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Despite the cold, JFarm blooms into winter

By Ben Curtis For Mitzpeh @ben_curtis12 Although winter is approaching, a JFarm garden outside of the Maryland Hillel building is still blooming in more ways than one. The JFarm garden, supported by the Hillel club since 2009, is part of a mission to strengthen the Jewish community on campus by planting crops and hosting events and ...

With “Adopt-a-Bubbie,” students assist the elderly, but make new friends as well

By Madison Burinsky For Mitzpeh @officialMadiB_ It's no secret that college students have a wide array of interests, ranging from art to music, and for some, maybe even playing bingo. For members of the Adopt-a-Bubbie program at the University of Maryland, playing bingo is just one of the many activities they enjoy while spending quality ...

HRCT party brings Jewish students together around food, friends

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1  Hillel’s Reshaping Community Togetherness initiative (HRCT), a Jewish organization founded last semester by students Talya Gordon and Jesse Vaknin, held its debut party of the semester last Saturday night in Terrapin Row. HRCT, which is under the umbrella of Maryland Hillel but also operates indepen...

Students highlight good, bad of teaching Hebrew school, why it’s worth it

By Tori Bergel Staff writer @BergelTori For most students, the weekend offers a much-needed break from the stress of class. Some, however, spend their time not in bed, but molding the minds of children, teaching them the basics of the Jewish tradition while making extra cash on the side. From about 9 a.m. to just after noon every ...

For these Jews, Halloween is celebrated as a simply American holiday

By Hannah Davidson For Mitzpeh @hhannahdavidson Despite its religious background, Halloween is widely celebrated among Jews, including students at this university. It is believed that Halloween originated from Celtic culture, and was a part of their religious ceremonies and traditions, according to History.com. But over time it has ...

Students dance around campus to celebrate Simchat Torah

By Sara Cohen For Mitzpeh @SaraEmilyyy Although sometimes one of the lesser-known holidays, Simchat Torah is a joyous and exciting holiday for Jews. This year, the holiday began on Sunday, October 20 (the 22nd of the Hebrew month Tishrei) and ended Tuesday evening. Simchat Torah celebrates the completion of the year-long cycle of reading ...

For Jewish students, holiday season brings together family, tradition and stress of missing classes

By Mohan Xu For Mitzpeh @XuMohan1 It is the Jewish holiday season, and Jews around the world, including students at this university, are celebrating a series of holidays.  According to Maryland Hillel, there are 6,500 Jewish students on campus, which certainly qualifies as a big Jewish community.   The six students interviewed for ...

MEOR Maryland’s newest educators foster environment of growth, connection to Judaism

By Caroline X. Adkins For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh Rabbi Moshe and Rebbetzin Esti Schonbrun are the newest educators to join MEOR Maryland, a campus-based organization committed to extending learning opportunities to all types of Jewish students through fellowships, classes, Shabbat and holiday meals, trips abroad and more. The Schonbruns came to ...

A ∙ C ∙ H ∙ I ∙ M: Maryland Hillel’s “big brother” program helps transition freshmen into campus life

By Tori Bergel For Mitzpeh @BergelTori Adjusting to a new environment is difficult for anyone. But for a freshman living independently for the first time, it can be completely overwhelming. In comes Achim, a Hillel program that pairs new Jewish students with returning student “big brothers” and “big sisters” to help them ...

Mitzpeh Matchmaker: Jacob Nelson and Adina Arnet

By Yakira Cohen Features editor @CohenYakira When sophomore Letters and Sciences student Adina Arnet rolled into TerpZone bowling Thursday night, she was met by none other than a prior acquaintance, junior finance and information systems major Jacob Nelson. The date took its first unexpected twist when the pair apparently decided that ...