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Students gather to hear solutions to Israel-Palestine conflict

By Thomas Hindle For Mitzpeh @Thomas_Hindle_   The conflict between Israel and Palestine is long-lasting, and has formed divides all over the globe. To college students, it’s an issue from afar, but an organization named Roots is aiming to change that. The group, founded in 2014, brings Palestinians and Israelis together to ...

Former players ready to return, compete at NHBT in April

By Spencer Dobkin For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Students and players have already begun preparing for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament, coming back to this university in April 2019. Since its founding in 2010 by Rachel Epstein, a former student at this university, NHBT has grown from a small event to the largest Jewish ...

Dance troupe leads free Israeli dance sessions for students

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   Avirah, this university’s Israeli dance troupe, offers free Israeli dance sessions to students at Hillel every month. The sessions are held in the Hillel multipurpose room and participants are encouraged to jump into the dances throughout the sessions that are all taught and led ...

In light of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, anti-Semitism on campus should be condemned, but Jewish students should not fear

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   A man attacked Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and shooting congregants who were innocently praying on Shabbat. The attack killed 11 people, and six others were hospitalized. Just two months into the semester, three incidents involving ...

SHABBAM seeks to unite students of diverse backgrounds over Shabbat dinner

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   The annual phenomenon known as “SHABBAM” is the latest buzz among Jews on campus this week. Formally known as Shabbat Across Maryland, students are gearing up for what promises to be a dynamic Friday night all over campus. SHABBAM, a program funded by the Gorlin Family Foundation, is ...

Hillel Kiddushes offer a place for community engagement despite money struggles

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   After every Saturday morning Shabbat service, members of the Hillel community come together to enjoy a small meal, referred to as a kiddush. Kiddushes are traditionally held after most Shabbat morning services, and serve mainly to bring the community of Jewish people together.  Usually, ...

Jewish alumni return to Hillel, participate in networking event at RHC

By Benjamin Gonzalez For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   Maryland Hillel hosted Jewish professionals from a variety of educational backgrounds for a networking event Sunday afternoon. In collaboration with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Maryland Hillel put together “Network & Nosh” to give undergraduate students at ...

Challah for Hunger has a recipe for success

By Kira Cohen Features editor @Mitzpeh   If you’ve ever been to a Shabbat meal on campus, you may have noticed the presence of two doughy delights at the table. These challahs, prepared by Challah for Hunger, have become hallmarks of meals at this university. Challah for Hunger is an organization on campus that bakes and sells ...

Hillel Fellows meet with students to discuss Alternative Break trips

By Dan Novak For Mitzpeh @dplnovak   Organizers of Maryland Hillel’s Alternative Break trips met with interested students over ice cream Thursday to recruit and discuss the trips before the application deadline this Sunday. For Jewish students looking to spend their vacations engaging in something more meaningful than ...

Hundreds dance and sing throughout campus for Simchat Torah

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over a hundred students danced for almost five hours Monday night for Simchat Torah. Many do not even attend this university. Students danced from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. at gatherings from Hillel to Chabad to celebrate the completion of another year of reading the Torah. Per ...