Despite the cold, JFarm blooms into winter
By Ben Curtis
Although winter is approaching, a JFarm garden outside of the Maryland Hillel building is still blooming in more ways than one.
The JFarm garden, supported by the Hillel club since 2009, is part of a mission to strengthen the Jewish community on campus by planting crops and hosting events and ...
JFarm cultivates environmental consciousness, new friendships
By Jacqueline Chase
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 ...
JFarm UMD brings students together to celebrate Jewish birthday of trees
By Ryan Lander
For the Mitzpeh
JFarm UMD, the Jewish environmental group at this university, hosted a Tu B’Shevat Seder meditative session for students at Hillel Saturday.
Tu B’Shevat is the celebration of the birthday of the trees. It also is considered a day to celebrate ecological awareness. While JFarm UMD hosted the ...
Hillel’s R. Buckholtz leads discussion on gift-giving at belated Tu B’Shevat seder
By Jacob Schaperow, editor-in-chief, @jschap1
Clementines laid on top of blankets decorated the floor inside Maryland Hillel’s second floor chapel in preparation for a Tu B’Shevat seder Monday evening. Before long, about 20 students sat in a circle around them, gathering in the Hillel chapel to celebrate the Jewish equivalent of Arbor ...
Simulation teaches students about hunger in America
By Chuck Dobrosielski, for the Mitzpeh, @chuckdobro
A local man with a criminal history broke into the corner store Thursday night, stealing several bottles of soda.
It’s fine though; it was a pretend corner store with a pretend shopkeeper selling pretend food from behind surprisingly breakable pretend bulletproof glass at JFarm’s ...
Hillel, JFarm’s Tu B’Shevat seder ushers in spring
By Michele Amira, staff writer, @nicejewishswag
You’ve heard of the Seinfeld episode “Two Worlds Colliding”? Well, Hillel’s Tu B’Shevat seder had “four worlds” colliding — all of which had spiritual significance to Israel and ushering in the upcoming spring.
In Israel, Tu B’Shevat is a traditional holiday that signals ...