JSU 18 results

JSU pen pal program fosters new connections

By Matthew Weinsheimer For Mitzpeh @mattwein1 Amid a semester of social distancing, online classes and social isolation for many Terps both on and off campus, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) is helping students make meaningful connections through their newly established pen pal program. “We are adding a lot of younger new members ...

Jew You Should Know: Julianna Solomon

By Angel Gingras @GingrasAngel For Mitzpeh You can find her hosting meetings and planning events. You might catch her studying at any hour of the day, or tutoring others in a guided study session. Other times you may find her volunteering around the College Park community, and when she’s not working, she’s spending time with her ...

Israel Fest 2019 draws crowds as SJP holds simultaneous protest demonstration

By Colleen Crowley For Mitzpeh @ColleenCrowle20 Camel rides, henna tattoos and the promise of falafel drew crowds of students to McKeldin Mall for this year’s Israel Fest, hosted by the UMD Jewish Student Union and Maryland Hillel on Thursday. This year’s event fell on Yom Ha'atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day,  and highlighted ...

JSU welcomes all to Mardi Gras semi-formal

By Haleigh Whisted For Mitzpeh @HaleighWhisted   The Jewish Student Union hosted its annual semi-formal on Thursday with a Mardi Gras theme and a goal of bringing a community of diverse students together right before the Hanukkah festival. Hanukkah “celebrates the strength of the Jewish people and signifies a time to build ...

In light of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, anti-Semitism on campus should be condemned, but Jewish students should not fear

By Mitzpeh staff @Mitzpeh   A man attacked Jews at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh this weekend, shouting anti-Semitic slurs and shooting congregants who were innocently praying on Shabbat. The attack killed 11 people, and six others were hospitalized. Just two months into the semester, three incidents involving ...

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 ...

JSU rolls out the red carpet for annual semi-formal event

By Christian Spencer For Mitzpeh @C_Spencer_   The Jewish Student Union held a movie premiere-style semi-formal complete with a red carpet to strut down Thursday night in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Thrown purely for the sake of celebration, students came together to dance the night away. An estimated 50 students, most of ...

Ever wonder what goes into setting up Israel Fest? Here’s the rundown.

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn Check out this sped up video of Israel Fest set up! (Music Attribution: Little by Little by Artofescapism. Found on Free Music Archives http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Artofescapism/Promise_of_Time_Upbeat_Themes/Little_by_Little, with license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/) The ...

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 ...

Israel Week Committee members look forward to week of fun, educational events

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13 For over six years, Maryland Hillel has hosted Israel Week, a series of events to explore and celebrate different parts of Israeli culture. This year, it will begin on Tuesday, April 25 and culminate with Israel Fest on Tuesday, May 2. Israel Week is co-sponsored by various Jewish student ...