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Jew You Should Know: Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz

By Senaya Savir, staff writer, @SenayaSavir Hillel staff welcomed an additional member to their team this past December. Rachel Hochheiser-Schwartz, originally from Potomac, Md., is serving as the new Maryland Hillel leadership consultant....

No cap for second timers on Taglit- Birthright Israel trips this summer

By Brittany Britto, reporter, @brittanybritto     Applications for the summer Taglit- Birthright Israel trip are now open for students looking for a chance to travel to Israel to connect with their roots, whether it be for ...

Kibbitzing and questions with Sarah Tasman – the new rabbi at Hillel

By Michele Amira Rabbi Sarah Tasman is the senior Jewish educator at Maryland Hillel, coming into the position formerly held by Rabbi Jessica Lott. Among other responsibilities, Tasman will work with Reform students, lead learning initiatives and ...

First MEOR ‘Mind, Body and Soul’ shabbaton provides Jewish ideals on sisterhood, spirituality and self-esteem

By Michele Amira Pinczuk Forget the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this past weekend was a “Sisterhood of Shabbat,” thanks to Meor’s first “Mind, Body and Soul Retreat” shabbaton. The shabbaton took place at the peaceful ...

Sufganiyot traditions: Students can decorate doughnuts at Terpim’s Dec. 10 event

By Senaya Savir Nutrition students beware: Hanukkah is coming up and with it the Jewish tradition of eating greasy foods. The custom to eat foods like potato latkes and sufganiyot, jelly doughnuts, is to honor the miracle of the menorah oil ...

Jew You Should Know: Ariella Bloomfield

By Jamie Weissman Whenever Manhattan native Ariella Bloomfield is back in New York she visits DOROT, an old age home where she volunteers and delivers food. So, when a friend asked her if she wanted to visit Potomac’s Hebrew Home every ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Andrew Podob and Tova Rosenthal

  Year/ Major: Andrew Podob: Senior/government and politics Tova Rosenthal: Freshman/psychology Describe how you were feeling before the date: Andrew: I wouldn’t say I was nervous, but I was obviously unsure who I was going ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Zev Klein and Naomi Lieberman

Describe how you were feeling before the date. Z: I was super excited and a little nervous. Originally, we were going to meet for a tango lesson, which made me pretty panicky. I practiced dancing in my room with the help of YouTube and a broom. ...

Cultural group Mishelanu explores what it means to be Israeli-American

By Charlie Wright Last year, a new program for Israeli-American students came to campus. Mishelanu, which means ”from ourselves” in Hebrew, is a program that focuses on creating a community for Israeli-American students on American college ...

Jew You Should Know: Sheila Jelen

                                By Sharadha Kalyanam Aside from teaching Jewish studies and comparative literatu...