Maryland Hillel plans alternate graduation for second year in a row
By Ben Cooper
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
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, ...
Maryland Hillel hosts Global Justice Shabbat: Respond & Prevent Sexual Assault
By Samantha Caruso
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
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
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 ...
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, ...
Tragic death of student shakes UMD community
It has been just over two weeks since an integral member of our community passed away. Cornell University senior Ilan Rasooly was visiting the University of Maryland for the Jewish holidays when he fell and sustained mortal head injuries.
The following is the reflection of one staff member:
“I grew up with Rasooly in Silver Spring, MD. We ...