In our socially distanced world, students across Georgia are relying on Hillel for access to Jewish community and experiences during the High Holidays and throughout the year. Your generous support allows us to continue to offer connections and programs to meet Jewish students' interests while keeping them safe and healthy.
Welcome, KSU Alumni!
Much like there is no “typical” KSU student, there’s really no “typical” Hillel experience either. For some students, we’re a source of community programming and Jewish education. Fellowships, trips, gatherings, networking opportunities - we got it all and more! For others, we’re a support network of friends on hard days and a hype team on good ones. And yet for everyone, we strive to be a dependable, transformative Jewish home away from home.
You, our alumni, make it possible to do what we do. By staying in touch, offering your guidance, and showing your support for Hillel’s programs and initiatives, we’re able to reach more students and make a difference on and off campus. Thank you for all that you do!
And, importantly, we’re in your corner as well! I’m always here for you if you’re curious about KSU Jewish life, want to learn more about our programs, or are eager to find a local Jewish community close to where you live! Just reach out and say hi!
Think back on your days as a Kennesaw State University student—all the classes, late nights, special events, and relationships you built. You will always be part of Owl-nation, and our KSU alumni are loyal to their school because, regardless of their professional paths, they are bonded together by a transformative college experience.
Hillel adds an extra layer to that experience. The students engaged in Hillel see their Jewish identity as source of connection and empowerment. Through Hillel’s programming, outreach, and community engagement, hundreds of KSU students have grown into their Jewish identity by virtue finding a home away from home. We are changing the Jewish future for the better, and we have our alumni – you all – to thank for it. Through your mentorship, engagement, and generous support, YOU make Hillel a vital part of the Jewish college experience for so many. For that, we want to send our most grateful appreciation.
And just as you support Hillel, we want to support you. If you’re a KSU alum who wants to stay connected to campus life, would like to mentor a student, or who wants to hear about what other alums are doing, please contact me. I am here to help keep you an Owl for life.
Dr. Catherine M. Lewis
KSU Hillel Faculty Advisor
We are excited to welcome your student to their Jewish home away from home! At Hillel we seek to create an open, inclusive Jewish environment for every student, and our staff will strive to ensure that everyone feels at home as a vital member of our Hillel family.
Parent contributions of any amount are vital for Hillel to engage, support, and inspire every Jewish student on campus. Your support helps us provide free Jewish programming, kosher Shabbat and holiday meals, leadership opportunities, and so much more!
Parent Giving Circle
Hillel at KSU's Parent Circle is a dedicated group which supports the ongoing advancement of Hillel at KSU. Parent Council members provide feedback, serve as ambassadors, and offer philanthropic support, both personally and through outreach to other stakeholders. Members share a common interest in strengthening Hillel at KSU and enhancing the Jewish student experience.
Parents play an integral role in the building and sustaining of Jewish life for the Jewish students on campus. We encourage our parents to get involved with Hillel by providing financial support for our programs, providing leadership for our parent and family activities, and helping Hillel at KSU connect with our supporting communities. A financial investment ensures that Hillel at KSU can continue to grow and inspire each unique student, and that each parent can stay connected to Jewish life in Kennesaw.
The Hillel at KSU Parent Circle is a dedicated group which supports the ongoing advancement of Hillel at KSU. PC members provide feedback, serve as ambassadors, and offer philanthropic support, both personally and through outreach to other stakeholders. Members share a common interest in strengthening Hillel at KSU and enhancing the Jewish student experience.
Parent Giving Circle Levels:
$3,600 – $4,999: Community Builders
$1,000 – $3,599: Sustainers
$360 – $999: Supporters
In honor of this generosity, Parent Giving Circle members receive the following tokens of our immense appreciation:
A personal thank you call from our students
Monthly parent newsletter and updates
Special invitation to our Parent Circle events, including meetings with senior University leaders
Regular photos and videos of Hillel at KSU students in action
A copy of our annual Impact Report, with special recognition as a member of the Parent Circle
To enhance their experience on campus, students of Parent Circle supporters will receive:
Hillel KSU swag
Coffee with Hillel KSU campus director
Spring finals package