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Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   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 Mitzpeh @JackieBudko 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 ...