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Breakout Room, 2nd Floor, University Centre (Shatner Building)

3480 McTavish Street

To celebrate Veterans' Week and honour Remembrance Day, HCol Finestone will speak about his time with the Canadian contingent in the Allied war effort during WWII. He will speak for half an hour, after which he will entertain questions for the remaining half hour.

This event is sponsored by Conservative McGill and the Students' Society of McGill University (SSMU).

Optional donations will be collected for the Canadian Hero Fund, a ...non-partisan charitable organisation: http://www.herofund.ca/

Also, don't forget to pick up your poppies at the Crossroads: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=167005559978383


For more info





Welcoming Greeting

Mrs. Ariela Cotler


Avi Lev-Louis

Israeli Consul in Montreal




A hilarious tale written by renowned playwright Noel Coward


Hors D'oeuvres  |   Auction   |   Desserts


Tickets: $90.00 regular price, $35 for Hillel Members!

Limited Seats Available!


For more info

Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge to Save Lives

I am sure you share my sadness and outrage that in the past month five teenage boys took their own lives due to homophobic bullying and harassment (and another in July). The loss of a single life is cause for heartbreak. Five teen suicides in just one month, however, is a crisis. This is a wake-up call that something must change and that the Jewish community must not remain silent.

Please see the pledge I just signed - www.jewishcommunitypledge.org/ - and sign on if you wish to make this public commitment. Let's send a message to everyone in our communities that we will not stand by in the face of suffering and injustice. Our goal is to gather 18,000 pledges by the end of the calendar year. This is a pledge we are asking of all Jewish community members, youth and adults, so please forward widely.

I signed the pledge and hope you will too. Do it here:


Thank you!

Hebrew University study abroad opportunities

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