Jewish Studies

Kosher Soul Save the Date On Sept. 24, 2019, we were honored to welcome in culinary historian and Jewish educator Michael Twitty at Kent State. Twitty calls his way of cooking Kosher/Soul food “Afro Ashkefardi.” Black and Jewish communities are the only people commonly known to use their culinary works to talk about their history, all the while enjoying great food. His...

Crossed Out II by Samuel Bak (oil/canvas painting) The Kent State University Jewish Studies program, in the College of Arts and Sciences, will host a presentation by Gary Phillips, Ph.D., the Edgar H. Evans Professor of Religion at Wabash College, on March 2 at 7 p.m. in Satterfield Hall, Room 121, on the Kent Campus. Phillips presentation, titled “Representing the Irreparable: The Holocaust and...

Crossed Out II by Samuel Bak (oil/canvas painting) Adolfo Roitman, Ph.D., curator of the Shrine of the Book, which houses the Dead Sea Scroll collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, will speak about “The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Judaism and Christianity” at Kent State University on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Kiva. A dessert reception will follow...

Crossed Out II by Samuel Bak (oil/canvas painting) The Jewish Studies program at Kent State University will present a lecture and book signing by Eva Schloss, stepsister of Anne Frank, on Thursday, April 8, at 12:15 p.m. at the Kent Student Center Kiva. Schloss was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1929. She and her family immigrated to Belgium and eventually to Holland in 1938, shortly after Adolph...