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MEOR welcomes Jewish community members with annual 5K and BBQ

By Brogan Gerhart Copy editor @BroganGerhart MEOR hosted its annual 5K and barbecue to welcome this university’s students back on a warm and sunny Labor Day afternoon. The start of the 5K marked the beginning of the festivities as multiple attendees of the launch party took to the streets to show their support for the organization. Last ...

MEOR seeks to create relationship with Greek community

By Morgan Caplan For the Mitzpeh @m_caplan6 MEOR Maryland, a Jewish campus outreach organization, fosters a relationship with the Maryland Greek community, encouraging an education of Jewish values despite differing religious backgrounds. MEOR hosts a variety of events for anyone in the university’s community such as challah baking, Shabbat ...

Yom HaZikaron highlights differences between American, Israeli military culture

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin Yom HaZikaron is the day of remembrance for the fallen soldiers and the victims of terror in Israel. This year the holiday is commemorated on the evening of April 30 through sundown tonight, May 1. Memorial Day serves the same purpose in the U.S., but the two holidays have more differences than ...

Maimonides Leadership program holds graduation, allows students to reflect

By Rachel Kalusin For the Mitzpeh @rkalusin On April 23 the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship had its graduation, during which students and mentors reflected on what they have gained from the program. According to the MEOR Maryland’s website, the program educates students on Jewish texts and concepts every Wednesday for a semester. It offers ...

Campus kitchens begin lengthy preparations for Passover

By Alyson Kay Staff writer @alysonlyn     There was no spring break at the Jewish kitchens in College Park. During the week, staff at Hillel, Chabad and MEOR prepared for Passover. At Hillel, the dairy kitchen gets converted into a Passover kitchen. As a result, Hillel will not serve dairy products during the time between spring ...

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. ...

MEOR leads hamantaschen baking, talks in women’s empowerment at annual “Shake and Bake”

By Jacqueline Hyman Editor-in-chief @jacqbh58 A group of 12 girls gathered Tuesday night for MEOR’s annual “Shake and Bake,” ready to create all different kinds of hamantaschen during this pre-Purim women-only event. MEOR Assistant Director Devora Jaye created the event five years ago in the hopes of hosting a more unique experience. ...

MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship kicks off its 27th semester

By Georgia Slater For the Mitzpeh @georgiaslater13     This spring, MEOR is kicking off its 27th semester of the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an experiential education program that has engaged hundreds of Jewish students around this university’s campus over the years. This year’s orientation for the program occurred Wednesday ...

Jew You Should Know: Devora Jaye

by Senaya Savir Staff Writer @senayasavir   In January 2012, Devora Jaye chose to join the unique team at MEOR, a career choice she claims she didn’t anticipate, but couldn't be happier about. It all began when Jaye was volunteering for a youth group and Rabbi Koretzky called in search of a referral for a Birthright madricha. ...

MEOR commemorates 9/11 with memorial, hosts annual 5K and welcome BBQ

UPDATE: This article has been edited from the original version, which was posted today (Sept. 13) at 1:17 p.m. See corrections at the bottom of the article. By Senaya Savir @senayasavir Staff Writer On Sunday, Sept. 11, MEOR, an organization that supports and promotes Jewish culture amongst students, hosted its annual “Welcome Back 5K ...