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A ∙ C ∙ H ∙ I ∙ M: Maryland Hillel’s “big brother” program helps transition freshmen into campus life

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @BergelTori Adjusting to a new environment is difficult for anyone. But for a freshman living independently for the first time, it can be completely overwhelming. In comes Achim, a Hillel program that pairs new Jewish students with returning student “big brothers” and “big sisters” to help them ...

SAFRA makes strides on campus with Sephardic students

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko The Jewish community at this university continues to expand with an on-campus group that is revamping their organization for the semester. SAFRA, otherwise known as the Sephardic Association for Festive and Religious Activities, is a relatively new organization that aims to help Sephardic ...

Club baseball outfielder swings for regionals

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Spencer_Dobkin   In the spring of Devin Rosen’s sophomore year, he realized something was missing in his college life. It was time to get back into his favorite activity: baseball. The math major had been playing since he was five years old, but hadn’t played since graduating high school, so ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...

Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!

By Nicole Noechel For Mitzpeh @noechel_nicole   Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, covers everything from American and Israeli pop to traditional Jewish music, performing for audiences ...

New student group Lavi talks about Shmita during its first event

By Rachel Askinasi, for the Mitzpeh, @raskinasi Jewish students on campus found a hole in the list of opportunities to get involved with their peers who wanted to think about sociological issues more than they want to analyze religion, so they created Lavi to offer an alternative. Alyssa Gabay, a freshman microbiology major, went on a ...