AEPi 6 results

Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member. By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle. While the Maccabees’ unlikely defeat of Antiochus and the miracle of the oil is still at the forefront of Jewish minds ...

Susskind finds life lessons combining basketball, Judaism

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Jacob Susskind’s career at this university made several headlines in the Jewish community. Susskind was a walk-on for the this university’s basketball team, and even though he averaged less than two minutes per game over his four-year career, his impact spread far beyond the basketball ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

Maryland Hillel students conduct Yom Kippur services for prison inmates

By Jack Wisniewski Staff writer @jaywizzywizard Zach Dicker left Maryland Hillel  around 12 p.m. Tuesday to ensure  that he would arrive at  the Federal Correctional Institution in Petersburg, Virginia before the start of Yom Kippur. A senior finance major, Dicker drove two and a half hours with five other students to the prison so ...

Jewish rushing on the rise (Feb. 2008)

By Gabi Weisel, Mitzpeh staff writer When Jason Botvinick first arrived at the University of Maryland campus in fall 2007, he was unsure if he wanted to be a part of Greek life. After going to the Chabad House and seeing pictures of the Jewish fraternities and sororities, he decided to give it a shot. In order to explore his options, ...

Over 150 join AEPi’s ‘Walk to Remember’

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi The brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi revived a national tradition April 16 and walked through campus to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day and help make sure that people never forget. After a four year lull, Alex Spector, president of the AEPi chapter at this university, decided to  start the ...