Winnipeg Hillel under new leadership after brief shutdown

:: Canadian Jewish News

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After a brief hiatus, Hillel is back in business on Winnipeg’s two university campuses under a new director, former Torontonian Arielle Branitsky.

Last spring, following the end of university classes, the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg temporarily shut down the universities’ Hillel program. In an interview last month, federation CEO Elaine Goldstine said her organization was reassessing the program.

“We want to make sure that the money we are spending on Hillel is being put to good use,” Goldstine said. “Attendance at the programs has not been very good. One of the challenges for Hillel in Winnipeg has always been that there have been very few Jewish students living in residence.


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