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New Hillel Torah will honor former D.C. resident

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The news that Hillel will soon receive a new Torah brings excitement to members of its community. Just like her peers, freshman materials science and engineering major Miriam Charnoff is also excited for the arrival of the new Torah and for the Jewish learning experiences it will bring. Ho...

Yom Kippur holds weight for Jewish students regardless of interpretation

By Lexi Sugar Staff writer @lexi_sugar Karen Shapiro used to shudder at the thought of Yom Kippur. For her, Yom Kippur invoked feelings of stress and anxiety. Fasting seemed daunting to Shapiro, but when she was given the opportunity to learn more about the holiday, her opinion changed. “Honestly, to me, [Yom Kippur] is a very scary and ...

Kedma welcomes Rosh Hashanah with painting, music, refreshments

By Harrison Goldstein For the Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 With the school year kicking into full gear, many students are looking for low-stress activities to engage in during their free time. Roughly 50 people came together Thursday night at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center for a group activity: painting. Kedma hosted “Paint Night,” an event ...

Freshman Terps attend annual back-to-school camping trip

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss About 30 new Terps partook in Maryland Hillel’s third annual Freshman Camping Trip on Sunday at the Greenbelt State Park in hopes of meeting new people and getting involved on campus. This university’s Terps After Dark offered the program in partnership with Hillel, who led the camping ...

ACHIM program aims to make college transition easier for freshmen

By Lexi Sugar Staff writer @lexi_sugar ACHIM at UMD hosted an ice cream party outside of Hillel Monday night, the program’s first initiative of the year. ACHIM was created in an effort to foster a more welcoming environment for Jewish freshmen on campus. According to its mission statement, ACHIM at UMD aims to provide freshmen not only ...

Jewish students, faculty gather at Maryland Hillel’s opening BBQ

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart   Maryland Hillel kicked off the school year by welcoming members of the campus Jewish community to its annual opening barbecue Wednesday night. Students enjoyed music, food and appearances by Testudo, the Mighty Sound of Maryland and this university’s cheerleaders. The staff at Hillel ...

New JLIC couple makes its way into Hillel for fall

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news Rabbi Elie Schwartz and his wife, Miriam, will arrive at Maryland Hillel this August to serve as the new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple, but they won’t be alone – baby Schwartz No. 1 will be with them, too. After news that one of the JLIC couples, Alex and Ahuva Tsykin, would ...

Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @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 ...

Meditation Monday kicks off new tradition of Wellness Week

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news With the stress of finals fast approaching, Hillel decided to start a new tradition with Wellness Week, beginning with Meditation Monday. A few students gathered in Rosenbloom Hillel Center Shul for some Monday afternoon relaxation with Rabbi Aderet Drucker. “We want Hillel to a place that cares ...

Wellness Week provides trail mix to encourage healthy finals snacking

By Evan Silvera For the Mitzpeh @esilvera23 As part of Maryland Hillel’s Wellness Week, students and organizers hosted “Trail Mix Tuesday,” an event that allowed students to make bags of trail mix in an effort to relieve stress from finals. About 15 students came to enjoy trail mix composed of M&M’s, granola, dried cranberries and ...