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Jewish students flock to specific university courses

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a little known fact that many Jewish students are supposedly enrolled in or have previously taken both of ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...

Polish historian comes to UMD to present “Historical Atlas of Hasidism”

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   A Polish historian and professor discussed the magic of Geographic Information Systems and the patterns of Eastern European Hasidism Thursday evening in Susquehanna Hall at this university. Marcin Wodzinski, director of the Center for the Culture and Languages of the Jews at the ...

Little Shop of Horrors features Jewish student talent

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @Jessenassh   Over 1,000 people watched a six-foot tall venus flytrap puppet eat an old man during the opening weekend for Little Shop of Horrors, according to the Clarice Performing Arts Box Office. The off-Broadway musical opened last Saturday at the Clarice in Kay Theater to the ...

AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...

Get to know the Jewish a cappella groups on campus!

By Nicole Noechel For Mitzpeh @noechel_nicole   Though there is a wide variety of a cappella groups on campus, only three cater solely to the Jewish community: Rak Shalom, Kol Sasson and Mezumenet. Rak Shalom, founded in 2005, covers everything from American and Israeli pop to traditional Jewish music, performing for audiences ...

First Look Fair draws students from all over campus, offers opportunities for Jewish students

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Students at this university gathered on McKeldin Mall Thursday for the annual “First Look Fair,” which boasted many clubs for Jewish students to join. The fair itself ran from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with tables of all different clubs sprawling up and down the Mall. According to the ...

Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @jessenassh   “The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman. The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, Biking, and Judaism” according to Amir Wertheimer, a junior architecture major. Others know him as a ...

“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD

By Samantha Hawkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays. Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...

Jew You Should Know: Elisha Galler

By Lily Rozenstauch For Mitzpeh @lilischill15 “Elisha is a natural born leader,” said Chad Simon, a sophomore bioengineering major. Simon is a close friend of Elisha Galler’s as well as the vice president of Kedma. Galler is a junior economics major who dedicates most of his time to his role as president of Kedma, where he oversees ...