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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 ...

MEOR Maryland’s newest educators foster environment of growth, connection to Judaism

By Caroline X. Adkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Rabbi Moshe and Rebbetzin Esti Schonbrun are the newest educators to join MEOR Maryland, a campus-based organization committed to extending learning opportunities to all types of Jewish students ...

A ∙ C ∙ H ∙ I ∙ M: Maryland Hillel’s “big brother” program helps transition freshmen into campus life

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @BergelTori Adjusting to a new environment is difficult for anyone. But for a freshman living independently for the first time, it can be completely overwhelming. In comes Achim, a Hillel program that pairs new ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Jacob Nelson and Adina Arnet

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When sophomore Letters and Sciences student Adina Arnet rolled into TerpZone bowling Thursday night, she was met by none other than a prior acquaintance, junior finance and information systems major ...