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Keva V’Kevana provides inclusivity to all sects of Jewish community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_ caplan6 Keva V’Kevana (KVK) Partnership Minyan strives to provide this university’s Jewish community an inclusive prayer opportunity by combining aspects of both the conservative and orthodox minyan. The group, which meets once a month in Maryland Hillel, promotes maximum participation of females and ...

College Park eruv: a border, a loophole, a necessity for Shabbat

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh     There is a border surrounding this university’s campus -- not maintained by a government, but instead by a group of individuals carrying on an ancient tradition. The College Park eruv encircles the campus and portions of adjacent neighborhoods to form a loophole in Shabbat rules that makes ...

New SGA should combat hateful messages directed toward Jewish community

By Sean Strader For the Mitzpeh @seanstrader13 With a new student government in place for the next academic year, there are many issues it must set its sights on. However, with hostile messages still being posted around campus, maintaining a positive and welcoming environment around this university should hold a place of urgency on its ...

Students spread positivity in community on Good Deeds Day

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a More than 125 students spent their Sunday helping their local community, participating in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day April 2. Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was started in 2007 by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison. Maryland Hillel partnered with the Jewish ...

Hillel North Ambassador program fosters north campus Jewish community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 This semester, Hillel launched its newest program, Hillel North Ambassadors, a leadership development program for Jewish freshmen living on North Campus. According to Hillel’s website, Hillel North Ambassadors is a one-semester long program designed for first-year students to help create ...

Students use basketball to mentor community kids

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 Like many underclassmen at this university, Benji Mitrani was looking for a way to get involved on campus. He thought about the wide array of available extracurricular opportunities, and considered activities ranging from tutoring to playing sports. Two years later, Mitrani is an active member of ...

New Hillel North program to start spring semester

By Senaya Savir Staff writer @SenayaSavir In the upcoming spring semester, Hillel will launch its newest project, a new leadership development program for Jewish freshman living on North Campus. The Hillel North Ambassadors program is derived from the Hillel North Fellowship, where fellows initially planned programs for their peers. ...

Non-Jewish Mitzpeh members

By Daniel Ofman Staff writer @OfmanDaniel What are some characteristics that one would look for in the editor-in-chief of a Jewish newspaper? At Mitzpeh, being Jewish hasn’t necessarily been one of those characteristics. This publication has had many students in leadership positions who were not Jewish and who initially knew little ...

Tragic death of student shakes UMD community

It has been just over two weeks since an integral member of our community passed away. Cornell University senior Ilan Rasooly was visiting the University of Maryland for the Jewish holidays when he fell and sustained mortal head injuries. The following is the reflection of one staff member: “I grew up with Rasooly in Silver Spring, MD. We ...