In this ISSUE
Gil Hoffman at McGill!
Hockey Night At Hillel
AJWS Alternative Spring Break
Lunch and Learn at Concordia
Jews, Reality and 'Gossip Girl'
Recipe of the week
Nights at the Ghetto Shul presents
Ethiopian-Themed Shabbat Dinner
The Grassroots Israel Experience
Hebrew University study abroad opportunities
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Gil Hoffman at McGill TOMORROW!


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

Hockey Night At Hillel
@Centre Hillel (5325 Avenue Gatineau)

In collaboration with Federation West Island and Centre Hillel (5325 Avenue Gatineau), Hillel is hosting a super fun hockey night on November 18th.
Come watch and enjoy the habs' game with all of us.

- The Habs' are playing the Nashville Predators at 7:30 pm

-A beer is only, get this, 1$
- A pizza slice is only, yes, 1$

Leave the stress of school for a few hours and come enjoy cheap beer and the habs game with all your friends!

Puck drops at 7:30, see you all there!!



AJWS Alternative Spring Break
Application Deadline this week...

Application deadline: Friday, November 12 by 2:00pm

WHERE: Nicaragua

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.



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 12th


Lunch and Learn at Concordia

Come join Concordia Hillel for our first lunch and learn of the year as we discuss hot topics with

Rabbi Yisroel Bernath!

Grab your lunch and a friend, and head over to 2020 Mackay, room P205 for 1pm.  Looking forward to seeing you there!


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, Reality and 'Gossip Girl'

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, two real-life Jews who recently appeared on 'Gossip Girl.'

This year, Gossip Girl introduced at least four new Jewish characters: Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Isaac Mizrahi and Rachel Zoe. There is also the unseen character, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whose trans fat ban and restaurant calorie count are presumably what keeps the cast of the show lithe enough to fit into their increasingly ridiculous outfits.

The fact that this sounds suspiciously like the New York we live in - if not the New York we ever get to see - is the biggest problem facing Gossip Girl right now. Since 2007, the show has chronicled the romantic vicissitudes of a group of Upper East Side teenagers and the eponymous gossip website that fuels their jealousies. The characters started out in high school, but they've since matriculated to NYU and Columbia, where they regularly threaten to engage in dangerous liaisons with the faculty. While summarizing Gossip Girl's dizzying number of plots is impossible, the average storyline looks something like this: Couple A is threatened by Intrigue A but survives to reach Intrigue B. They dissolve and separately form couples B and C. Eventually Intrigue C results in the re-constellation of Couple A.

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Recipe of the week

The Quickest Onion Herb Focaccia Recipe Ever

I always wished I could whip up a good focaccia recipe in time for the family dinner, but somehow I would get discouraged by the endless time and energy needed to get it right. Now all you have to do is run in to your favorite pizza store to get a batch of dough and you are halfway there. This recipe does the trick for a busy Jewish mom. Enjoy!

Buy fresh dough at your local pizza store or buy the frozen kosher brand at the supermarket.
On a floured surface, roll out 1 pound refrigerated pizza dough into a 10-by-15-inch rectangle;
Press into an oiled rimmed baking sheet.
Mix 1/4 cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons chopped rosemary and/or oregano, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes and a big pinch of sea salt.
Brush half of the herb oil over the dough, then set aside until puffy, about 1 hour.
Make dimples in the dough with your fingers and top with thin onion slices and shaved parmesan.
Bake at 400 until golden, about 20 minutes.
Brush with the remaining herb oil.


Nights at the Ghetto Shul presents...

Ethiopian-Themed Shabbat Dinner

For more info

The Grassroots Israel Experience

Looking for an in-depth way to engage with Israel and Judaism through social change work?

The Yahel Social Change Program is an exciting 5-month service learning experience for young adults between the ages of 21 and 27. The program is based in the town of Gedera in Israel, and combines hands-on volunteer work with in-depth learning and immersion. Offered in collaboration with a grassroots non-profit organization working in the Ethiopian community in the fields of community empowerment and education, this is a unique opportunity to take part in meaningful and innovative social change efforts in Israel. Yahel participants live, volunteer and learn alongside young adults from the local Ethiopian-Israeli community.  Substantial grants and scholarships are available through Masa Israel Journey. Yahel is  now accepting applications for the Spring 2011 program. To learn more about the Yahel Social Change Program please visit: http://www.yahelisrael.com/programs_socialchange.php

Hebrew University study abroad opportunities

To view the Programs of Study click here

For Scholarships click here

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