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Maryland’s Jewish community prepares for Election Day

Ben Baruch @Ben_J_Baruch For Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel and the university’s Jewish community at large recognize the importance of this year’s presidential election, now just a few days away.  To galvanize Jewish voters, Maryland ...

Hillel brings a taste of Israel to students’ homes

  By: Paige Maizes @MaizesPaige For Mitzpeh This university’s Hillel Israel Fellow Sapir Frieman, 28, led an Israeli Zoom cooking class on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., as part of Hillel International's weekly virtual cooking ...

Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the ...

Kedma pulls off Orthodox in-person services during High Holidays

By Ben Baruch For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Although the coronavirus pandemic’s restrictions made celebrating the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur difficult, members of this university’s Orthodox Jewish community made sure that social distancing ...

Challah for Hunger and Food Recovery Network teach about food insecurity

By Laina S. Miller @LainaSMiller For Mitzpeh Over 100 people gathered on Zoom on Sep. 24 to attend “The Food Talk: A Conversation About Food Insecurity and Food Waste.” Held by the Challah for Hunger UMD chapter and the Food Recovery ...

High quality High Holidays at UMD, courtesy of Hillel and Chabad

By Laina S. Miller @LainaSMiller For Mitzpeh Student life this year is different in a way that has never been dealt with before -- and the Jewish organizations at this university have stepped up to support students in need. So much about ...

Kedma gets students moving through the fall semester

By: Angel Gingras  @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh On Sep. 7, Kedma hosted a virtual Zumba event to bring the community together and support a local charity.  As the fall semester kicks off, classes are not the only thing to move online since ...

Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer ...

Purim celebrations undimmed despite growing COVID-19 concerns

By Laina S. Miller For Mitzpeh @LainaSMiller Purim, celebrated this year on Monday evening and Tuesday, arrived in the midst of the growing international COVID-19 outbreak. Traditional celebrations, including parties, gatherings for the ...

Despite lack of tradition, students describe Purim party at Stamp as huge success

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial This university’s Purim celebration was filled with the usual things one would find at a Purim celebration: food, noisemakers, an upbeat mood and costumes galore. The holiday celebrates one ...