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Cantor Abbe Lyons ’87, college affiliate in the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, released her new book, “Jewish Liturgy: A Guide for Everyone,” which discusses the observance of Judaism through engaging recitations and music.

Q&A: Hillel cantor releases new book about Judaism

By Ashan Chandrasena, Contributing Writer February 15, 2023
Cantor Abbe Lyons released her new book, “Jewish Liturgy: A Guide for Everyone,” which discusses the observance of Judaism through recitations and music.
Hannah Reynolds ’10 released her second novel Eight Nights of Flirting on Oct. 25. Reynolds is a Jewish author who seeks to diversify the holiday romance genre with Jewish voices.

Q&A: Author brings diverse voice to holiday romance genre

By Elizabeth Kharabadze, Co Life and Culture Editor November 1, 2022
Hannah Reynolds ’10 released her new novel, “Eight Nights of Flirting,” a Hanukkah romantic comedy Oct. 25 to diversify the holiday romance genre.
Following the discovery of the first swastika in Baker Walkway, Interim President La Jerne Cornish sent an email to the campus community condemning the symbol Feb 4. After the second swastika was found in Whalen, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management sent out an alert Feb. 8 to the campus community.

Two swastikas found drawn in Ithaca College campus buildings

By Elijah de Castro and Lorien Tyne February 9, 2022
Since Feb. 3, two separate swastikas have been found drawn on the IC campus. Both are under investigation –– one as a potential vandalism hate crime.
Jennifer Herzog, lecturer in the Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts, aims to educate the public about anti-Semitic hate crimes via the Facebook page Awake to Fight Hate.

Facebook group draws attention to anti-Semitic hate crimes

By Ryan Bieber, Staff Writer January 22, 2020
Jennifer Herzog operates a Facebook page called “Awake to Fight Hate” that informs its approximately 1,500 followers about instances of an anti-Semitism.
Rabbi Saul Berman gives the closing keynote presentation on Jan. 25 at the Ithaca College MLK Week 2018. Berman shares his personal experiences with the civil rights movement in Selma, Alabama.

MLK Week 2018 speaker presents civil rights experiences

By Ryan King, Staff Writer January 28, 2018
Rabbi Saul Berman discussed his involvement with the civil rights movement as the closing keynote speaker for MLK Week 2018.
“Menashe” is an intimate drama about life in a Hasidic Brooklyn community. The film centers around Menashe (Menashe Lustig) as he tries to regain custody of his son, Rieven, (Ruben Niborski) and push the boundries of his faith.

Review: Brooklyn-based drama goes against convention

By Taylor Millican, Contributing Writer September 25, 2017
The audience will inevitably find itself rooting for Menashe and his son as they struggle to secure an emotional relationship.
From left, sophomore Sydney Brenner, vice president of Hillel, leads a discussion during a J Street U meeting on Feb. 20 in the Six Mile Creek room in the Campus Center. Junior Liz Alexander, co-president of Students for Justice in Palestine, voices her concerns over the lack of collaboration between SJP and on-campus pro-Israel groups at a different meeting April 11.

Israeli-Palestinian conflict reflected in campus community

By Kate Nalepinski, Life & Culture Editor April 19, 2017
Haueter said that while the Hillel sector of the college campus cannot meet with certain organizations, Hillel encourages productive, open dialogue.
Many Jewish Community Centers and cemeteries have experienced threats in recent months, representing an uptick in anti-Semitic attacks.

Commentary: Rise in anti-Semitism should not be ignored

By Liya Lachovizer March 29, 2017
One should not be disillusioned, however, to think that anti-Semitism is practiced by right-wing extremists and white nationalists.

American baseball to be a new force in World Baseball Classic

By Nick Fustor, Columnist March 21, 2017
It's important for baseball to staying ahead of other sports in terms of a global game during a Trump Presidency.
Professional hairdressers from Center Haircutters, Pesco Barber Shop, Hair It Is Salon and Karma Salon trimmed locks for the IC Hillel Inch-A-Thon.

Local barbers and Ithaca College Hillel fight cancer head on

By Jake Leary, Assistant Life & Culture Editor March 8, 2017
Sophomore Ryan Downie said he decided to drop by because he could kill two birds with one stone: He could donate to charity and get a haircut.
Elizabeth Alexander and Taranjit Bhatti re-established an Ithaca College chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine in the hopes to foster more discussion about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict at the college.

Student Palestine club created to bring perspective to IC

By Parita Desai, Staff Writer September 20, 2016
This year, Alexander and senior Taranjit Bhatti, along with other students, revived a chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine at Ithaca College, a club that had been created in 2012 but dissolved
Five protesters were arrested for attempting to block the entrance to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference, including former Ithaca College professor Beth Harris, far left , and Ithaca resident Ariel Gold, far right.

Former Ithaca College professor arrested protesting in DC

By Kayla Dwyer and Max Denning March 4, 2015
Beth Harris, a retired associate professor in the Department of Politics, was arrested along with Ithaca resident Ariel Gold and three others for attempting to block the entrance to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Policy Conference.
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