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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...

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...

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...

Students explore religious conversion in college

Robyn Berardi December 5, 2018

The college experience is often one of self-discovery and establishing one’s adult perspective. For some, this means examining the beliefs they were taught by their family and questioning their own convictions....

The moderator and panel hosts start the evening off with talk on religious backgrounds at a Respect for Sacred vs Freedom of Speech event on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015.

University library hosts night to unify religion leaders

Kelly Powell November 4, 2015

The Kent State University Library hosted its “Respect for Sacred vs. Freedom of Speech” event Wednesday from 6-8 p.m.“This talk is like a tango: It always takes two,” said Peter Haas, Abba Silver...

A policeman brings flowers to the scene of Saturdays terror attacks in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. Police in Copenhagen say they have shot dead a man they believe was behind two deadly attacks in the Danish capital hours earlier. It came after one person was killed and three police officers injured at a free speech debate in a cafe on Saturday. In the second attack, a Jewish man was killed and two police officers wounded near the citys main synagogue. (Bjorn Kietzmann/Action Press/Zuma Press/TNS)

AP: A look at the victims of the shooting attacks in Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One was a security guard, gunned down while protecting a bat mitzvah near Copenhagen's main synagogue. The other was a documentary filmmaker slain at a seminar on art and...

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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