Maryland Hillel 31 results

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 ...

Graduating Terps prepare to say goodbye at Hillel’s Senior Send-Off

By Abby Wallisch For the Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh The Hillel community is looking forward to its next big upcoming event from May 12 through May 14, which is centered around celebrating graduating Terps. The weekend includes a Shabbat dinner, beer garden and barbecue with Ari Israel, Hillel’s executive director. Program and operations associate ...

Hillel’s Wellness Week gives students chance to take mental break before finals

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 Looking for a way to provide stress relief and study breaks for students during finals week, Hillel decided to host its first annual Wellness Week. From May 8-11, Maryland Hillel will host various events around campus to help students relax and take care of themselves during finals. Hillel aims ...

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 ...

Assistant director of Maryland Hillel accepts position in Texas

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart The assistant director of Maryland Hillel will be leaving at the end of the semester to pursue a new role as a Hillel executive director in Texas next fall. “Leaving Maryland Hillel [will be] very bittersweet,” Maiya Chard-Yaron said. “I will miss College Park, Maryland Hillel and the ...

A non-Jew walks into a room, has no idea how to get out

By James Whitlow Staff writer @woltihW Humility can be seen as a through-line in the Torah – a consistent theme throughout – and if I had even a cursory understanding of the book, I might have been better prepared for Kedma’s Jewish-themed escape the room challenge. But on the overcast evening of April 22, I was not. I am categorically, ...

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 ...

Yom HaShoah event expresses gratitude for Holocaust survivors, mourns genocide

By Amanda Engel Features editor @acdrazen The Hillel Multi-Purpose Room was full and silent for the majority of the Yom HaShoah commemoration on Sunday. Yom HaShoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day on the Jewish calendar, and between 80 and 90 students attended the candle lighting ceremony. Aaron Yitzhaky, one of the event’s student coordinators, ...

Volunteers help special needs visitors make cards for Israeli soldiers

By Tom Hart Staff writer @Mitzpeh Students from this university socialized Sunday afternoon with visitors from Baltimore Yachad while making cards for Israeli soldiers in the Hillel multipurpose room. Yachad is an international organization that promotes the inclusion of special needs individuals into Jewish life, whether at the synagogue, at ...

Birthright students gather for final sendoff

By Samantha Rosen For the Mitzpeh @samantharosen96 As this university’s students going on Birthright this summer gathered in the Maryland Hillel dining room enjoying Shabbat dinner, they reflected on what they are most excited for during their time in Israel. Birthright Israel, a historical partnership between the people of Israel and Jewish ...