Estimated Jewish student population
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.
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.
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
CAMPUS OFFERS EXCHANGE CREDITS!
The Rohr Chabad Centre For Jewish Life
Rabbi Moishy Goldman Rivky Goldman 251 Albert Street, Waterloo
Chabad welcomes all Jewish students into their home and daily life, as well as for weekly Shabbat dinners.
Beth Jacob Synagogue
161 Stirling Avenue South, Kitchener
Beth Jacob has congregants from different observances. Students are welcome at any time of the year!
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
Waterloo offers many opportunities for exchange and international co-ops, including Hebrew U and Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.
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.