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Seniors hope to host monthly themed Shabbat dinners

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Earlier this semester, seniors Max Cohen and Nathan Wasserman organized a Hunger Games-themed Shabbat meal. They hoped to begin a trend of seniors hosting monthly dinners to enhance the Hillel Shabbat experience. “We wanted to spice up the classic Hillel dinners,” said Cohen, a computer ...

Pre-Passover, kosher diner emphasizes meat days

By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel, the home to kosher dining at this university, recently made changes to its Tuesday lunch menu in order to test out different dining options for students on its meal plan. Although Hillel traditionally reserved Tuesday exclusively for dairy meals, the organization ...

Returning volunteers partake in day of service

By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break (AB) program concluded its welcome back to school week by holding a day of service for AB students March 29. The Alternative Break program at this university offers students a chance to spend their winter and spring breaks doing community service ...

Guy Ziv talks about the Israeli elections

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum Students and faculty interested in Israeli politics heard Guy Ziv, a foreign policy professor at American University and this university, discuss the results of the Israeli elections and their implications for American diplomacy with Israel on March 30 in Tydings Hall. This university’s ...

Global Justice Shabbat inspires students to make a local change

By Natalie Koltun, for the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun The third annual Global Justice Shabbat, held on March 27 at Maryland Hillel, featured Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, a Jewish organization that works to combat poverty and establish universal human rights in the developing world. “It’s cool to come here ...