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NHBT kicks off with basketball, bagels, inter-collegiate bonding

By Savannah Williams Copy editor @SavannahUMD The sounds of squelching, rain-drenched shoes, requests for directions to the arena and sleep-deprived laughter hailed in the first morning of the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. More than 400 ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a ...

Meyerhoff Center hosts lecture on struggles of Jewish identity at University of Michigan

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising A professor spoke Wednesday afternoon to group of around 20 University of Maryland faculty about his recent book, which studies Jewish identity specifically at the University of Michigan, one of the ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the ...

Brian Rosenzweig speaks on importance of technology, innovation in Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising A co-founder and managing partner at JANVEST Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, talked to about 20 students Tuesday evening at Maryland Hillel about Israel’s prominence in the technology ...

Israel’s run in World Baseball Classic allows for cultural unity among Jews

By Isabella Olive For the Mitzpeh @IzzyOlive7 The Israeli national baseball team’s historic run in the World Baseball Classic came to an end on Wednesday, March 15. The inspirational success has been dubbed a “Cinderella Story.” Israel was ...

National Hillel Basketball Tournament scores student involvement

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 The Terps may have been booted out of March Madness, but that’s not the end of all things basketball this season at this university; the National Hillel Basketball Tournament is just around the ...

Students choose to dedicate breaks to service through Maryland Hillel Alternative Break

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising     Spring break is upon us, and some students are either catching up on some well-deserved sleep, bingeing the newest show on Netflix, working on class assignments trying to get ahead, ...

Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed

By Jon Orbach For the Mitzpeh @jorbachh A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ...

UT passes Jewish support resolution, UMD students discuss pros, cons

By Abigail Bentz For the Mitzpeh @abigailkbentz     The University of Texas student government unanimously passed a resolution to declare support for their Jewish student body March 7. Should this university consider doing the ...