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Israel themed Shabbat dinner helps students connect

By Dovid Fisher, for the Mitzpeh, @DovidFisher Maryland Hillel's Israeli-themed Shabbat Dinner took place during Israel Week and gave students an opportunity to celebrate Israel in an intimate setting. Courtesy of Nurit Eitan.   Jewish students from various backgrounds enjoyed an Israel-themed dinner at Hillel on April 24. The ...

Over 150 join AEPi’s ‘Walk to Remember’

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi The brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi revived a national tradition April 16 and walked through campus to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day and help make sure that people never forget. After a four year lull, Alex Spector, president of the AEPi chapter at this university, decided to  start the ...

Students host homeless advocacy event at Maryland Hillel

By Harris Blum, for the Mitzpeh, @Harris_Blum Two of Maryland Hillel’s social justice fellows hosted a speaker from the National Coalition for the Homeless on April 20. David Pirtle, speaker for the National Coalition for the Homeless, took the floor in Hillel’s library in order to inform students of the problems surrounding the ...

IDF soldier Izzy Ezagui speaks with UMD students

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @OfmanDaniel Izzy Ezagui, an Israel Defense Force volunteer from Miami who later became a one-armed squad commander, spoke at Van Munching Hall on April 27 about the importance of taking an active role in supporting and defending the State of Israel. As students shuffled into the hall, Ezagui sat calmly in ...

Students host discussion to remember the forgotten

MICA and Hamsa spark discussion about the Nazi persecution of the queer and Jewish communities By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh The office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) sponsored an event Wednesday, April 15 to remember the persecuted Queer and Jewish victims of the Holocaust in honor of ...