Religious Life and Education

Overseen by Rabbi Moshe Farkas, and led by students, Hillel Montreal runs vibrant and popular religious life and Jewish education initiatives. Whether you seek a prayer community, spiritual guidance or the opportunity to discuss Jewish ethics and themes, Hillel can meet your needs.

Prayer Communities

Throughout the school year, Hillel Montreal hosts weekly Shabbat services every second Friday night at the Jack Reitman Hillel House. We operate on an inclusive basis and everyone is welcome to attend.

Three communities under one roof. We respect the diversity of beliefs and practices within the Jewish community. By offering three simultaneous yet individual services in the same building, we are able to meet the diverse needs of the student population.

Holiday services are offered according to need. Keep an eye on our Calendar of Events and our Facebook page to stay current on what’s ahead.

Jewish Dialogue and Education

Many students on campus wish to engage in meaningful Jewish dialogue, and Hillel strives to meet this need. We’ll facilitate seminars, peer-to-peer conversation, classes, one-on-one discussions with Rabbi Moshe Farkas, and anything else you bring to the table. Want to learn? Have an idea? Let’s make it happen! Contact Rabbi Farkas at

In partnership with the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals, we have two Campus Fellows who are charged with engaging students and promoting dialogue. They develop events each semester that focus on current issues of the modern Orthodox community through a lens of compassion and inclusivity.

Hillel Montreal is proud to have a vibrant pluralistic Jewish student body. We welcome and encourage your involvement, no matter where you fall on the spectrum of beliefs.