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“Hard to beat”: Students pleased with Hillel dining at UMD

By Samantha Hawkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Many Jewish students chose this university for its thriving Jewish community and accommodating resources. Hillel meal plans—just one of those assets—allow students to eat three kosher meals daily, in addition to Shabbat and other religious holidays. Hillel’s dining hall offers full meal ...

Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row

By Ben Cooper For Mitzpeh @ben_coops Maryland Hillel will hold its second-ever alternate graduation on May 17 to give Jewish students an option to attend a commencement not occurring on Shabbat or Shavuot. This university’s main commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 20, with individual college and school ceremonies taking ...

MEOR hosts end-of-semester barbecue, bonfire for Lag B’Omer

By David Jahng For Mitzpeh @DavidJahng Students at this university and members of the Jewish community gathered at the MEOR Maryland house Wednesday to take part in a celebration of the Lag B’Omer holiday. Lag B’Omer occurs on the 33rd day of the Omer, which is 49 days between Passover and Shavuot. Barbecued hot dogs, hamburgers, ...

After missing NCAA tournament, Maryland men’s basketball looks to next year with top recruiting class

By Daniel Oyefusi For Mitzpeh @DanielOyefusi With 1:28 left in the second half of its second round Big Ten tournament game, this university’s men’s basketball team was tied at 53 with the University of Wisconsin. The Terps were staring at a chance to add to a bare NCAA tournament resume. Over the next 88 seconds, sloppy offensive execut...

Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault

By Samantha Caruso For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Maryland Hillel hosted its sixth annual Global Justice Shabbat this weekend with the theme Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault. The event, which included a formal Shabbat dinner on Friday night at Hillel and a Havdalah service Saturday night at the Zeta Beta Tau chapter house, aimed to spark a ...

Campus farmers market offers many fresh, but limited kosher, options

By Jared Beinart Staff writer @Jared_Beinart Every Wednesday, right in front of Cole Field House, this university’s farmers market provides students with a change of pace with a variety of items from fresh produce to unique stands featuring hummus, dips and more. While The Farmers Market at Maryland provides a platform for small businesses and ...

Mezumenet holds its fall concert for alumni, students Saturday night

By Alyson Kay For the Mitzpeh @alysonlyn The all-female Jewish a capella group Mezumenet held its fall concert in Memorial Chapel on Saturday night. The group sang eight songs with an intermission after the fourth song. About 100 people ventured to the chapel to watch the group perform. Most of the audience members were students from this ...

360° Video: Hundreds of students attend Maryland Hillel’s opening barbecue

Maryland Hillel hosted its annual opening barbecue today from 5:30 p.m.to 7:30 p.m. and welcomed hundreds of students with music, food and more. See the event from all different angles with feature editor Amanda Engel's 360 degree views.

SHAZAM changes its name to MIC

Advocacy group plans to focus on educating student body about Israel By Daniel Chavkin, staff writer, @dchav96 The Maryland Israel Coalition isn’t a new organization at the University of Maryland, although it may seem that way. Formerly known as SHAZAM, or Shalom Zionists at University of Maryland, MIC has gone through a total rebrand...

Why everyone should participate in SGA elections this week

By Jamie Weissman, staff writer, @jamieweissman If you’ve already logged into Testudo and voted for your favorite Student Government Association (SGA) candidates, congratulations: you’ve officially helped to make a difference in this university’s community. But if you’re reading this now and you have not yet done so, don’t worry, ...