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Jew You Should Know: Joshua Leviton

By Senaya Savir, Staff writer, @SenayaSavir In this year’s SEE Battle of the Bands, senior Joshua Leviton claimed victory, giving him the privilege of performing his biggest show so far opening for artists Jessie J, Logic and the Chainsmo...

Conversation with headlining band of Washington Jewish Music Festival — Golem

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag As a part of the 2015 Washington Jewish Music Festival—the Gypsy, Yiddish, klezmer, funk, fusion band Golem will grace Sixth & I Historic Synagogue on May 14. I talked with the founder of ...

Jew You Should Know: Joshua Bloch

By Daniel Chavkin, Staff writer, @dchav96 Everybody has a hobby, but freshman aerospace engineering major Joshua Bloch went one step further. When he is not studying or attending services, Bloch solves Rubik’s Cubes as fast as he can. This ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Shira Movsas & Jacob Sloyer

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag I scream. You scream. Mitzpeh Matchmaker screams for ice cream. That’s why this month’s Mitzpeh Matchmaker blind date couple, freshman biology major Shira Movsas and junior marketing and ...

Stipend-for-study: Rabbis, participants reflect on goals for Jewish learning programs

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Good Deeds Day: Hillel-sponsored day of service sends volunteers to help local nonprofits

By Charles Hansler, staff writer, @CharlieHansler  More than 100 students participated in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day on March 1. Good Deeds Day is an international celebration of service that businesswoman and philanthropist Shari ...

Valentine’s Day Matchmaker couple takes NuVegan Cafe

By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag Although every day should be all about ahava (Hebrew for love), there is only one weekend ALL about ahava. So, what better time is there to go on a date than Valentine’s Day? Hailey Siller ...

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 ...