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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....

Hillel Kicks Off Jewish New Year Celebration

Kelly Powell September 12, 2015

The Kent State University Hillel chapter is beginning its celebration of the Jewish High Holidays on Sunday from 5-8 p.m.The High Holidays consist of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Chaya Kessler, Jewish...

Paul Bartrop, the director for the Center of Judaic, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies, speaks at the Cohn Jewish Center. Bartrop discussed representing the Holocaust in film and accurately portraying the Holocaust in modern day media on Jan. 26, 2015.

Film doesn’t replace real survivors’ stories of the Holocaust

Skye McEowen January 27, 2015

A Holocaust survivor’s story cannot be confined to the limits of film.Paul Bartrop, director of the Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, stressed to college...

Campus religious organizations experience participation increase

Haley Keding September 28, 2014

Kent State’s enrollment is at an all-time high and, with more than 4,000 freshmen on campus, religious organizations are experiencing a participation increase.Religious events filled the first week of...

Hillel hosts Israelfest

Ashlyne Wilson April 27, 2014

If you’ve never been to Israel, don’t worry because Hillel is bringing Israel to you. On Monday from noon to five, Hillel will host the Israelfest in the student green.“We really want to show people...

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