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Jewish students go global during winter break

By Nicole Wohlberg For Mitzpeh @mitzpeh   As winter break approaches, students are scrounging for activities over the long six-week vacation. Hillel provides alternative break trips every year over winter and spring break for Jewish students. These trips are geared for students who observe Sabbath and keep kosher. Over the ...

Food insecurity gets real at Oxfam UMD Hunger Banquet

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20   For many students at this university, Thanksgiving involved abundant feasts and showing thanks for their good fortune this year. Just days after the holiday, Oxfam America at the University of Maryland showed their fellow students just how fortunate they truly are. Oxfam ...

Hillel hosts barre class to promote physical, spiritual health for Jewish women

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart   To celebrate the message behind Rosh Chodesh, female students at Hillel participated in a barre class and discussion Monday evening to celebrate the feminine body and spirit. Annie Weishaar, an instructor from OpenBarre Studios in College Park, led 21 women in a warm-up and ...

What happened to the Maryland Hillel Center kickoff event?

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Maryland Hillel was all set to mark a new chapter with the start of their fundraising campaign for the new Maryland Hillel Center, until they weren’t. The event was promoted as a meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan and UMD President Wallace Loh to “mark the formal commencement of the ...

New program, Challah and Chassidut, takes Thursday nights by storm

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   Avital Hirschhorn, one of Maryland Hillel’s OU-JLIC Torah educators, struggled to find a way to create a weekly event that is both fun and educational. After extensive brainstorming, Hirschhorn discovered that the best way to incorporate both elements was to set up a weekly event called ...

“Monday Mindfulness” brings spirituality to Jewish community

By Jazmin Conner For Mitzpeh @jazmin_marie44   Monday Mindfulness, an event held Mondays before afternoon prayer services at Hillel, provides a 20-minute relaxation session for Jewish students to become more aware of themselves and their surroundings. Aryeh Roberts, a sophomore philosophy major, decided to start the event ...

Jewish tradition and the arts blend for Hillel showcase

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   Students and their relatives attended an exhibition of music, dance and vocals—preceded by homemade food—at the Maryland Hillel Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg (z’l) Arts Showcase Saturday night. Inside this university's Memorial Chapel, during Hillel family weekend, parents and ...

Hillel hosts weekend of events that cater to Jewish families

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The annual Hillel family weekend at this university included various events, meals and activities that catered to the university’s Jewish community Friday night. Rashel Maikhor, the Hillel development associate, explained that the primary reason Maryland Hillel hosts a ...

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 ...