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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 ...

SJP, JSU at odds over Israel Fest 2017

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 After Students for Justice in Palestine, amongst others, interrupted the Israel Fest events of 2016, the organization has already begun its counter movement to this year’s festival, seeking an end to certain Israel Fest activities. Last Israel Fest, a group from SJP protested with signs and megapho...

Students sample foods, learn about Jewish cultures in different countries

By Pearl Mak For the Mitzpeh @pearl_mak Students’ taste buds traveled around the world Wednesday without having to leave the Hillel Game Room. The Jewish Student Union’s Jewish Geography: Food Edition event, which was free to students, featured foods from countries like Morocco, Italy, Israel, Guatemala and more. Helpers served a variety of ...

JSU semesterly bar night generates community among students

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW           Under the Cornerstone Grill and Loft’s sparse, harsh lights, the bar top was shiny and unusually clean at the Jewish Student Union’s semesterly bar night.         “This place will be packed,” Samuel Fishman, senior government and politics major and president of the JSU ...