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Ometz hosts another successful “extravaganza” event

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko Ometz, this university’s conservative, traditional egalitarian Jewish group, hosted another successful “Ometz Extravaganza,” which consisted of many members from the Jewish community coming ...

Israeli activist joins Terps for Israel to speak on importance of intersectionality

By Ben Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 “A big part of intersectionality is showing up and supporting each other.” That was the prevailing message from Hen Mazzig, an Israeli activist who spoke at this university’s campus on ...

Students dance around campus to celebrate Simchat Torah

By Sara Cohen For Mitzpeh @SaraEmilyyy Although sometimes one of the lesser-known holidays, Simchat Torah is a joyous and exciting holiday for Jews. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, October 20 (the 22nd of the Hebrew month Tishrei) ...

Holocaust survivor tells tales of pain, optimism to packed room

By Laina Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Minnie Osher, a Holocaust survivor and determined optimist, spoke to over 200 students, parents and relatives at this university on Friday about her life before, during and after the Holocaust. The event ...

Hillel’s “Pink Shabbat” brings students together for night of support

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @BergelTori Pink streamers and decorations aligned the walls. Pamphlets were strewn across the tables. Dresses and polo shirts in various rosey tones were worn by students scattered throughout the room. ...

Hillel brings students together as community to break fast, celebrate new year

By David Blumberg For Mitzpeh @DGBlumberg Yom Kippur is a time to reflect. It is a time to consider the past year, mistakes we’ve made and our goals for the new year. But for many Jewish students, there is something else on their minds ...

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 ...