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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 ...

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 ...