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Kent Wired

Kent State’s Jewish community commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Emma MacNiven, Reporter May 3, 2022

Hillel, Alpha Epsilon Pi and other members of the Kent community banned together for 24 hours to read names of the 6 million who perished in the Holocaust in commemoration of Yam HaShoah, or Holocaust...

The Newman religious center: the official location for Catholic campus ministry at Kent State University.

In-person options resume for religious groups

Nathalia Joucoski Teixeira Reporter February 8, 2022

Religious centers at Kent State worked towards alternatives to keep community engagement alive during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Newman Center, a Catholic institution, and the Hillel Center, a Jewish institution...

OPINION: Waving symbols of safety on Kent State’s campus

Maria Ferrato Opinion Writer April 8, 2021

A few weeks ago, I was talking to a friend about freedom of speech on Kent State’s campus. She was expressing anger with campus for — in her opinion — only supporting the liberal agenda.The example...

Rabbi Michael Ross speaks at a Shabbat service, hosted by the L.E.V. Campus Fellowship, on March 12. 

Hillel stays virtual as other religious groups begin meeting in person

Hannah Mayer Reporter March 28, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a five-part series that looks at how local places of worship are handling the pandemic. Part one, part two and part three can be found here. The day before Hillel...

Hillel Jewish Center hosts open house, continuation of Shabbat

Terry Lee III Diversity reporter September 21, 2019

The Hillel Jewish Center created a space for people to indulge in their faith and gather with friends Saturday on Homecoming weekend.Attendees of the open house were welcomed by Rabbi Michael Ross who...

Hillel kicks off Jewish holy days with Rosh Hashana celebration

Audrianna Modon September 21, 2017

Jewish students celebrated Rosh Hashanah at Hillel Wednesday with song, prayer, food and a sense of community.Abigail Bucy, a sophomore communications studies major and attendee of the event, said Rosh...

Aaron Self / The Kent Stater Tomer Yechezkel is in America with the Jewish Agency for Israel fellowship on Kent State University. Tomer likes being in America but says he will always love his home country more.

Hillel Israel fellow connects Jewish students with cultural roots, hopes to cultivate unity

Megan Ferguson March 8, 2017

Tomer Yechezkel, a Jewish Agency Israel fellow at Hillel, said he abandoned his life in Israel to help Kent State Jewish students connect to their Israeli roots.Yechezkel is one of 73 Israel fellows in...

LGBTQ Center, Hillel partner to bring the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi to campus

Megan Ferguson March 1, 2017

Editor's note: This story was changed to reflect Rabbi Greenberg's preference of his sexual orientation classification.Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, will visit Kent State on Monday...

Hillel to host Hanukkah Shabbat

Kelly Powell December 10, 2015

Hillel at Kent State hosts a Shabbat every Friday, but this week’s event holds special significance.The organization will hold an end-of-the-semester Shabbat Friday at 5 p.m. in the Cohn Jewish Student...

Israeli celebrity set to speak on being a part of the LGBTQ community

Kelly Powell October 22, 2015

While the Student Center is typically filled with students meeting regarding budgets and group t-shirts, next week room 306 will host an Israeli superstar.Assi Azar, a Jewish scriptwriter, radio host and...

Students mingle in the lobby of The Hillel Cohn Center before the annual Erev Rosh Hashanah service on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015.

Kent State Hillel and Architecture Fraternity Partner in design competition

Kelly Powell October 10, 2015

    Judaism and architecture majors were in the spotlight on the second floor of the student center all week.   Students involved in Hillel at Kent State and Alpha Rho Chi, Kent State’s architecture...

Students mingle in the lobby of The Hillel Cohn Center before the annual Erev Rosh Hashana service on Sunday Sept. 13, 2015.

Hillel’s new director talks fall semester plans

Kelly Powell September 17, 2015

Harvey Sass wants to make Kent State students his first priority.Sass, who made the move from New Jersey to Ohio 10 years ago, was appointed Kent State Hillel’s new interim executive director in August....

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