2017-2018 175 results

Material published in 2017-2018 school year.

Gift of Life introduces stem cell donor to recipient during NHBT bracket games

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD While players from around the country gritted their teeth, leapt into the air and dove after basketballs in the bracket rounds of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, one woman stood on the ...

NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The matches, which ran from 9 ...

Basketball tournament participants look to shine in individual skills competition

By Benjamin Gonzalez For Mitzpeh @benyamin155 Several NHBT participants showed up to the Xfinity Center to try their skills in individual contests: the 3-point contest, the dunk contest, and the skills challenge Saturday afternoon. The ...

NHBT competitors and spectators come together as a people for Shabbat dinner before tournament

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students, alumni and university guests took a break from the competition of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament to enjoy dinner as a community Friday night. After the first day of the eighth ...

It’s “in the hands of the parties”: David Satterfield talks Israeli-Palestinian conflict at UMD forum

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops With the boycott of Israel Fest going on just across campus, Ambassador David Satterfield addressed the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, among other issues, at a forum Thursday at this university. Satterfi...

When Competition Gets “Friendly”: Friendship Circle members make their mark on NHBT court

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh Along with over 300 students from all over the country, local Friendship Circle members were also invited to partake in this year’s National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The Friendship Circle is a ...

JSU celebrates Israel’s 70th birthday with annual Israel Fest

By Jamie Kerner For Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The Maryland Jewish Student Union held its annual Israel Fest on McKeldin Mall as it celebrated Israel's culture and 70th birthday Thursday. The event, which was held from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., ...

Students gather to protest Israel Fest, affirm Palestinian lives

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh For many students, showing up to Thursday's protest against Israel Fest at this university was one of the few ways they could convey pro-Palestine perspectives without repercussions. Students for ...

Maryland students show off their ‘Turf’ at NHBT’s bar night

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 Half the crowd at Terrapin’s Turf on Thursday night came for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament’s bar night, the first event of the jam-packed weekend. This weekend, over 300 players ...

Members of the Jewish community gather in memory of Israel’s fallen soldiers

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students and members of this university’s Jewish community came together Wednesday night in somber respect to commemorate Yom HaZikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day. Maryland Hillel hosted the ceremony ...