Jew You Should Know: Meira Goldfischer
By Lisa Woolfson
Sophomore Meira Goldfischer says that school has always been her first priority. But as president of Hamsa UMD and a cabinet member of Terps for Israel, no one can accuse her of not being involved in extracurriculars. Hamsa is the only Jewish LGBTQ+ group on campus and anyone who is part of that ...
Hamsa drag show brings packed crowd in a “first” for Hillel
By Maya Rosenberg
It had all the elements of a drag show: flashing lights, a skintight catsuit, thumping pop music and most importantly, a queer, Jewish drag queen.
Hamsa, this university’s Jewish LGBTQ and Allies student organization, hosted a drag show at Hillel. While Hamsa has hosted ice cream socials ...
Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus
By Hallie Kay
Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university.
The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...
Hamsa provides sense of community for LGBT Jews
By Jackie Budko
For LGBT students, finding a place to fit in on this university’s campus can be hard, which is why Hamsa was created for this sector of the Jewish community.
“Coming in as a freshman, I had a lot of friends in the organization who were juniors and seniors and helped me fit into the community,...
Students host discussion to remember the forgotten
MICA and Hamsa spark discussion about the Nazi persecution of the queer and Jewish communities
By Camille Chrysostom, for the Mitzpeh, @Mitzpeh
The office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) sponsored an event Wednesday, April 15 to remember the persecuted Queer and Jewish victims of the Holocaust in honor of ...