Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row
By Ben Cooper
Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot.
This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...
At graduation ceremony, students reflect on how MEOR shaped their Jewish identities
By Chidinma Onuoha
Students at this university shared what MEOR meant to them in a Maimonides graduation ceremony Sunday.
MEOR is one of the major Jewish organizations on campus. Executive Director Rabbi Ari Koretzky described it as a wonderful vehicle for giving Jewish students on campus a powerful experience. ...
Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off
By Abby Wallisch
For the Mitzpeh
The Hillel community is looking forward to its next big upcoming event from May 12 through May 14, which is centered around celebrating graduating Terps. The weekend includes a Shabbat dinner, beer garden and barbecue with Ari Israel, Hillel’s executive director.
Program and operations associate ...
Some graduation ceremonies will fall on Shabbat, students disappointed
By Jon Orbach
For the Mitzpeh
A number of observant students will be left out on graduation, as some schools’ commencement ceremonies fall on Shabbat, according to this university’s official commencement website. While the campus-wide ceremony will still be held on a Sunday, 19 of 34 schools’ commencement ceremonies will be held ...