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Rabbi visits Hillel for discussion about courage, leadership

By Nick Albicocco For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel received a visit on Feb. 25 from Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan, who spent an hour empowering students with a discussion about courage and leadership, overcoming fear and perfectionism and acting yourself. The event marked Kastan’s first speaking appearance at a university, and ...

Ruach hosts night of music, discussion of prayer at Hillel

By Jacqueline Chase Staff writer @Mitzpeh   Students gathered for an hour of song and discussion at Hillel Tuesday night to explore music in the context of prayer. Ruach, the Reform student group at Maryland Hillel, invited students to a program, titled “Songful Tefillah: Lecha Dodi,” to discuss the connection between the ...

Thurgood Marshall Jr. urges students to build bridges at Brody Foundation Public Policy Forum

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The School of Public Policy at this university hosted a discussion with Thurgood Marshall Jr., an accomplished lawyer who formerly worked for the federal government, at the Stamp Student Union Tuesday evening. Marshall is the son of the late Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme ...

Campus organizations come together to address peacemaking over social media

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Members from multiple UMD communities and religious groups facilitated a discussion addressing peacebuilding in our social-media-driven society Thursday afternoon. The “Peacebuilding in a New Age” event was hosted by 10 campus groups, including Maryland Hillel, MICA, the Memorial Chapel and the ...

UMD students, faculty address racial issues during roundtable discussion

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Three students and two professors at this university examined racial topics Thursday night in a roundtable discussion at Juan Ramon Jimenez Hall. The event was hosted by Maryland Discourse, a non-partisan, politically neutral organization on campus that aims to create a more aware and engaged society, ...