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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 ...

Maryland Greek Life gathers at Hillel for casual Passover Seder

By Rebecca Cohen For the Mitzpeh @beccacohen_ The second night of Passover brought unity and fun to Jewish students in Maryland’s Greek Life community with Hillel’s Greek Seder Tuesday night. The event started at 7 p.m., when members of Greek Life congregated at Hillel, regardless of religious affiliation. The ticket  cost $10, to pay for ...

Students spread positivity in community on Good Deeds Day

By Yelin Jung For the Mitzpeh @iamyelin_a More than 125 students spent their Sunday helping their local community, participating in Maryland Hillel’s Good Deeds Day April 2. Good Deeds Day is an international day of service that was started in 2007 by businesswoman and philanthropist Shari Arison. Maryland Hillel partnered with the Jewish ...

Fans pack the courts for NHBT shootout, dunk competitions

By Alex Pacinda For the Mitzpeh @apacinda_news   Saturday’s individual events for the National Hillel Basketball Tournament began with a three-point shootout at the Reckord Armory.  Competitors from all over the country were assigned to various courts for the two rounds of shootouts.   After a brief warm-up, competitors had ten ...

Hillel, Chabad offer Passover celebrations on campus

By Jamie Kerner For the Mitzpeh @JamieKerner_ Passover is an eight-day period filled with matzah and other flourless food. Families travel short and long distances to celebrate and eat at the seder table together. Because Passover starts during the school week this year, many students will not be returning home to their families for the holiday. ...

Brian Rosenzweig speaks on importance of technology, innovation in Israel

By Nicole Reisinger For the Mitzpeh @nareising A co-founder and managing partner at JANVEST Capital Partners, a venture capital firm, talked to about 20 students Tuesday evening at Maryland Hillel about Israel’s prominence in the technology market, and why innovation is so important for the country. Brian Rosenzweig spoke on behalf of the ...

UMD seniors host Hometown Throwdown meal for 160 students

By Carly Taylor For the Mitzpeh @carly_taylor97 A recent Shabbat dinner hosted by Maryland Hillel was no ordinary sit-down meal. Instead of just simply enjoying their dinner, students stood on chairs, cheering on their hometowns and mocking others. About 160 students gathered Friday, Dec. 3 for the second senior-led dinner of the fall ...