Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot
By: Sarah Dilworth
Students and campus groups at this university found inventive ways to continue celebratory traditions despite the limits on in-person campus events.
Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the protection God provided for Jews in the desert when they left Egypt. Part ...
High quality High Holidays at UMD, courtesy of Hillel and Chabad
By Laina S. Miller
Student life this year is different in a way that has never been dealt with before -- and the Jewish organizations at this university have stepped up to support students in need.
So much about Jewish student life is normally in person, from prayer services to kosher meals to holiday events. ...
Condemning responses to arson at University of Delaware Chabad
By Mitzpeh staff
A few weeks ago, we read the terrible news that fire had been set, intentionally, to the Chabad Center at the University of Delaware. The building, known affectionately as the “little blue house” by students, was completely destroyed and approximately $200,000 in damages were caused. Thankfully, nobody was ...
College basketball’s only permanent kosher food stand thrives at Xfinity Center
By Elie Kern
In any college basketball stadium, traditional food stands sell food such as hot dogs, pretzels and popcorn. At the Xfinity Center, one stand sells all of these items and more, with one noteworthy distinction: an entirely kosher menu.
Testudo’s Kosher Korner was founded by Rabbi Eli Backman, this ...
Hundreds dance and sing throughout campus for Simchat Torah
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Over a hundred students danced for almost five hours Monday night for Simchat Torah. Many do not even attend this university.
Students danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at gatherings from Hillel to Chabad to celebrate the completion of another year of reading the Torah. Per ...
Hillel, Chabad to host services and meals for students during Rosh Hashana
By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV
Sound the shofar! Rosh Hashana starts sundown Sunday evening with opportunities each day to celebrate and reflect with Hillel or Chabad this year.
While many students plan to go home for the holiday, Hillel expects hundreds to attend services and meals going on around ...
What do people do for Lag B’Omer? Roast marshmallows, of course!
By Daniel Ofman
UMD Chabad held a celebration, organized by Rabbi Eli Backman, for Lag B'Omer Wednesday night. About 30 people attended the event, and everyone was socializing while making the s'mores. At this relaxing evening at the end of the school year, people could take a break from studying and forget about ...
Kosher on wheels: Brooklyn Sandwich Co. food truck comes to Chabad UMD
By Athiyah Azeem
Tired of dining hall kosher food? The Brooklyn Sandwich Company partnered with Chabad to bring a Kosher food truck to this university’s campus. The truck is conveniently located near Fraternity Row, which is a big draw for students to buy kosher food.
The truck sells items ranging from ...