From tzitzis to swag: The convergence of Jewish Orthodoxy and Greek life
By Yakira Cohen
When Andrew Schwartz opens his drawers each morning, stacks of Alpha Epsilon Pi sweatshirts and rows of kippas make him hesitate. The sophomore management major has a choice: to broadcast his fraternity, to label himself a religious Jew or to try to straddle both.
Of the roughly 30,000 undergr...
MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community
By Morgan Caplan
For the Mitzpeh
MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds.
MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...
Maryland Greek Life gathers at Hillel for casual Passover Seder
By Rebecca Cohen
For the Mitzpeh
The second night of Passover brought unity and fun to Jewish students in Maryland’s Greek Life community with Hillel’s Greek Seder Tuesday night.
The event started at 7 p.m., when members of Greek Life congregated at Hillel, regardless of religious affiliation. The ticket cost $10, to pay for ...
Jew You Should Know: Sherry Levine
By Alicia Cherem
Sherry Levine somehow manages to do it all: as president of her sorority, head manager of a major club on campus and a part of an honors program, her friends have nicknamed her “superwoman.”
Levine recently took on her biggest leadership role yet, becoming president of this ...
Jew You Should Know: Daniel Katz
By Lilia Abecassis, for the Mitzpeh, @Lily_Ayy
For most fraternity boys, “good sorority relations” means getting invited to different formals every semester. For sophomore Zeta Beta Tau brother Daniel Katz, it means having 4 Panhellenic chapters participate in his food drive and donate their chapter house dinner to the Community for ...
Jewish rushing on the rise (Feb. 2008)
By Gabi Weisel, Mitzpeh staff writer
When Jason Botvinick first arrived at the University of Maryland campus in fall 2007, he was unsure if he wanted to be a part of Greek life.
After going to the Chabad House and seeing pictures of the Jewish fraternities and sororities, he decided to give it a shot.
In order to explore his options, ...