2017-2018 63 results

Material published in 2017-2018 school year.

Students in Greek life experience SHABAM as hosts

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Everything Ilona Ehrlich and James Hackler had been working towards for the last month came together on Nov. 17 when the two hosted a conjoined SHABAM dinner for their sorority and fraternity, respectively. ...

Hillel hosts eleventh annual SHABAM in homes across campus

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Over 1,000 students gathered around dinner tables across this university’s campus in celebration of SHABAM Friday night. SHABAM, which stands for “Shabbat Across Maryland” is sponsored by the ...

JSU rolls out the red carpet for annual semi-formal event

By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   The Jewish Student Union held a movie premiere-style semi-formal complete with a red carpet to strut down Thursday night in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Thrown purely for the sake of ...

Oxfam’s interactive hunger banquet facilitates discussion about food insecurity, social injustice

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss In an effort to educate and inspire students at this university, the Oxfam UMD chapter held a hunger banquet and discussion at Hillel to strike conversation on the social injustices facing refugees ...

Students voice concerns about BDS, bill fails to reach vote by SGA

By Nicole Weinstein For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Student Government Association voted against a bill proposed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions organization Wednesday night that “calls on our university to divest from any companies that do ...

Dr. Orit Rozin offers new perspective on Suez Crisis, Israeli morale in the late 1950s

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9   Israeli scholar Dr. Orit Rozin analyzed the events leading up to the 1956 Suez Crisis from a unique perspective while giving a presentation in H.J. Patterson Hall Tuesday afternoon. ...

Mezuzah program provides students with sense of home, identity

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Jewish students across campus can receive discounted or even free mezuzahs for their dorms, apartments, and houses thanks to a special fund that supports purchasing a mezuzah from Chabad at this university....

While SGA prepares to vote on BDS bill, opposition groups fight back

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Nov. 15) at 12:22 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Terps for Israel and UMD ...

“Lunch Bunch” combines two Hillel favorites: Israel, food

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Lunch Bunch Israel, a new program that meets weekly to eat lunch and discuss individual experiences with Israel, held its first full meeting in the Hillel dining room Monday afternoon. The ...

Hillel hosts fourth annual Good Deeds Day with “Tie-Tie-Thai” theme

By Ashley Peccerelli For Mitzpeh @Ashley_Pecce Hillel hosted Good Deeds Day Sunday to give students an opportunity to do a good deed and engage with the community. This year’s theme was Tie-Tie-Thai, featuring three activities, tie-dyeing, ...