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JLIC couple set to leave after first year at UMD Hillel

By Jack Wisniewski For the Mitzpeh @Jaywizzywizard With the news that Maryland Hillel will be losing a Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple at the end of the semester, they face the task of finding a replacement for the 2017 fall semester....

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 ...

Jew You Should Know: Perry Bloch

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Even though Perry Bloch, the current vice president of the finance committee for the Student Government Association, was curious about the markets growing up, he did not come to this university expecting to ...

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 ...

Hillel North Ambassador program fosters north campus Jewish community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 This semester, Hillel launched its newest program, Hillel North Ambassadors, a leadership development program for Jewish freshmen living on North Campus. According to Hillel’s website, Hillel ...

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, ...

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 ...