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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 ...

Monk gives talk on spiritual aspect of fear, relaxation

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 With the end of the semester at this university approaching, many students are anxious about final exams and what the future may hold. About 30 students and faculty members gathered in Stamp Student ...

Rabbi, students bite into silence surrounding Kashrut

By Suzi Marsh For the Mitzpeh @suzannahmarsh The topic of Kashrut is one that, even in the Jewish community, tends to not get discussed as in-depth as some may hope. This is why Maryland Hillel Rabbi Aderet Drucker attempted to combat that ...

Maryland Greek Life gathers at Hillel for casual Passover Seder

By Rebecca Cohen For the Mitzpeh @beccacohen_ The second night of Passover brought unity and fun to Jewish students in Maryland’s Greek Life community with Hillel’s Greek Seder Tuesday night. The event started at 7 p.m., when members of Greek ...

Students sample foods, learn about Jewish cultures in different countries

By Pearl Mak For the Mitzpeh @pearl_mak Students’ taste buds traveled around the world Wednesday without having to leave the Hillel Game Room. The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition event, which was free to students, ...

Visiting UCLA professor discusses Moroccan Jewish identity, effects of tourism

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies welcomed Aomar Boum, a socio-cultural anthropologist, Wednesday to discuss the effects of the integral history of Jewish culture and presence in Morocco and ...

U.S.-Israeli Policy Conference garners bipartisan, student interest

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss In a time of political change in the U.S., about 18,000 people at the 2017 American Israel Policy Affairs Conference in D.C. displayed a bipartisan voice and unified support for Israel. The ...

Students spread positivity in community on Good Deeds Day

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a More than 125 students spent their Sunday helping their local community, participating in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day April 2. Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was started in ...

Engineering playdate combines STEM, Disney for afternoon of fun

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Engineering and the story of Rapunzel met for elementary school girls under one roof Sunday  in Prince Frederick Hall. Sophomore mechanical engineering major Yonit Ollech held the Engineering Playdate at noon in ...