Get Involved

You don't have to be in the Cohn Jewish Student Center to be involved Jewishly on campus - there are eight registered Jewish student organizations and various other programs and groups available.

Opportunities to grow, learn, and connect are always available through programming, coffee dates, and more.  Hillel strives to create a campus community where 'doing Jewish' exists in diverse spaces and meets the needs of as many students as possible.


Achoti ('my sister' in Hebrew) is our sisterhood initiative that seeks to provide an inclusive environment in which Jewish women can meet new friends and leave with a sense of empowerment. Achoti exists as an outlet for Jewish women founded on the principle that we are united by our Judaism. Join us for monthly events focused around empowerment, comfort, and fun.​ Reach out to Zoe Winger, President, at or follow them on Instagram @achotiksu to learn more

  Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a program that fights to combat hunger one challah at a time. We donate the money raised to Mazon and Campus Kitchen at Kent State.  Join us at the Cohn Jewish Student Center to make, braid, and bake challah that will then be sold to raise money for hunger relief.  For more info, contact  Rose Scarpa-Friedman, at or follow them on Instagram @challah_for_hunger_ksu

  First Year Students of Hillel

First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) provides free programs designed specifically for first year students, ranging from trivia nights ot an Oreo extravaganza and more.  FYSH also provides a 'mentorship' program for incoming students who are interested in having a "Big FYSH" upperclassman guide on campus.  Learn more about FYSH here

  Golden Flashes for Israel

Golden Flashes for Israel is a student group that explores the culture and people of Israel.  To learn more, follow @goldenflashesforIsrael on Instagram or contact Keren Almaz Marsha, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel, at

  RUACH Queer Jewish Voices

A group curated by students built as a community for people who fit into an LGBTQ+ and Jewish intersectional identity.  To learn more, follow @ruachksu on Instagram and join this private Facebook group.

Ready to develop a community of your own? Let's do it.​ Text us at 330-678-0397