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Hillel hosts Winterfest to kick off winter season

Lex Radde, TV2 Reporter December 4, 2023

Hillel, a Jewish student organization, hosted Winterfest, their annual end of the semester celebration, on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event was free and for everyone to attend. There were...

Student groups address Israel-Hamas war at USG meeting

Student groups address Israel-Hamas war at USG meeting

Addison Foreman, Reporter October 26, 2023

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and Hillel addressed the Undergraduate Student Government at its meeting Wednesday night, commenting on USG’s lack of statement on the Israel-Hamas...

Vigil honoring Israeli lives lost works to bring healing, unity to Jewish community

Molly Hoffer, Digital Tech October 13, 2023

Songs of prayer and healing rang through the air as members and allies of the Jewish community gathered in unity with one another during a vigil for the over one thousand victims of the attacks on Israeli...

Students sit on the steps of the MACC in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Hillel honors Holocaust Remembrance Day with 24-hour name reading

Addison Foreman, Reporter April 19, 2023

Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, is a Jewish holiday to remember those that were lost during the Holocaust. Hillel, the foundation of Jewish life at Kent State, held a ceremony honoring the holiday. The...

Members of Kent State Hillel in their costumes for Purim Palooza March 6. There was food, games, entertainment and a murder mystery theme.

Whodunnit: Hillel throws murder mystery-themed Purim Palooza

Alyse Riffer, Reporter March 8, 2023

Hillel staff and student leaders greeted students to a decorated ballroom balcony in the Student Center for a Purim celebration March 6. The two co-vice presidents of Jewish life at Hillel, Scout Stone,...

Students celebrate Beta Israeli Shabbat on campus

Alyse Riffer, Reporter February 26, 2023

Hillel, Black United Students and the Center of Pan-African Culture celebrated a Shabbat Friday focusing on Beta Israeli culture welcome to anyone. Student contributors decorated the multipurpose room...

Hillel student travelers recapture Birthright, leadership trips to Israel

Alyse Riffer, Reporter January 28, 2023

Thirty national Hillel members traveled to Israel for a Birthright trip this winter, including 15 of Kent State’s students. The group departed from Chicago on Dec. 28, 2022, and returned home on...

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...

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