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Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest. About 1,500 to 2,000 ...

Pro-Palestine groups lead boycott of Israel Fest

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Rock climbing, camel rides and food were all a part of the festivities on McKeldin Mall for Israel Fest Tuesday, but another notable attraction was the boycott of the festival held by numerous ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on Hans Kohn’s struggle with nationalism

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Adi Gordon, an assistant professor at Amherst College, spoke April 26 to a group of around 25 students and faculty from this university about Hans Kohn’s lifelong struggle with nationalism and his ...

Assistant director of Maryland Hillel accepts position in Texas

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart The assistant director of Maryland Hillel will be leaving at the end of the semester to pursue a new role as a Hillel executive director in Texas next fall. “Leaving Maryland Hillel [will be] ...

More than 100 students dance night away at J-Dated in D.C.

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Senior nursing major Rebecca Mogil and senior communications major Rashel Maikhor created the event last semester. The 18-and-older club night, which took place at Decades nightclub, was created because ...

Mekonen screening brings unique perspective to campus

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin “Mekonen: The Journey of an African Jew,” a movie by Jerusalem U, was screened at the Stamp Student Union on April 26 as a part of Israel Week. Chloe Valdary, director of partnerships and outreach in ...

Jewish students engage in genetic screening for hereditary illnesses

By Danielle Kiefer For the Mitzpeh @daniellesusan97 Senior Aaron Solomon has always been curious to learn more about his genetic background, so when he had the opportunity to get screened for Jewish genetic diseases for free, he signed up. “I ...

Maimonides Leadership program holds graduation, allows students to reflect

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin On April 23 the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship had its graduation, during which students and mentors reflected on what they have gained from the program. According to the MEOR Maryland’s website, ...

Yom HaShoah event expresses gratitude for Holocaust survivors, mourns genocide

By Amanda Engel Features editor @acdrazen The Hillel Multi-Purpose Room was full and silent for the majority of the Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday. Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Jewish calendar, and between 80 and 90 students ...

Volunteers help special needs visitors make cards for Israeli soldiers

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students from this university socialized Sunday afternoon with visitors from Baltimore Yachad while making cards for Israeli soldiers in the Hillel multipurpose room. Yachad is an international organization that ...