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At Immigration Shabbat, students share approaches to social justice, immigration policy

By Maya Rosenberg For Mitzpeh @mayarosenberg_ For those who celebrate Shabbat, Friday nights are filled with a routine of prayer, celebrating the end of the week and most importantly, food. However, Hillel’s Immigration Justice Shabbat on Nov. 22 was not a typical Friday evening celebration. The Shabbat, part of the Global Justice ...

Professor from Israel leads discussion of “The Rabbi and the Sufi Sheikh”

By Laina Sara Miller For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh A Sephardic law and ethics professor from Bar-Ilan University came to this university last Monday to discuss his discovery and translation of an 18th-century story about a Rabbi and a Sheikh, transcribed by Rabbi Yitzchak Farhi of Jerusalem in his 19th-century text, “Sweeter than Honey.” Dr. ...

Camp Ramah searches Hillel for new hires

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori Camp Ramah in New England and their D.C. Day Camp conglomerate kicked off hiring season on Thursday, Nov. 14 with a stop at this university’s Hillel center to recruit new staff members for the 2020 season. Rabbi Jill Levy, director of the D.C. day camp, Assistant Director Sharon Rosenberg Safra ...

It’s that time of year again…. Friendsgiving season

By Hannah Davidson For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh At Maryland Hillel’s second annual Friendsgiving Holiday Fundraiser, there were three large trays of pasta, a panini-making station and salads of every kind along one wall. Along the opposite side was a table covered with every sweet imaginable—pies, cookies, candy, whipped cream and hot chocolate...

Kedma’s ‘TerpZone Takeover’ brings Orthodox Jewish community together

By Krissy Harris For Mitzpeh @KrissyPrances21 The weekend’s chilly temperatures didn’t stop Kedma students from coming out for the TerpZone Takeover on Saturday night. Over 100 students showed up for the event to enjoy social time with their Jewish community through bowling, pool, air hockey and ice cream. Kedma is the Orthodox ...

The big send-off: seniors celebrate with drinks, food at Hillel’s beer garden

By Ambriah Underwood For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The impending graduation of students at this university was a bittersweet topic for seniors participating in Thursday’s beer garden event held at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center. As the second part of three gatherings slated to kickstart Maryland Hillel’s annual senior sendoff, the Senior Beer ...

NHBT teams feel bracket pressure as Sunday’s semi-finals loom large

By Savannah Williams For Mitzpeh @SavannahUMD Jewish basketball players from around the country were feeling the heat as the competition dialed up for bracket games in the National Hillel Basketball Tournament. The matches, which ran from 9 p.m. Saturday to 12:30 a.m. Sunday, spread through an otherwise quiet corner of campus, taking over ...

Many ways to celebrate Passover on campus, including a chocolate Seder

By Haleigh Whisted Staff writer @HaleighWhisted This university’s Jewish community is hosting many events during the eight days of Passover this year, from March 30 through April 7. Passover is a Jewish holiday that commemorates the freedom of Israelites in Egypt during the ancient times. The name of the holiday comes from the “pass...

Dean of Pardes Institute visits Hillel to discuss life’s uncertainties

By Harrison Goldstein For Mitzpeh @H_Goldstein9 Students at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center discussed the Jewish approach to life’s many uncertainties with Dr. David Bernstein of the Pardes Institute Wednesday afternoon. Bernstein is the dean of the Pardes Institute, a co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community. Based in ...

Holocaust survivor leaves inspiring message to Hillel students

By Erin Garry For Mitzpeh @egarry12 Determination was the mentality that Barney Sidler needed to survive the Holocaust, and it was the overall message he instilled in students at Hillel on Monday night where he told his story of survival. Sidler, grandfather of senior Margo Bernhaut, was one of 11 family members to survive the Holocaust ...