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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.
Local Ithaca congregations like Tikkun v’Or, Hillel at Cornell, Al-Huda Islamic Center, First Baptist Church and Temple Beth-El came and shared their statements of support.

Gathering held in response to Colleyville hostage crisis

By Olivia Stanzl, Assistant News Editor January 27, 2022
Members of the Ithaca community gathered in freezing temperatures Jan. 22 at The Commons in solidarity as a response to a hostage standoff at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
The Brown Girl Chronicles- Latinx Religion

‘The Brown Girl Chronicles’- Latinx Religion

October 28, 2019

https://soundcloud.com/ithacan-main/the-brown-girl-chronicles-latinx-religion On this episode, Sobeida speaks with Hierald Osorto, the Ithaca College Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and an...

Lauren Goldberg, executive director of Hillel at Ithaca College, spoke at the Interfaith gathering April 30, in Muller Chapel, held to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and the San Diego synagogue shooting.

Colleges honors victims of Sri Lanka and San Diego attacks

By Cody Taylor, Staff Writer May 1, 2019
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life at IC hosted an interfaith gathering April 30 to honor victims of the Sri Lanka attacks and San Diego synagogue shooting.
Junior Falyn Stempler, outgoing News Editor at The Ithacan, writes about the issues of conflating Zionism with the actions and policies of the Israeli government.

Commentary: Progressive circles need to listen to Jewish people

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor December 12, 2018
Until each side acknowledges the other’s narrative and rights and ties to the same land, this conversation is going nowhere.
Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote an editorial debunking myths about homelessness and calling for compassion regarding homeless people.

Q&A: Cantor debunks myths about homelessness

By Meredith Burke, Opinion Editor October 23, 2018
Cantor Abbe Lyons, Jewish chaplain at Muller Chapel, recently wrote a commentary debunking several myths about homelessness and called for people to think compassionately about it.
Austin Reid, IC Affiliate, writes about the importance of recognizing Judaisms diverse histories and populations to make for a more inclusive environment at Hillel and the college as a whole.

Commentary: What does it even mean to “look” Jewish?

By Austin Reid August 28, 2018
I hope that any member of the Ithaca College community will feel welcome to join me for these important programs which showcase diverse and often underrepresented histories.
James Touchton, protestant chaplain and current Interfaith Council advisor, leads a Refuge service at Muller Chapel Dec. 12. Touchton said the number of practicing Protestants on campus ranges from about 75 to 80 students.

Students find community through religious groups on campus

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer December 13, 2017
“For most of my students, their faith is the most important thing about them,” James Touchton, protestant chaplain and current Interfaith Council advisor, said.
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.
Juniors Kaylee Warner and Barbara Chelchowski read pagan texts during the Sept. 20 meeting of the IC Pagan Community. The group holds several seasonal celebrations that parallel similar holidays in other religions and cultures.

Crystal clear: IC Pagan Community connects uncommon faiths

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer December 7, 2016
In describing the religion, Belkin said paganism is an umbrella term for a number of different earth-based systems of belief.
Author Marla Brettschneider gave a talk on March 31 in the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise focused on communities in Africa that have newly been introduced to Judaism.

Ithaca College speaker discusses Jewish communities in Africa

By Gianna Folz, Contributing Writer April 1, 2016
Author Marla Brettschneider explored the question “What does it mean to be Jewish?” when speaking to Ithaca College students and faculty on Jewish communities in Africa.

Combating Religious Persecution with Open-Mindedness

By Sarah Pittman, Blogger October 4, 2015
The point that I want to make is this: no matter what your spiritual beliefs are, there will be people who put you into certain groupings. This is a result of the extremists in religion who have created an image that is unfairly placed on all who have the same or similar beliefs. Our country prides itself on welcoming diversity, yet religion causes so much conflict and so many hard feelings.
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