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Lambda Theta Alpha, Terps for Israel host event to discuss the influence of Jewish, Latino culture

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 A shared interest in two distinct cultures brought this university’s Terps for Israel and the Upsilon Chapter of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. (LTA) together Wednesday to discuss the history ...

JLIC’s first Food for Thought of the semester explores religion, the state of Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Rabbi Elli Fischer spoke to six students at Maryland Hillel Monday night about the relationship between religion and the state of Israel. This was the first discussion of the semester for JLIC’s ...

MEOR leads hamantaschen baking, talks in women’s empowerment at annual “Shake and Bake”

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 A group of 12 girls gathered Tuesday night for MEOR’s annual “Shake and Bake,” ready to create all different kinds of hamantaschen during this pre-Purim women-only event. MEOR Assistant Director ...

Ahuva Tsykin speaks about journey from Catholicism to Orthodox Judaism

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Rebbetzin Ahuva Tsykin, who grew up Catholic in Puerto Rico and converted to Orthodox Judaism, spoke about her experiences to about 100 people Sunday night. The event, hosted at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center, ...

Greek life organizations decorate cupcakes to raise money for Jewish cancer patients

By Abigail Bentz For the Mitzpeh @abigailkbentz Alpha Epsilon Phi hosted “Cupcake Wars,” a philanthropic event to raise money for breast cancer on Sunday. This university’s Greek life gathered at Hillel Sunday at noon to compete ...

Students of different faiths share perspectives on, highlight importance of Passover

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD Sarah Joseph sat in a warmly lit room of this university’s Memorial Chapel Thursday night, Tanach in her hand and smile on her face, ready to share the significance of the Jewish celebration of ...

JWLC adapts to student interest, maintains professional aspect

By Tom Hart For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh About 100 Jewish students gathered Sunday at Maryland Hillel and in Van Munching Hall’s Thomas G. Pownall Atrium for an evening of socializing and professional development at the Fourth Annual Jewish Women’s ...

Former State Department advisor shares expert opinion Trump administration’s relationship with Israel

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Aaron David Miller, a 24-year veteran of the U.S. State Department as a former advisor for Arab-Israeli relations, spoke to over 100 students about the future of the U.S.-Israeli relationship with the ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on dragon slaying in Ancient Hebrew texts

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising Dragons, storm gods, and the sea were the focal points of Robert Miller’s lecture Wednesday when he addressed a group of about 30 students and faculty. The lecture, “Dragonslaying in the Ancient ...

Students innovate, network in Shabbat-friendly hackathon

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Jewish and non-Jewish students poured into the Hillel Center Feb. 18 for the JHacks Hackathon, a full day of coding and designing apps, web applications and hardware. The clamor of conversation and wiggling ...