day : 11/03/2015 14 results

Hillel’s JWLC focused on making the most out of a college experience

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi The second annual Jewish Women’s Leadership Conference was held on March 8 at Hillel. Participants attended seminars that were geared toward a variety of professional world readiness, conference co-chair, Emily Shreck, said. This year, conference organizers decided to alter the nature ...

New student group Lavi talks about Shmita during its first event

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi Jewish students on campus found a hole in the list of opportunities to get involved with their peers who wanted to think about sociological issues more than they want to analyze religion, so they created Lavi to offer an alternative. Alyssa Gabay, a freshman microbiology major, went on a ...

Keepin’ it kosher; Jewish students may have options

By Natalie Koltun, For the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun   As any student who keeps kosher will tell you, the University of Maryland is limited in food options that align with the strict diet. Aviva Pollack, a senior classical languages and literature major, regularly attends university basketball games and finds the lack of kosher ...

Men’s basketball ranks in top 10 for first time since ‘03

By Daniel Chavkin Staff writer @dchav96   For the first time in many years, the University of Maryland men’s basketball team is bringing excitement to the student body. Fresh off an upset win over No. 5 Wisconsin and another big win against Michigan, students are starting to believe that Maryland may be a threat to win it ...

Good Deeds Day: Hillel-sponsored day of service sends volunteers to help local nonprofits

By Charles Hansler, staff writer, @CharlieHansler  More than 100 students participated in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day on March 1. Good Deeds Day is an international celebration of service that businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison started in Israel in 2007. The international date of the event is March 15, but students ...

With reduced campus parking options, can students park at Hillel?

By Jacob Schaperow, Editor-in-chief, @jschap1 For those of you who know me, you know that I am not much of a rule-breaker. So when I got my first parking ticket from the Department of Transportation Services last summer, it should be no surprise that I didn’t mean to park illegally. I assumed the space in Lot O1 was free because it was ...

Purim vs. Halloween: Religious significance creates different meaning for Jewish holiday

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Everyone looks to a holiday as a little escape and break from their everyday lives. Whether it’s for religious or traditional reasons, holidays bring excitement and fun to our typical schedules. This month, the Jews celebrated Purim. Every year on the 14th of the Hebrew month Adar, the Jewish ...

University housing plan restructured due to budget cuts, many options still available

By Jake Baum, For the Mitzpeh, @JakeAtUMD Over winter break, this university began the process of restructuring its housing plan for the years to come. State-imposed budget cuts totaling about $15.6 million stunted the university’s ability to expand many of its assets, including, most importantly, the housing program. Originally, the ...

Valentine’s Day Matchmaker couple takes NuVegan Cafe

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Although every day should be all about ahava (Hebrew for love), there is only one weekend ALL about ahava. So, what better time is there to go on a date than Valentine’s Day? Hailey Siller and Craig Wasserman went on their blind date the weekend of Valentine’s Day and tried out the new ...

A sneak peak at the 2015 Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum   As the 2015 Israeli elections draw closer, many different candidates from various political parties are scrambling to earn their spots as leaders within the Israeli government. The upcoming elections taking place on March 17 feature several political parties. There is no shortage of ...