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Terps share a Laugh with Lovitt

By Sarah Dilworth For Mitzpeh @worthsomedills Comedian Benji Lovitt performed for over 80 students over Zoom on Nov. 5 as part of a Terps for Israel event, uniting comedy lovers from Hillel Montreal, Tulane University for Israel, GW for Israel and Huskies for Israel. “Laugh with Lovitt” was created as part of a fundraiser to ...

Students celebrate a socially distant Sukkot

By: Sarah Dilworth @worthsomedills For Mitzpeh 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 ...

Challah for Hunger and Food Recovery Network teach about food insecurity

By Laina S. Miller @LainaSMiller For Mitzpeh Over 100 people gathered on Zoom on Sep. 24 to attend “The Food Talk: A Conversation About Food Insecurity and Food Waste.” Held by the Challah for Hunger UMD chapter and the Food Recovery Network, “The Food Talk” focused on food insecurity, particularly in college student populatio...

Kedma gets students moving through the fall semester

By: Angel Gingras  @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh On Sep. 7, Kedma hosted a virtual Zumba event to bring the community together and support a local charity.  As the fall semester kicks off, classes are not the only thing to move online since the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Many organizations around campus are working to get staff and students ...

Hillel Arts Showcase celebrates Jewish community through music, dance

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The Hoff Theater at STAMP Student Union was filled with excitement on Saturday night. It was Maryland Hillel’s Arts Showcase, celebrating the Jewish community at this university. Lively chatter echoed through the theater, as an audience of about 300 people from this university's Jewish ...

Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen. Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...

Ometz hosts another successful “extravaganza” event

By Dylan Spilko For Mitzpeh @DylanSpilko Ometz, this university’s conservative, traditional egalitarian Jewish group, hosted another successful “Ometz Extravaganza,” which consisted of many members from the Jewish community coming together for a special night on October 26.  For the Friday night event, several members of the ...

Hillel brings students together as community to break fast, celebrate new year

By David Blumberg For Mitzpeh @DGBlumberg Yom Kippur is a time to reflect. It is a time to consider the past year, mistakes we’ve made and our goals for the new year. But for many Jewish students, there is something else on their minds on Yom Kippur: hunger. As the sun set Wednesday night, Maryland Hillel held its annual Break ...

The clash of values, at home and abroad

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   “Everyone has multifaceted, complex identities,” said Dr. Shibley Telhami, a professor and distinguished scholar-teacher lecturer at this university. “Every day we decide which identity we put first.” With these words, Telhami delved into modern America’s conception of ...

“You can’t have it all.” Rabbi speaks about diversity of opinions in Jewish community

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV Staff writer @Jessenassh   Rabbi Ethan Tucker, president and rosh yeshiva of Hadar, came to this university on Monday to discuss his philosophy regarding religious practice in Judaism and in the American culture at large. Throughout the night, students had the chance to hear about his research and ...