HILLEL WATERLOO

The University of Waterloo 

hillelwaterloo
hillelontario.org/waterloo

Estimated Jewish student population

500

Max Marmer

Hillel Director

max.marmer@hillelontario.org

647-884-4390

Hillel Waterloo runs
programming at both Wilfrid
Laurier University and The
University of Waterloo, and
at many local venues.

DO NOT MISS

Holocaust Education Week, Interfaith Shabbat Dinner, Inter-Campus Shabbaton

Best Bars on Campus?

 

  • The Pub on King is a popular student hangout spot in Uptown Waterloo just minutes away from campus. It has a great atmosphere and live entertainment.
  • The Bombshelter Pub

Where do the Jews Live?

Most first year students enjoy the on campus residence experience. In upper years students can find plenty of housing in apartments near campus. Many will live along King Street between Columbia Street and Ezra Avenue even though it is technically closer to Laurier, it is also closer to the vibrant city life.

Jewish Friends on Campus

Chabad On Campus, AEPi

Jewski is now at Waterloo! Jewski is a Hillel initiative for Russian-speaking Jewish students who wear tapochki, drink kampot, eat borscht and challah, and link arms for the Hava Nagila.

Kosher Food

Sobeys
235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Kitchener Has a large supply of kosher food each week. Students will be able to find kosher meat, cheese, fish and various other products there.
LCBO
235 Ira Needles Boulevard, Kitchener Kosher wines can be found at the LCBO off Ira Needles, which is located in close proximity to the “Kosher” Sobeys

Transportation in Waterloo

Lime E-Scooter Share Program, GRT – Unlimited Local Transit with your student card; GO Transit; Greyhound; VIA Rail; Fed Bus – between Toronto, Hamilton, & London

How far from Toronto?

1 hour, 15 minutes

Synagogues

The Rohr Chabad Centre For Jewish Life

Rabbi Moishy Goldman Rivky Goldman 251 Albert Street, Waterloo
www.jewishwaterloo.com  

Chabad welcomes all Jewish students into their home and daily life, as well as for weekly Shabbat dinners.

Beth Jacob Synagogue

Modern Orthodox
Tamara Zuckerman
161 Stirling Avenue South, Kitchener
www.bethjacobkw.ca

Beth Jacob has congregants from different observances. Students are welcome at any time of the year!

Temple Shalom

Reform
Rabbi Lori Cohen
543 Beechwood Drive, Waterloo
www.templeshalom.ca

Students are always welcome at this thriving community!

Gallery

Mental Health Resources

University of Waterloo: UW Counselling Services, Accessibility services, UW Mates, Student Success Office, Move Your Mind Wilfrid Laurier University: Peer connect, Student Wellness Centre, Bridging the Gap

Which Classes Should I Take?

Big Ideas of the Bible, Rock ‘n’ Roll and US History, The Meaning of Life

Exchange Programs

Waterloo offers many opportunities for exchange and international co-ops, including Hebrew U and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Paid Internships

Hillel Ontario offers various paid internships on a year-to-year basis on each of its campuses. Possible internship opportunities include Operations Interns, Influencer Interns, and Engagement Interns (including Russian-speaking and Israeli engagement opportunities). New internships begin at the start of either the spring or the fall semester, so please check our website throughout the year for application details.

https://hillelontario.org/internships 

info@cija.ca

416-638-1991