Steven Greenberg, the first openly gay Orthodox rabbi, will visit Kent State University on Monday to spread the message of inclusion and diversity in collaboration with Hillel and the university’s LGBTQ Student Center.
Tomer Yechezkel, an Israel fellow at Hillel, arranged for Greenberg to speak with students in the University Library’s Garden Room at 6 p.m.
“Rabbi Greenberg coming to Kent allows students to be open-minded and hear from someone who has gone through many struggles that many college students have schema on,” said Emily Yehezkel, junior special education major and Hillel president.
The two groups are coming together at Hillel on Friday for a Kent PRIDE! Shabbat before Greenberg comes to speak.
The Shabbat, which celebrates the Jewish Sabbath, is a night for students to relax and feel comfortable.
Yehezkel said the event will be beneficial to students of all faiths.