Ometz entertains students with its first movie night
By Krissy Harris
The game room at the Maryland Hillel center transformed into a movie theater of sorts Saturday night. It was Ometz’s first ‘Movie Night,’ serving up snacks and showing the Israeli film “Atomic Falafel.”
“We will be watching a movie and making pizza bagels,” said Mo Goldberger, ...
SAFRA makes strides on campus with Sephardic students
By Dylan Spilko
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
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
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
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 ...