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KOR brings Jewish students together against cruelty

By Ileana Lozano @IleanaIRL Arts Editor At KOR Craft Night on Nov. 4, students made dog chew toys for The Anti-Cruelty Society, an animal welfare organization and animal shelter.  A day after the U.S. election, students were relieved to spend some time away from the tense political climate and take advantage of the opportunity to ...

Hillel adjusts prayer service options amid university coronavirus regulations

By Char Freedberg News editor @CfreeOfficial With the coronavirus lingering and changing this university in many ways, this university’s Hillel still grapples with the question that students are asking themselves: how will Jewish prayer services be handled this year? The High Holidays are rapidly approaching, so this question seems ...

From Jew-ish to Jew: How Jewish students connect to faith at UMD

By Ndeye Aminata Ndiaye For Mitzpeh @aminableu10 There is a big difference between being born Jewish and choosing to be Jewish. Although born into Jewish families, some students were largely uninvolved with their religious identities until they found the Jewish community on this campus. One of them is sophomore computer science and finance ...

Three Jewish denominations “C.O.N.N.E.C.T.” through Torah scripture

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   To celebrate Hanukkah, three of the most active minyanim on campus organized and held C.O.N.N.E.C.T., an event where students of all Jewish denominations can study and learn the Torah’s sacred text together, Thursday evening. “We’re Jews, and our connection to our past is ...

I grew up attending a Conservative synagogue. I never could have imagined something like this happening

By Max Breene Editor-in-chief @maxbreene18   Yesterday morning, an attack on the Conservative Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh took the lives of 11 innocent congregants and left six others wounded. The shooting was described by the Washington Post as the “deadliest attack on Jews in the history of the United States.” ...

Ometz celebrates end of Sabbath with cookies, music during Havdallah celebration

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Ometz hosted a special Havdallah celebration complete with singing, service and food at Hillel Saturday night. Ometz is a student-led, Egalitarian community based on Conservative Judaism at this university whose mission is to provide interested Jewish students with meaningful ...

Conservative Jewish group Ometz provides services, schmoozing, community

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13   With over 6,500 Jewish students on campus, according to the Maryland Hillel website, there is a plethora of ways to get involved within the Jewish community. Among these groups is Ometz, the Egalitarian community based in Conservative Judaism that provides students with opportunities to ...

Over 25 students contribute to OU-JLIC UMD haggadah for Passover

By Asia Hester For the Mitzpeh @helloitsasia1 The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus’s second installment of this university’s haggadah, released Friday, features writings of UMD students that reflect and offer guidance as Passover begins on the evening of April 10. The idea for the Maryland haggadah originated from ...

Masorti Shabbaton connects Jewish campus leaders

By Sharadha Kalyanam, for the Mitzpeh, @sharadhak The Second Annual Masorti On Campus Shabbaton was a chance for traditional-egalitarian Jewish students to get together, exchange ideas and find solutions to problems faced by Jewish students in universities across the country. The conference, held between Feb. 20-22 at Maryland Hillel, ...