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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 ...

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, ...