month : 09/2017 9 results

Kedma, Save a Child’s Heart host 5K fundraiser

By Chidinma Onuoha Staff writer @OmniwriterPen On Sunday morning, several students of this university and non-students crowded in Chapel Field awaiting the Save a Child’s Heart 5K. The race fundraised for children with cardiac problems. Runners in athletic gear and navy blue shirts saying “pump the heart” sat in small groups along ...

Kedma welcomes Rosh Hashanah with painting, music, refreshments

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 With the school year kicking into full gear, many students are looking for low-stress activities to engage in during their free time. Roughly 50 people came together Thursday night at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center for a group activity: painting. Kedma hosted “Paint Night,” an event ...

Haaretz editor-in-chief visits UMD to discuss liberal news coverage in Israel, US

By Mika Park For the Mitzpeh @mpark718 Aluf Benn, editor-in-chief of Haaretz, spoke at a lecture on Sept. 12 titled “Israel, the U.S., & the Media: Inherent Enemies?” with professor Yoram Peri, director of the Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies, and professor Dana Priest of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at The Clarice ...

A call for unity against hate speech, crimes

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 This year, several acts of violence have left the country shocked and divided as citizens try to cope with losses and threats. People from many different groups have been unfairly targeted, and with these events comes the question: how do we combat this? The protests and murder in Charlo...

Chabad kicks off semester with Chinese Shabbat dinner

By Angela Roberts For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh On Friday night, Rabbi Eli Backman and his family opened their home for Jewish students to enjoy a free Shabbat dinner. Although the Backman family hosts Shabbat dinners weekly, their house was particularly crowded this past week. Chinese cuisine may not be considered exactly typical fare for a ...

Freshman Terps attend annual back-to-school camping trip

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss About 30 new Terps partook in Maryland Hillel’s third annual Freshman Camping Trip on Sunday at the Greenbelt State Park in hopes of meeting new people and getting involved on campus. This university’s Terps After Dark offered the program in partnership with Hillel, who led the camping ...

MEOR welcomes Jewish community members with annual 5K and BBQ

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart MEOR hosted its annual 5K and barbecue to welcome this university’s students back on a warm and sunny Labor Day afternoon. The start of the 5K marked the beginning of the festivities as multiple attendees of the launch party took to the streets to show their support for the organization. Last ...

ACHIM program aims to make college transition easier for freshmen

By Lexi Sugar Staff writer @lexisug ACHIM at UMD hosted an ice cream party outside of Hillel Monday night, the program’s first initiative of the year. ACHIM was created in an effort to foster a more welcoming environment for Jewish freshmen on campus. According to its mission statement, ACHIM at UMD aims to provide freshmen not only with ...

Students, alumni gather to make sushi, see friends on Labor Day

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 When most people think ‘Jewish event,’ the thought isn’t followed by ‘sushi.’ But for UMD Chabad, sushi is an annual tradition that allows students to get to know the organization in the first week of classes. Chabad hosted its annual Labor Day fair Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. on La Plata ...