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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 ...

For Jewish students, Kegma tailgates serve as fun community builders

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori On Terps football gamedays, celebrations are felt throughout campus: Greek life tailgates on the lawn, students strolling around in Maryland apparel and families coming to visit, barbecuing and ...

With “Adopt-a-Bubbie,” students assist the elderly, but make new friends as well

By Madison Burinsky For Mitzpeh @officialMadiB_ It's no secret that college students have a wide array of interests, ranging from art to music, and for some, maybe even playing bingo. For members of the Adopt-a-Bubbie program at the Univer...

Students highlight good, bad of teaching Hebrew school, why it’s worth it

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori For most students, the weekend offers a much-needed break from the stress of class. Some, however, spend their time not in bed, but molding the minds of children, teaching them the basics of the ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Uri Farber and Eleanna Weissman

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira A journey through Dunkin’ Donuts, the Memorial Chapel Gardens, 7/11 and the Commons Shop transformed junior criminology and criminal justice major Eleanna Weissman’s “pretentious” and ...

For these Jews, Halloween is celebrated as a simply American holiday

By Hannah Davidson For Mitzpeh @hhannahdavidson Despite its religious background, Halloween is widely celebrated among Jews, including students at this university. It is believed that Halloween originated from Celtic culture, and was a ...

For Jewish students, holiday season brings together family, tradition and stress of missing classes

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 It is the Jewish holiday season, and Jews around the world, including students at this university, are celebrating a series of holidays.  According to Maryland Hillel, there are 6,500 Jewish students on ...