The Esther Marks Award is presented each year to a senior who has held a leadership position with Hillel at Kent State. The 2014-15 recipients were seniors Jake Green and Tali Merdler (pictured on left and second from right, with 2014-15 winner Margalit Schindler and Hillel's Kitchen Manager, Lisa Rhodes).
Both recipients demonstrated commitment to enhancing Jewish campus life through active participation in Hillel. Jake Green has been Hillel's Student Marketing Coordinator for the past three years. He previously held the position of Shabbat Intern and has been active in fundraising for Hillel. Tali Merdler was the Engagement Fellowship Team Lead this past year, previously serving as a Jewish Learning intern during the 2013-14 academic year.