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Kedma WhatsApp group tracks COVID-19 cases

By Nira Dayanim  Staff writer @Mitzpeh When COVID-19 cases began to rise at this university, many groups were affected, including the Jewish community. The Kedma board (the leadership of the Orthodox community on campus) quickly realized ...

Jewish clubs prepare for online fall semester

Challah for Hunger board members having a meeting over Zoom. Photo courtesy of Anna Kaplan. @Ileanairl By Ileana Lozano Arts Editor Students in over 800 clubs at this university have taken a hit from the changes brought by COVID-19, ...

Navigating the new normal: Jewish freshman life during COVID-19

By Nira Dayanim  For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh An already challenging transition to life on campus has been further complicated by the coronavirus pandemic for freshmen this fall. From reduced dorm capacity to take out meals and online/blended classes, ...

Jew You Should Know: Meira Goldfischer

By Lisa Woolfson Staff writer @lswoolf3 Sophomore Meira Goldfischer says that school has always been her first priority. But as president of Hamsa UMD and a cabinet member of Terps for Israel, no one can accuse her of not being involved in ...

College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center

By Elie Kern For Mitzpeh @ElieKern In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distin...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Danielle Galitzer and Ben Yehuda

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira On Sunday afternoon, senior special education major Danielle Galitzer walked into Dunkin’ sporting a hat and sunglasses. Following the instructions on a cryptic email she received last week, she ...

Jew You Should Know: Avital Hirschhorn

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori The low hum of conversation fills this university's Hillel. A group of girls sits off to the side, hunched over a round table, speaking animatedly to one another. Sometimes they laugh, sometimes they’re ...

For these Jewish students, studying abroad offers chance to connect with their faith

By Alexandra Macia For Mitzpeh @Alexand25682625 Many students at this university look forward to going abroad for at least one semester during their undergraduate experience, but for many Jewish students, going abroad can look a little differ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Nadiv Panitch and Kelly Pavel

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira After last month’s Mitzpeh Matchmaker participants were nowhere to be found nearly two hours after their scheduled date time, junior computer engineering major Nadiv Panitch and senior neurobiology ...

Despite the cold, JFarm blooms into winter

By Ben Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 Although winter is approaching, a JFarm garden outside of the Maryland Hillel building is still blooming in more ways than one. The JFarm garden, supported by the Hillel club since 2009, is part of ...