2015-2016 44 results

Archives header for material published in 2015-2016 school year.

The majors Jews choose

By Shira Torchinsky For the Mitzpeh @shiraatorchii When the school year starts, the usual challenges start to show up. The work begins to pile up, tests and quizzes are scheduled, and for all those taking STAT 100, those MINITAB assignments ...

Past students talk about why they made aliyah

By Jaclyn Turner Features layout editor @jax223 Many Jewish students at this university have close ties to Israel. While hundreds choose to get involved in the campus’ multiple Jewish cultural and policy groups, a smaller number choose to ...

Jew You Should Know: Josh Ashkenazy

By Kirstyn Flood For the Mitzpeh @ThatsSo_Kirstyn Josh Ashkenazy encourages others to “wake up early, jump out of bed like a lion and start the day.” This idea has enabled the Long Island native to live every day anew, accept challenges ...

Hillel Ditches Polystyrene Dishes In Favor of Compostables, Recyclables

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Following the trend of the eco-friendly initiative at this university, Maryland Hillel switched from polystyrene plates to more environmentally safe plates and cups this semester. Even though ...

Alcohol, food sales should include kosher products

University and Jewish students could both benefit from new options By Jake Baum For the Mitzpeh @JakeatUMD When I stepped onto the University of Maryland campus about a year ago, I felt like a legacy. After all, three of my siblings ...

Excessive holiday drinking not in spirit

Intoxication at festival events detracts from community By Jacob Schaperow Editor-in-chief @jschap1 A few days in advance of Simchat Torah each year, students affiliated with either the Orthodox or Conservative student groups at this ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Danielle Leopold and Kevin Rychik

By Michele Amira Pinczuk, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Seniors Danielle Leopold and Kevin Rychik set off on a pumpkin carving adventure in the Maryland Hillel sukkah Sept. 20. After all, the seasons are changing and what says autumn time ...

SHAZAM changes its name to MIC

Advocacy group plans to focus on educating student body about Israel By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The Maryland Israel Coalition isn’t a new organization at the University of Maryland, although it may seem that way. Formerly ...

Maryland Hillel welcomes 4 new staff members

By Madelyn Schaeffer, for Mitzpeh, @mschaef3 This year, Maryland Hillel welcomed four new staff members to its professional crew. These staff members carry a variety of responsibilities and are bringing new programs to Hillel as well as ...

Hillel’s fellowship encourages Greek involvement

By Jessica Fischberg, for the Mitzpeh, @jfischberg This year, Talia Orencel, the new director of engagement and social justices at Maryland Hillel, will run the Jews in Greek Life fellowship created three years ago to continue the strong ...