Queen’s Hillel is the “Hub of Jewish Student Activity on Campus.” We are dedicated to creating a warm, friendly environment for the approximately 850 Jewish students at Queen’s University. Hillel is busy year-round with events and programs packed with fun Yidishkeit, catering to the social, culture and religious needs of the Queen’s Jewish community. In fact, Queen’s Hillel was first established in 1942, making it the oldest Hillel organization in Canada. Our programs include: Shabbat dinners, wine & cheeses, bagel brunches, holiday parties (such as the Hanukah party and Purim party), sports programs (such as yoga classes and ultimate Frisbee), lectures, Holocaust Education week, social action programs, gatherings such as Hookah and the Sukkah and Jews and Brews, and our huge semi-formal, the Barm Mitzvah Bash. Turnouts for events range from 50- 200 members. Backed by National Jewish Campus Life, the United Israel Appeal, and the Canadian Jewish Congress, the Hillel in Kingston is also very fortunate to have the support of the local community and synagogues. A restored historic, home of many Canadian politicians, the Otterburn House, was renovated and given to Queen’s Hillel to run our operations.