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23 years after his death, “The Rebbe” still impacts Chabad movement

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko Affectionately known as “the Rebbe,” Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson led a Hasidic in the mid-twentieth century movement known as Chabad. According to the Chabad website, the movement has ...

Hamsa provides sense of community for LGBT Jews

By Jackie Budko For Mitzpeh @JackieBudko For LGBT students, finding a place to fit in on this university’s campus can be hard, which is why Hamsa was created for this sector of the Jewish community. “Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot ...

Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member. By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle. While the Maccabees...

Advisor meets with UMD students considering move to Israel

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Many Jewish Americans dream of moving to Israel for a variety of reasons, whether it be for religious observance, for Jewish heritage, or for employment opportunities, but many find the thought of moving ...

Committee for Jewish Collaboration strives to make Hillel a pluralistic community

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 The Committee for Jewish Collaboration is considered by some to be a hidden gem within the Maryland Hillel community. This committee of students isn’t well known but aims to “strengthen the ...

Students in Greek life experience SHABAM as hosts

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc 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, respective...

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....

JFarm cultivates environmental consciousness, new friendships

By Jacqueline Chase For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The newly revamped JFarm UMD: A Jewish Green Community is open to all students interested in growing plants and learning about the environment while meeting new people. The farm is located in front of ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Josh Ashkenazy and Yael Hamburger

  By Grace Mottley Features editor @gracemott17 Junior psychology major Josh Ashkenazy and freshman letters and sciences student Yael Hamburger met on Oct. 27 at the Stamp Student Union to grab a cup of coffee and chat. While both ...

MEOR rabbi starts podcast to broaden Jewish influence

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins3 Rabbi Ari Koretzky’s new podcast aims to introduce the Jewish community to inspiring Jewish men and women making a difference in the world. Titled “Jews You Should Know,” the podcast’s first ...