Susskind finds life lessons combining basketball, Judaism
By 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
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
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 ...