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Campus organizations offer students variety of ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Editor's note: In the interest of transparency, it is important to note that Miller is an AEPi member. By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Hanukkah is a holiday that was started to celebrate a miracle. While the Maccabees’ unlikely defeat of Antiochus and the miracle of the oil is still at the forefront of Jewish minds ...

Committee for Jewish Collaboration strives to make Hillel a pluralistic community

By Kaitlyn Hopkins For Mitzpeh @khopkins31 The Committee for Jewish Collaboration is considered by some to be a hidden gem within the Maryland Hillel community. This committee of students isn’t well known but aims to “strengthen the pluralistic community at Maryland Hillel and celebrate its diversity through events, programs, and dialog...

Students in Greek life experience SHABAM as hosts

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Everything Ilona Ehrlich and James Hackler had been working towards for the last month came together on Nov. 17 when the two hosted a conjoined SHABAM dinner for their sorority and fraternity, respectively. Ehrlich, a sophomore history major of Phi Sigma Sigma, and Hackler, a junior marketing and ...

Hillel hosts eleventh annual SHABAM in homes across campus

By Kate Casey For Mitzpeh @katecaseykc Over 1,000 students gathered around dinner tables across this university’s campus in celebration of SHABAM Friday night. SHABAM, which stands for “Shabbat Across Maryland” is sponsored by the Gorlin Family Foundation, which helped over 100 students host their peers for a Shabbat dinner across ...

Oxfam’s interactive hunger banquet facilitates discussion about food insecurity, social injustice

By Mollie Higgins For Mitzpeh @Molliehigginss In an effort to educate and inspire students at this university, the Oxfam UMD chapter held a hunger banquet and discussion at Hillel to strike conversation on the social injustices facing refugees and food insecurity issues around the world Thursday night. Senior American studies major Autumn ...

“Lunch Bunch” combines two Hillel favorites: Israel, food

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Lunch Bunch Israel, a new program that meets weekly to eat lunch and discuss individual experiences with Israel, held its first full meeting in the Hillel dining room Monday afternoon. The group, which held a small pilot meeting last week, is designed to be a casual setting in which students ...

Hillel hosts fourth annual Good Deeds Day with “Tie-Tie-Thai” theme

By Ashley Peccerelli For Mitzpeh @Ashley_Pecce Hillel hosted Good Deeds Day Sunday to give students an opportunity to do a good deed and engage with the community. This year’s theme was Tie-Tie-Thai, featuring three activities, tie-dyeing, tying blankets and Thai food. The activities were located in the La Plata basement on North Campus ...

Dean of Pardes Institute visits Hillel to discuss life’s uncertainties

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Students at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center discussed the Jewish approach to life’s many uncertainties with Dr. David Bernstein of the Pardes Institute Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein is the dean of the Pardes Institute, a co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community. Based in ...

Hillel honors Gerry Charnoff with Torah dedication ceremony

By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   Gerry Charnoff was honored Sunday morning for his lifetime of service to the Jewish community by Maryland Hillel.  A new Sefer Torah was commissioned in his name by Miriam and Dr. Allen Schick, a research professor and renowned Brooking Institute fellow, as the community celebrated ...

JFarm cultivates environmental consciousness, new friendships

By Jacqueline Chase For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The newly revamped JFarm UMD: A Jewish Green Community is open to all students interested in growing plants and learning about the environment while meeting new people. The farm is located in front of Hillel and grows a variety of plants including kale, lettuce, beets, sage, and arugula. JFarm is a ...