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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 ...

Jew You Should Know: Emma Weisbaum

By Lauren Hamilton For Mitzpeh @laurenhjour Although Emma Weisbaum originally thought pursuing art in college would be a waste of time, she is now one of less than 20 seniors hand-picked for this university’s honors studio art program. ...

Hillel cookbook to provide a new kind of college survival guide

By Hannah Davidson For Mitzpeh @hhannahdavidson By the end of the school year, Jewish students at this university will have a new way to connect to one another: a cookbook.  Compiled by students Dena Gershkovich and Arianna Kigner ...

SAFRA makes strides on campus with Sephardic students

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko The Jewish community at this university continues to expand with an on-campus group that is revamping their organization for the semester. SAFRA, otherwise known as the Sephardic Association for ...

Students share stories of 10-day journey to last a lifetime

By Matt Levine For Mitzpeh @_MattSLevine Spencer Dobkin, a junior journalism major, has dreamed of going on Birthright Israel ever since he heard about the program at a young age. “Who doesn’t want to go on a free trip to see ...

Jewish studies program sees redesign as student engagement declines

By Vanessa Reis For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Jewish studies major at this university is being redesigned after numbers in the program dropped significantly, said Hayim Lapin, director of The Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies. Lapin said ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Tammy Soleymani and Daniel Ben-Or

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When junior government and politics and psychology major Tammy Soleymani arrived at the Maryland Dairy Tuesday afternoon for her blind date, she was surprised to meet not a new person, but a familiar ...

From tzitzis to swag: The convergence of Jewish Orthodoxy and Greek life

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When Andrew Schwartz opens his drawers each morning, stacks of Alpha Epsilon Pi sweatshirts and rows of kippas make him hesitate. The sophomore management major has a choice: to broadcast his ...

Jew You Should Know: David Stein

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira   3...2...1 The energy is contagious. Fans are cheering, players are sweating, and the Xfinity Center is bursting with energy as the bright yellow numbers tick down. This is no ...