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Kenyon Hillel

A Letter from Jewish Chaplain Marc Bragin

We are delighted that you are taking the time and interest to look at Kenyon College Hillel and Jewish life on campus.  Kenyon Hillel embraces people representing a wide range of backgrounds.  In coordination with the Division of Student Affairs, we seek to build community among students, faculty, administration and local residents of Knox County.

Rooted in the tradition of many approaches to Judaism, we strive to create opportunities for exploration and discovery.  Jewish life is largely shaped by the enormous range and variety of students’ questions and interests.  This diversity is reflected in a broad spectrum of religious, educational, cultural, political and social activities that is offered via Kenyon College Hillel.

Your input and creativity are always welcomed and encouraged.  College is a time to explore and discover who you are, and we aim to provide as many resources and as much information as possible so that this path is filled with meaning and depth.  We strive to maintain an inclusive atmosphere on campus that supports the coexistence of distinct cultural and religious groups while also promoting opportunities to venture out, observe and learn.

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email or stop by my office in Hillel.  Thank you for choosing Kenyon, we are thrilled to begin this partnership and look forward to getting to know you during your time here.

Warm Regards,

Marc W. Bragin
Jewish Chaplain

Upcoming Events

Kenyon College Hillel - High Holiday Services 2023/5784

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15
6:00 PM - Rosh Hashanah Dinner at the Parish House

(Sign up by emailing Hillel@kenyon.edu with the names of everyone going to dinner)

7:30 PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah services at Rothenberg Hillel House

Saturday, September 16

10:00 AM – Rosh Hashanah morning services at Rothenberg Hillel House
4:30 PM – Community Tashlich – please meet at the Kokosing Gap Trail near the Lowry Center
For those who wish to observe the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah by attending services, Kenyon Hillel is happy to provide you with a list of Synagogues in the Columbus area

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24
7:30 PM – Kol Nidre services at Rothenberg Hillel House

Monday, September 25
10:00 AM – Yom Kippur morning services at Rothenberg Hillel House
5:30 PM - Yizkor (Memorial) service at Rothenberg Hillel House
6:00 PM - Neilah (Concluding) service at Rothenberg Hillel House

Immediately following Neilah, we will break the fast together at Rothenberg Hillel House at approximately 6:45 PM

Shanah Tovah! A happy and healthy New Year!