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SHABBAM unites students around friends, creative themes

By Clara Longo de Freitas For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Students all over this university hosted Shabbat dinners, reaching over 1,000 students in more than 100 locations across campus on Friday, September 19, said Maryland Hillel. The meals had a ...

SHABBAM brings students together for a night of challah baking and braiding

By Julia Rosier For Mitzpeh @julia_rosier Maryland Hillel hosted a “Mega Challah Bake” as part of the Shabbat Across Maryland program Thursday night at the Hillel Center. Students decorated challahs with cinnamon, sugar, bagel seeds and ...

UMD students stand strong against hate, bigotry in McKeldin Mall protest

By Char Freedberg News editor @Mitzpeh Members of the Key of David Christian Center from Philadelphia were met with opposition when they came to demonstrate on McKeldin Mall on Tuesday, as students at this university quickly gathered in a ...

Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on ...

Kedma election fills five board positions, including president, vice president

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh Kedma, the Orthodox Jewish community on campus, elected executive board members and officers for five of its eleven positions this week. Liana Chesir was elected vice president of Kedma, taking over ...

Students open hearts, minds through poetry at Sermon Slam 2019

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Stamp Student Union’s grand ballroom lounge wasn’t just a room full of poetry and snapping Monday night but also a room full of bravery, identity and emotion as students shared their renditions ...

Hillel hosts Red Cross blood drive to give back to those in need

By Jenna Pierson Staff writer @jenna_pierson Maryland Hillel hosted its biannual blood drive in the Multi-Purpose room at the Rosenbloom Center Friday afternoon. From 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 25 members of the Hillel community were able to ...

Texas A&M professor visits UMD to talk about Nazi drinking rituals, war crimes

By Ryan Wu For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Dr. Edward B. Westermann, a history professor from Texas A&M University-San Antonio, said at a seminar at Taliaferro Hall last Wednesday that the Nazi drinking rituals during World War II helped facilit...

SGA legislators vote against divestment bill after hours of debate

By Elana Morris For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh This university’s Student Government Association voted against a bill to divest from certain Israeli companies in a 9-25 vote with two abstentions Wednesday night. Though the bill did not explicitly ...

Maryland Hillel hosts Passover Seder highlighting issues with immigrant, refugee rights

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted a “Freedom Seder” Tuesday night, which served as a unique seder that allowed students to discuss immigrants’ and refugees’ rights and how these modern-day ...