Why we are On One Foot
Home to the legendary Mustangs, Western University was the first school in Ontario to attract thousands of Jewish students outside of Toronto. Boasting a Jewish student population of approximately 2,500, there are more Jewish students at Western than there are in the entire London community! Western Hillel has a long history of empowered and engaged Jewish students, and has benefited from having the Albert and Temmy Latner Jewish Students' Centre of London right outside of the campus gates.
Last year, with matching funds from Hillel Ontario, Western Hillel renovated their kitchen to be able to better accommodate students' needs. Now with a kosher facility and the space to do even more programming in the house, the number of Jewish students engaged in Hillel at Western have far exceeded the available programming dollars. Not to mention that these students have so many ideas of what they could do on campus to reach even more students!
Team Western is raising money to create our inaugural Innovative Programming Fund. We know that we can further amplify Jewish life at Western with the ability to try new ideas, reach and support more students and implement new programs not yet dreamed. And we can continue our renovation, purchasing modern furniture and lighting for our student lounge to complement our amazing new kitchen. Please help us do so!