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Jew You Should Know: Perry Bloch

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Even though Perry Bloch, the current vice president of the finance committee for the Student Government Association, was curious about the markets growing up, he did not come to this university expecting to ...

Hillel North Ambassador program fosters north campus Jewish community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 This semester, Hillel launched its newest program, Hillel North Ambassadors, a leadership development program for Jewish freshmen living on North Campus. According to Hillel’s website, Hillel ...

Students use basketball to mentor community kids

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 Like many underclassmen at this university, Benji Mitrani was looking for a way to get involved on campus. He thought about the wide array of available extracurricular opportunities, and considered ...

Kosher Korner serves Jewish community at Xfinity Center

Testudo's Kosher Korner is the kosher food stand in Xfinity Center, serving fans a variety of New York delicatessen-inspired foods at most Big Ten games that are not on Sabbath. Tom Hart/Mitzpeh

JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees

By Ryan Lander For the Mitzpeh @RyanlanderUMD JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday. Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the ...

MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship kicks off its 27th semester

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13     This spring, MEOR is kicking off its 27th semester of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an experiential education program that has engaged hundreds of Jewish students around this ...

JSU semesterly bar night generates community among students

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW           Under the Cornerstone Grill and Loft’s sparse, harsh lights, the bar top was shiny and unusually clean at the Jewish Student Union’s semesterly bar night.         “This place ...

New, easy way to plan Shabbat meal arrives on your phone

By Johnny Moseman For the Mitzpeh @jmoseman910 When Daniel Reidler and Josh Nehrer were in college, they thought it should be a lot easier to plan a Shabbat meal. A lot goes into planning one of these potluck-style meals.  It would always take ...

Terrapin Row makes Shabbat accommodations for Jewish students

By Nicole Kirkner Copy editor @nicolekirkner Almost every year a new apartment complex is built, giving students fresh options for housing in the coming school year. But with many of the new buildings, like Terrapin Row, implementing electronic ...

Finals on Saturdays cause conflict for sabbath-observant students

By Kaleena Dwyer For the Mitzpeh @kaleenadwyer   Final exams start next Wednesday and every year one of the exam days falls on a Saturday, which causes some Jewish students at this university to struggle with working around Shabbat. ...