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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 ...

New Hillel Torah will honor former D.C. resident

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ The news that Hillel will soon receive a new Torah brings excitement to members of its community. Just like her peers, freshman materials science and engineering major Miriam Charnoff is also excited for the arrival of the new Torah and for the Jewish learning experiences it will bring. Ho...

Susskind finds life lessons combining basketball, Judaism

By Miller Friedman Staff writer @miller_friedman Jacob Susskind’s career at this university made several headlines in the Jewish community. Susskind was a walk-on for the this university’s basketball team, and even though he averaged less than two minutes per game over his four-year career, his impact spread far beyond the basketball ...

Freshman Terps attend annual back-to-school camping trip

By Mollie Higgins For the Mitzpeh @molliehigginss About 30 new Terps partook in Maryland Hillel’s third annual Freshman Camping Trip on Sunday at the Greenbelt State Park in hopes of meeting new people and getting involved on campus. This university’s Terps After Dark offered the program in partnership with Hillel, who led the camping ...

Jewish students, faculty gather at Maryland Hillel’s opening BBQ

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart   Maryland Hillel kicked off the school year by welcoming members of the campus Jewish community to its annual opening barbecue Wednesday night. Students enjoyed music, food and appearances by Testudo, the Mighty Sound of Maryland and this university’s cheerleaders. The staff at Hillel ...

New JLIC couple makes its way into Hillel for fall

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news Rabbi Elie Schwartz and his wife, Miriam, will arrive at Maryland Hillel this August to serve as the new Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus couple, but they won’t be alone – baby Schwartz No. 1 will be with them, too. After news that one of the JLIC couples, Alex and Ahuva Tsykin, would ...