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  • Challah For Hunger

    Baking to support those in need. Every Friday of Shabbat at 11:00 AM. Upcoming dates: Feb 12, Feb 26, Mar 11, Apr 1, May 6
  • Lunch @ Hillel, Every Wednesday

  • Avi Interfaith Shabbat- February 12

  • Mindfulness Meditation

    Every Thursday at 6:30. De-stress and plug in! Learn techniques to build concentration and become a more loving person. Led by Rabbi Lee.
  • Ahava (Love) Shabbat: Jan. 29 5:30 PM

    Join us to celebrate Shabbat in the spirit of love. We'll meet at the Cohn for a evening full of the things we all love: good friends, good food, good Shabbos.

  • MLK Jr. Day of Service

    Harness the spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and register for the 14th Annual MLK Day of Service. January 18th, 2016 from 9-2 PM. We will be completing service projects at various locations around Portage and Summit counties.
  • End of Semester Shabbat

    Your last chance this semester to have Shabbat with your KSU family (and to have Lisa's famous matzah ball soup!
    Social hour starts at 5PM with a White Elephant Gift Exchange ($10 gift limit) and a Hanukkah Fashion Show.
    Graduating seniors and Winter Birthright Israel participants will be honored during our free, delicious meal.

  • Hanukkah at Kent State

    Hanukkah is the week of Dec. 6 and there are great events going on all week at Kent State! All events are free and open to the community. Check it out at,

  • Greek Shabbat- Friday December 4, 5:30 pm

    Being Greek at Kent State means a lot of things, and at its core, it means you're part of something bigger than yourself. Hillel at Kent State wants to honor our Greek students for their commitment to community.

    Wear your finest blocks and celebrate Shabbat with your friends. Anyone, regardless of affiliation, is welcome and encouraged to join for singing, a delicious (and free) dinner, and lots of spirit! 

  • LatkeFest 2015!

    Hanukkah starts early this year with LatkeFest 2015. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time or at the door and all proceeds go to AEPi Give Back - Repairing the World.

  • Gratitude Shabbat

    Gratitude Shabbat is Friday, November 13! Come share your gratitude with your Kent State community with a brief service and THANKSGIVING DINNER!
    good friends, good food, good shabbos.

  • Jewish Learning at Hillel!

    Looking to expand your Jewish knowledge in a group of peers? Don't worry, Hillel at Kent State has you covered. Rabbi Lee hosts a wide-variety of classes each week. Check out the calendar for more information or email Rabbi Lee at
  • Bring a Friend Shabbat

    Bring a friend to Shabbat this week! Everyone from all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to join, we would love to meet your Chaverim (friends). 

    As always Shabbat is FREE to all!
  • Meet our Student Leaders!

    Meet the students that are working tirelessly on a daily basis to promote and enhance Jewish Life at Kent State University.

  • Faculty/Staff Reception in the Sukkah

    To the Annual Reception in the Sukkah with Hillel and the Jewish Studies Program, September 30 4-6PM. Shmooze with colleagues, enjoy refreshments, and meet Hillel's new Interim Director, Harvey Sass.   RSVP Here

  • Achoti Opening Meeting and Dinner

  • Welcome Harvey Sass, Our Interim Executive Director!

    Harvey Sass of Pepper Pike was appointed interim executive director of Hillel at Kent State at the board of trustees meeting Aug. 24.

    He succeeds Jennifer Chestnut, who was appointed vice president of campus partnerships for Hillel International.

    "We're ready to welcome students to campus this week and are very excited for Harvey to lead our professional team in Hillel's next chapter....


  • Tour of Downtown Kent

    Thursday September 3, 2015 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

    New to Kent and not sure your way around town?
    We have awesome upperclassman ready to take you on a fun tour of the area. Learn the best coffee shops, restaurants, secret study spots and more! Interested? Bring your friends and enjoy a free tour of your new home!

    All you need to do is RSVP YES to Alyssa Rothstein at 

    We will meet near PNC/The HUB in the Student Center at 5PM

  • Hillel's Ice Cream Social

    Thursday August 27, 2015 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM
    After a long Move-in Day, stop by The Cohn Jewish Student Center to enjoy free ice cream and meet new and returning Jewish students on campus.  (Bring your friends for a fun evening of mingling, all are welcome.)

  • Pre-Register Today for Birthright Israel

    LET's GO: Want a free trip to Israel this summer? If you are 18-26, Jewish, and haven't traveled on a peer program to Israel since high school,you're in luck! Experience the ultimate adventure with Israelis! Pre-Registration for the winter 2015 and summer 2016 trips are now open!

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