Interreligious Council (IRC)

Interfaith · Respect · Community

The IRC is here—offering a collaborative community where every student, staff, and faculty feels encouraged to explore their spirituality, faith traditions, and/or religious identity.

The IRC members are here to speak with you about how to find peace and focus to pursue your studies and life goals with success and happiness. In addition to the IRC, these campus resources and information pages are available:

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Interreligious Council Members


Rabbi Mendy and Sara Alevsky posed while holding three children

Chabad @ CWRU

Rabbi Mendy & Sara Alevsky
Phone - Rabbi Mendy: 216.262.4857 
Sara: 347.461.7182
Location: 2049 East 115th St.
Visit the Chabad @ CWRU website.

"Always celebrating Judaism joyfully, through programs, events, classes, meaningful interactions and leadership opportunities!"


Headshot of female, Jill Ross, smiling

Hillel @ CWRU

Jill Ross 
Phone: 216.231.0040
Location: 11291 Euclid Ave.
Visit the Cleveland Hillel website.

"Engage and empower Jewish young adults through exceptional pluralistic programming and experiences that foster active Jewish life on and off campus and in the Cleveland Jewish community."


Headshot of male, Ken Nakajima, smiling

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship @ CWRU

Ken Nakajima (undergraduate)
Phone: 724.809.1675
Location: Starbucks on E. 115th or Coffee House 
Visit the InterVarsity website.

"Empowering students to transform lives, renew campuses, and change the world through faith in Jesus."

Milka Hanook

Milka Hanook (graduate)
Phone: 216.678.0082
Location: Starbucks on 11302 Euclid Ave or International Student Services Center
Visit the International Students Fellowship website

"Strive to provide practical, social and spiritual support to all international students regardless of faith, background and ethnicity by building intercultural friendships and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ."


Headshot of male, Ramez Islambouli, smiling

Muslim Student Association

Ramez Islambouli 
Phone: 216.288.6145
Location: The Interfaith Center
Visit the Muslim Student Association website.

Faculty advisor for Muslim students on campus.


Headshot of male, Steve Perry, smiling

Newman Catholic Campus Ministry

Steve Perry
Phone: 216.800.8653
Location: The Interfaith Center

"Case Catholic Campus Ministry provides a joyful Christian community in which members of the CWRU community can engage in formation, fellowship, and service rooted in the Catholic Tradition."


Headshot of female, Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger, smiling

United Protestant Campus Ministries (UPCaM)

Rev. Shelley Nelson-Bridger 
Phone: 513.635.7594
Location: The Interfaith Center
Visit the UPCaM website.

"A Christ-centered student community welcoming all to grow in faith and service."