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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...

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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...

Kent State students prepare for educational spring break in Poland

Megan Ferguson January 30, 2017

Twenty-four Kent State students will be studying abroad in Poland over spring break for a class called 'Perception and Remembrance: The Holocaust in Literature, Film, Theater, and Public Display.'“You...

Students observe Holocaust Remembrance Day

Keri Richmond May 5, 2016

Kent State's Cohn-Jewish Hillel Center and Alpha Epsilon Pi, a Jewish fraternity, came together on Wednesday night outside of the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center to observe Yom HaShoa, also known...

Erika Taubner Gold, a survivor of the Holocaust, Chaya Kessler, director of Kent State’s Jewish Studies program and Sol Factor, a Kent State Jewish Studies program professor present to Factor’s Children of the Holocaust class Thursday, March 10, 2016.

Holocaust survivor speaks at Kent State

Keri Richmond March 10, 2016

A young, rebellious, jewish girl, who once ripped of her yellow star to sneak away from school to the local pastry shop for a scoop of ice cream, spoke at the business administration building Thursday...

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...

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 26, 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...

The Jewish Studies Program traveled to Israel last summer and will offer a new spring break trip to Poland this year.

Jewish Studies plans spring break trip to Poland

Skye McEowen January 23, 2015

Rather than go home or travel to a beach for spring break, some Kent State students will instead cross the Atlantic and experience Poland and its past, present and future.Chaya Kessler, director of the...

Speaker Peter Geffen gives background information about the teachings of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel during the Jewish Academic Conference Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 at the Kent Hotel and Conference Center.

Conference explores future of Jewish learning

Haley Keding September 14, 2014

Scholars and academics exchanged their views about the future of Jewish education Sunday night at the 26th Annual Midwest Jewish Studies Association Academic Conference.Chaya Kessler, director of the Jewish...

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