12 2016

The Last of Us: The Jewish and Assyrian Struggle in the Middle East

8:30PM - 10:30PM  

Hillel of Greater Toronto Wolfond Centre for Jewish Campus Life
36 Harbord Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1G2

$ Cost $ 15.00

Hillel York is excited to present 'The Last of Us' in collaboration with Hasbara at York, Israel Student Association - York University, ACSSU York, Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union - ACSSU of Canada, Size Doesn't Matter, CIJA, and Beth Tikvah Synagogue Toronto

Raising money, giving to charity, buffet, and Moxies.. what is not to love about this event?!

The Jewish people of Toronto are standing in solidarity with the Assyrian people and are raising money and awareness to the genocide currently happening in the Middle East to the Assyrian population.

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: 5$ Students/10$ Non Students Online NOW til March 10th!

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We have two special guest speakers.

Michael Youash will be speaking on behalf of the Assyrians. Michael, who is originally from Toronto, is currently finishing his PhD at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on the field of constitutional design, specifically in post-conflict and post-colonial polities. He specializes in the design of legislatures and federal systems. Michael was formerly the Project Director for the Iraq Sustainable Democracy Project for the U.S. Government from 2005-2011.

We are also extremely proud to announce that Yosef Yitzchak will be speaking on behalf of Jewish Iraqi's.

Yosef Yitzchak was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1929 into a Jewish family. In his youth, he was accused of being a Zionist and put in prison where he endured torture. After a series of pogroms, he and his family repatriated to the Holy Land in 1951. Since then, Yosef has worked labour intensive jobs in the port of Haifa - he also participated in three wars, and remains a passionate patriot.


Assyrian people (also known as Chaldeans, Syriacs) are an ethnic group indigenous to the Middle East. They have been persecuted for hundreds of years, and are still undergoing persecution in the Middle East. In the past two years since the emergence of ISIS, we have witnessed a genocide against the ethno-religious minorities in both Iraq and Syria. Particularly against the Assyrians and Yezidi people, and other minorities. The Assyrians have become nearly depleted from the homeland, and we aim to support and provide humanitarian aid to the brave ones who have chosen to preserve our culture and heritage and live in the homeland despite the crisis.

All proceeds of this event are going to the Shlama Foundation. Shlama's main objective is to help people stay in Iraq/Syria by providing humanitarian and economical assistance to the people there.

Cost of tickets:  10$ for Students/15$ for Non-Students


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Everyone is cordially invited to Moxies after the evening concludes for a special reception with full cash bar starting at 10:30PM.

NOTE: You must attend the event at Beth Tikvah in order to get into Moxies~!

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