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Jewish students flock to specific university courses

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early ...

AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish ...

Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!

By Nicole Noechel For Mitzpeh @noechel_nicole   Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, ...

For Jewish students who struggle to balance religious observances with school, September is a month of constant catch-up

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   For the many Orthodox Jews at this university, September is not just holiday time: It’s also an intense game of catch-up. “It’s a ripple effect. You fall behind one day and then ...

Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @jessenassh   “The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman. The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, ...

“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD

By Samantha Hawkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals ...

Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year. While many students plan ...

Jew You Should Know: Jonathan Allen

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi As a child, Jonathan Allen grew up in Aventura—a suburb roughly 18 miles north of Miami—as the son of a single mother who worked long shifts an hour away from their home. Because of his ...

Escape to a land ‘flowing with milk and honey’ with the Dairy’s new kosher ice cream

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted “Milk and Honey” is a new kosher ice cream flavor that will soon be served at Maryland Dairy, thanks to the head chef and a rabbi from Hillel. This ice cream was announced to the public on ...