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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 ...

Hillel’s Wellness Week gives students chance to take mental break before finals

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 Looking for a way to provide stress relief and study breaks for students during finals week, Hillel decided to host its first annual Wellness Week. From May 8-11, Maryland Hillel will host various events around campus to help students relax and take care of themselves during finals. Hillel aims ...

Keeping Hillel kitchen kosher comes with many responsibilities

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a A man with rectangle-shaped glasses removed vegetables from a basin and poured the excess water through a thin white cloth. He examined the sheet over a light box using a magnifying glass. “It’s alive,” he said. Rachamim Fakheri, a mashgiach in Maryland Hillel kitchen, checks vegetables for ...

Students attend annual Israel Fest, enjoy JSU activities

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students and Israel supporters at this university flocked to celebrate and socialize at the eastern end of McKeldin Mall Tuesday for the Jewish Student Union’s annual Israel Fest. About 1,500 to 2,000 people attended from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., proving a more consistent crowd than in previous years, said ...

Assistant director of Maryland Hillel accepts position in Texas

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart The assistant director of Maryland Hillel will be leaving at the end of the semester to pursue a new role as a Hillel executive director in Texas next fall. “Leaving Maryland Hillel [will be] very bittersweet,” Maiya Chard-Yaron said. “I will miss College Park, Maryland Hillel and the ...

Jewish comedian embraces American, Israeli cultural gimmicks

Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn   On Friday night, comedian Benji Lovitt performed in front of a packed room at Hillel during Israel week. The audience laughed at Lovitt’s humorous descriptions of college and Israel, as he mentioned myths about Israel and the people who live there along the way. Lovitt started by ...

A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed escape the room challenge. But on the overcast evening of April 22, I was not. I am categorically, ...