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Jewish students flock to specific university courses

By Lexi Sugar For Mitzpeh @lexisugarmedia   BSCI170: Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology and ENES140: Discovering New Ventures: Foundations in Entrepreneurship are two courses that are offered at this university. It is a little known fact that many Jewish students are supposedly enrolled in or have previously taken both of ...

Alliance club Hamsa creates safe havens for students on campus

By Hallie Kay For Mitzpeh @TheHallieKay   Hamsa UMD, an on-campus Jewish LGBTQ+ and allies club, is becoming a larger inclusive organization for all Jewish LGBTQ+ students on campus at this university. The club started in the early 2000s, said club President Avi Alpert, and has catered to the needs of Jewish LGBTQ+ students and ...

AFB apartments, the place to be for Jewish students

By Chinonso Maduforo For Mitzpeh @Mitzpeh   The American Flag Building apartments on Knox Road, or AFB, have been a staple housing option for Jewish students for years. All 15 apartments in AFB are currently occupied by Jewish students. With a basement and three upper floors, the apartment-turned-Jewish-community has become a ...

Students bring questions, concerns around Jordan McNair’s death to SGA town hall meeting

By Haemee Lee For Mitzpeh @Haeitsmee   Students engaged in a respectful conversation at a town hall meeting Thursday night to voice their concerns with this university’s athletics department and administration, following the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair in June. “This evening is primarily about what ...

Jew You Should Know: Aaron Kraiman

By Eugene “Jesse” Nash IV For Mitzpeh @jessenassh   “The Maryland man takes after his purple-haired grandmother,” said Aaron Kraiman. The senior kinesiology major is known around campus for three things: “Maryland, Biking, and Judaism” according to Amir Wertheimer, a junior architecture major. Others know him as a ...

“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 ...