Purim falls over break, but spirit doesn’t break
By Yakira Cohen
Last year, junior philosophy major Mikey Pollack paraded around campus in a red cowboy hat and an army t-shirt to celebrate Purim. This year, he isn’t even sure if he will dress up.
Although the holiday usually unites students in celebration, Purim will fall on the Thursday of spring break ...
Jewish students go global during winter break
By Nicole Wohlberg
As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation.
Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for Jewish students. These trips are geared for students who observe Sabbath and keep kosher.
Over the ...
Returning volunteers partake in day of service
By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh
Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break (AB) program concluded its welcome back to school week by holding a day of service for AB students March 29.
The Alternative Break program at this university offers students a chance to spend their winter and spring breaks doing community service ...
Global Justice Shabbat inspires students to make a local change
By Natalie Koltun, for the Mitzpeh, @Nat_Koltun
The third annual Global Justice Shabbat, held on March 27 at Maryland Hillel, featured Ruth Messinger, president of American Jewish World Service, a Jewish organization that works to combat poverty and establish universal human rights in the developing world.
“It’s cool to come here ...